The Good Guy (2009)

Today, I saw this romantic comedy set in New York city: The Good Guy.

Tommy (Scott Porter) is a Wall Street guy who is in need of someone who can take over Baker’s (Colin Egglesfield, from Something Borrowed) role. He spots Daniel (Bryan Greenberg), a guy who gets coffee and fixes PC’s at the firm. It’s now his job to teach Daniel how to be a Wall Street guy. He also helps him change his personality to meet women. Daniel tries out his charm on Beth (Alexis Bledel, from Gilmore Girls), Tommy’s girlfriend. As the title suggests, there is a good guy and there is a bad guy. So who is the good guy? Tommy or Daniel?

A story about how a girl meets the right guy and knows that he’s the right one. Not an unfamiliar one. I thought that Beth would be the central character but the movie had three central characters. I think that’s what makes this different from other films in the same genre. Most of them just focus on the boy meets girl part.

Writer/director Julio DePeitro also sheds some light on how these Wall Street guys trade and think only about how much they are going to make and not about how much richer their clients are going to get. I got introduced to a new book called The Lost Soldier. I’m having a hunch that this movie was inspired from it.

Do watch this light humored feel-good flick!

My favorite line:

If you forget your dreams, it’s like they never existed.

My rating: 3/5

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Arranged (2007)

Let’s start Arranged-2007one flick a day with a movie that I recently caught on Netflix.

Arranged is a warm hearted film based on the friendship of two teachers. Rochel (Zoe Lister Jones- you might recognize her from State of Play) , is an Orthodox Jewish woman and Nasira (Francis Benhamou), is a Muslim woman in Brooklyn. Although they come from different backgrounds, Nasira and Rachel are pressured into an arranged marriage by their parents. In the process, they both come across men who do not meet their idea of The One.  This common ground strengthens their friendship as they share their experiences about the men they are forced to meet.

In the past, in countries where arranged marriages used to be practiced, the match was chosen by the parents. If an individual was single, he/she would get his/her match through word of mouth or through agents. Now that has been replaced by matrimonial websites and the children are also given a right to accept or reject their match.

Directors Diane Crespo and Stefan C. Schaefer create this feel-good movie with excellent performances by the two female leads. With a combination of emotional and hilarious moments, the movie definitely brings a smile on my face. Stop surfing through the Netflix library and take some time out to watch this movie. Smile

My rating: 3.5/5

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