DVD Review: Good People
James Franco and Kate Hudson make for a great couple. A great, Rom/Com couple. And to be fair, Good People has all the necessary themes for your average Rom/Com. But someone, somewhere decided Good People would be better if it was a violent and slightly bloody London crime caper.
The problem is that James Franco goes from being a husband afraid to tell his wife the reality of the situation they are in, to being able to withstand vigorous torture at the hands of one of London’s nastiest, to being a deadly MacGyver assassin.
Good People is schizophrenic at best, a story that delves into the absurd and laps it up with the ferocity of a thirsty dog on a hot summers day. As far as entertainment goes, average would be paying it a compliment, but it will pass away the evening with more punch than a tired old reality TV show, and that’s about the best thing I can say about it.
Rating: R16 Violence and offensive language.