• The GoodTimesKid (2005)

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Release Date: December 18th, 2006

DVD Release Date: August 11th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 17 min

Plot Summary
Rodolfo gets a summons from the Army to report for duty, however, he did not enlist. He travels to a recruitment office to try and straighten out the mess, then ends up meeting another recruit named Punk, a journalist who joined the Army to get away from his life and girlfriend, Diaz. Brooding Rodolfo befriends her, but he knows something she doesn't know: Punk leaves in the morning to go into the Army.

Cast: Sara Diaz, Gerardo Naranjo, Azazel Jacobs, Brian O'Keeffe

Director: Azazel Jacobs

Genres: Comedy, Action

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The film's pared-down narrative is anything but aimless, and it pays off in a haunting final last scene scored with Gang of Four's "Damaged Goods." show more

  • The GoodTimes Kid has a whimsy, a passion, a sophistication and, above all, a vigor that's mostly drained out of Amerindie cinema over the last decade or so. show more

  • Mr. Jacobs's approach is descended from a long line of minimalist filmmakers, from Jacques Tati ("Monsieur Hulot's Holiday") up through Jim Jarmusch ("Mystery Train"), but The GoodTimesKid dances, like Diaz, in its own sweet style. It doesn't get to the point because getting there is the point. show more

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