dinsdag 7 januari 2014
100 Movie Challenge 2014 - # 8: All Good Things
Genre: Drama/ Thriller/ Romance
Runtime: 101 minutes
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Philip Baker Hall, Nick Offerman, Kristen Wiig
Description: Mr. David Marks (Ryan Gosling) was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie (Kirsten Dunst) who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.
Review: Today the American Kathleen Durst is still missing. On January the 31st of 1982 the student from Manhattan, who was 29 at the time, disappeared. Thirty years later Andrew Jarecki makes the movie “All Good Things”. The movie is inspired by the life of Kathleen and her husband Robert Durst, son of an influential real estate agent.
The two main characters, Katie and David, are very well introduced and the movie has a strong start. The bond between them and the viewers is developed, so you can easily relate to the characters. The young David Marks meets student Katie. Very soon a passionate and tender romance develops. The natural chemistry between the actors Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst makes it all very believable and their relationship looks very real.
After David decides to work for his father, things start to go downhill for them. And even David’s behaviors changes and not in a good way. David is no longer the man Katie fell in love with.
From that moment on, and the moment where Katie disappears, the movie is going in a different direction. It gets a bit confusing and I find it hard to keep my attention. I loved the beginning, but disliked the last part of the movie.
The fact that we never find out what really happened to her makes the ending a bit more bearable. This movie could have been so much better.
Rating: 2,5/ 5