A Good Person (2023)53K
A Good Person (2023). A Good Person: Directed by Zach Braff. With Florence Pugh, Morgan Freeman, Celeste O'Connor, Molly Shannon. Follows Allison, whose life falls apart following her involvement in a fatal accident.
“I found myself falling in and out of love with this film. At times it is very punchy and powerful and full of gut wrenching emotion. But too often these moments surrender to more formulaic story beats and slightly cliche and over the top drama. The result is a strong film, but I canu0026#39;t help but think an opportunity was missed.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNarratively I think there are a few missteps that detract from the emotion of the whole piece. It gets bogged down in the Morgan Freeman angle of the story which takes the focus away from the more compelling Florence Pugh angle. This makes the whole thing a little bloated, which weakens some of its emotional punches. It is a strong story and still very emotional nonetheless, but it fails to fully get into some of the interesting issues it raises.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe story may not blow you away, but the lead performance definitely will. I might as well just prepare some boiler plate text for any reviews I write for a Florence Pugh film as she is always brilliant. In every film I see her in every second she is off screen seems like a second wasted. There are so many moments in this film where you feel like it is just you and her as she connects you to the character and the story in such a masterful way. Well worth seeing this film for her alone.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDespite not quite living up to my expectation, A Good Person is a solidly good film. Pugh shines in a powerfully written role, but the whole piece could have done with a little more refinement.”