A look at the brotherhood of ‘Good Time’ in an exclusive clip from the Blu-ray.
The heist-gone-wrong thriller from the Safdie Brothers was a hit at Cannes where it premiered in spring. The film that’s put them on the map and got them working with teenage heartthrob-turned-indie star Robert Pattinson, Good Time is one of the year’s best films. At once a suspenseful thriller with a killer soundtrack, it also fits perfectly into the cannon of films on brotherly love. In fact, in the exclusive clip below from the Blu-ray, the brothers talk about their unspoken connection and translating that on film. As harsh as the film is and as hatable as Connie’s character is, his love for his brother and will to protect him might be his only good quality. After all, the opening scene shows Connie bursting into a psychologist’s office, to rescue Nick from his intrusive questioning. Although, it’s unclear what his motives are. Is he saving him or playing him, using him as a pawn in his poorly executed crimes?
Connie is the perfect antihero. He’s cunning, handsome, arrogant and…well, a criminal. In a brilliant scene in a bizarre urban amusement park, Connie is disguised as the Security officer he’s just beaten up. He makes it seem like the security guard, played by Barkhad Abdi, is, in fact, the intruder, not him. When the cops show up and arrest Crystal, the young black girl who’s blindly been helping Connie in his scheme, for loitering, Connie has the opportunity to speak up and assert her innocence. And guess what, he doesn’t say a word. Good Timeoffers a brilliant take on racism and crime in Trump’s America, and the invisible privilege white men often take for granted.
Good Time is on DVD and Blu-ray November 21.