"Good People" Is a Movie About Somewhat Nice People

September 26, 2014 4:12 PM

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The new film "Good People" is a good movie, but not as good as the novel by Marcus Sakey from which its story originates. Sakey's novel placed the reader smack in the middle of a moral quagmire as a nice young married couple struggled with what to do with a bag of money they discover. The film, starring Kate Hudson and James Franco, does not make this dilemma quite as much of a struggle. And by making them not as "good" as the couple in the book, the impact of their problems does not resonate as much with the film audience.

Tom (Franco) and Anna (Hudson) are living and working in London. Why the story's setting was changed from Chicago to London is a mystery. Anyway the couple is barely making it financially. Plus they are frustrated by their inability to conceive a child. They do own the home in which they live and re...

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