All Good Things

Overview

The wealthy heir to a prominent real-estate magnate becomes caught up in a high-profile murder investigation in this thriller inspired by the real-life case of Robert Durst, who was suspected of murdering his wife, Kathie, after she vanished without a trace in 1982. Warned by his father Frank Langella that the common girl Kirsten Dunst he loves will never be accepted into high society, the young scion Ryan Gosling throws caution to the wind and marries her regardless. Later, when the girl disappears and politics ...
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Overview

The wealthy heir to a prominent real-estate magnate becomes caught up in a high-profile murder investigation in this thriller inspired by the real-life case of Robert Durst, who was suspected of murdering his wife, Kathie, after she vanished without a trace in 1982. Warned by his father Frank Langella that the common girl Kirsten Dunst he loves will never be accepted into high society, the young scion Ryan Gosling throws caution to the wind and marries her regardless. Later, when the girl disappears and politics enter the picture, a suspicious series of deaths leave a haunted cop convinced that the truth is closer than anyone realizes. Philip Baker Hall and Jeffrey Dean Morgan star in this period mystery written by Marc Smerling and Marcus Hinchey, and directed by Andrew Jarecki Capturing the Friedmans.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes ; All Good Things: Truth in fiction; Back in time: Researching the original story; Unraveling the story: Interview with Andrew Jarecki; Wrinkles in time: Ryan Ages ; Commentary with Andrew Jarecki (director/producer) and Robert Durst ; Commentary with Andrew Jarecki (director/producer), Marcus Hinchey (co-writer/co-producer) and Marc Smerling (co-writer/prducer)
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
The old saying goes that a movie is as good as its villain, and that sentiment applies even more than usual to true-crime docudramas. By casting Ryan Gosling as the profoundly disturbed scion of a New York real-estate tycoon, director Andrew Jarecki makes All Good Things -- his thinly veiled retelling of the infamous Robert Durst case -- into one of the better examples of the genre. As the film opens, David Marks Gosling, a seemingly sweet, slightly awkward young man visits Katie Kirsten Dunst, one of the tenants in a building owned by his father's company, when she complains of a leaky faucet. They soon marry, and build an organic food shop. However, David's insistent father Frank Langella demands he join the family business, and soon his dad's threats to cut David off financially -- as well as his not-so-subtle hints that Katie will leave him unless he starts making serious money -- force David to capitulate. Saying much more about the bizarre events that follow from this ill-fated decision -- like David's eventual foray into cross-dressing, and pretending to be mute -- would rob viewers of the opportunity to appreciate Gosling's superb work in the film. David's slow descent into psychopathic madness grows more chilling with every scene, in part because he makes us dismiss the early warning signs of his latent maniacal tendencies as little more than the garden-variety troubles of anyone raised in wealth who lost their mother at a young age; his early insistence that he doesn't ever want to have kids seems to come from a place of neediness that we eventually discover is bottomless. But as David's outrageous, manipulative behavior grows more and more frightening, Gosling plays the character even more controlled and internal. David is slowly imploding, and the result for viewers is a gradual increase in tension that never really gets released. All Good Things isn't a pleasurable film to experience, but it offers an uncanny evocation of a narcissistic sociopath who doesn't come at us with the charm and sophistication that the typical screen bad guy has. That makes the movie worth seeking out for true-crime buffs, as well as anyone who just likes being profoundly scared by how horrible some people can be.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2011
  • UPC: 876964003667
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Magnolia
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,751

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ryan Gosling David Marks
Kirsten Dunst Katie Marks
Frank Langella Stanford Marks
Lily Rabe Deborah Lehrman
Mia Dillon Katie's Aunt
Philip Baker Hall Malvern Bump
Michael Esper Daniel Marks
Tom Riis Farrell Barry Davis
Diane Venora Janice Rizzo
Nick Offerman Jim McCarthy
Kristen Wiig Lauren Fleck
Stephen Kunken Todd Fleck
John Cullum Richard Panatierre
Maggie Kiley Mary McCarthy
Liz Stauber Sharon McCarthy
Marion McCorry Ann McCarthy
Tom Kemp Katie's Uncle
Trini Alvarado Sarah Davis
Bruce Norris Brian Callender
Francie Swift Kelly Callender
David Margulies Mayor
Glenn Fleshler Sidney Greenhaus
Stephen Singer Solly Sachs
Francis Guinan Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Ellen Sexton Moynihan's Wife
William Jackson Harper Moynihan's Assistant
Ashlie Atkinson Bononie Felder
Donna Bullock Divorce Attorney
Pamela Tyson Lula Baxter
Julie Moran Herself
Technical Credits
Andrew Jarecki Director, Producer
Douglas Aibel Casting
Russell Barnes Art Director
Richard Devine Set Decoration/Design
Barbara Hall Executive Producer
Marcus Hinchey Co-producer, Screenwriter
Susan Jacobs Musical Direction/Supervision
Michelle Krumm Executive Producer
Michael London Producer
Bruna Papandrea Producer
Jennifer Rogen Associate Producer
David Rosenbloom Co-producer, Editor
Michael Seresin Cinematographer
Shelby Siegel Editor
Rob Simonsen Score Composer
Marc Smerling Producer, Screenwriter
Wynn P. Thomas Production Designer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Colin Wilhm Associate Producer
Janice Williams Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- All Good Things
1. For the Record [12:16]
2. Isn't That Great [6:22]
3. The Marks Organization [7:28]
4. Your Past [9:38]
5. Gotta Make a Stop [8:46]
6. It's So Quiet Here [7:36]
7. Hello Mrs. Marks [8:59]
8. The Kennel [11:31]
9. The Year 2000 [4:10]
10. Leave a Message [6:06]
11. Malvern Evicted [5:38]
12. End Credits [7:51]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- All Good Things
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   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary with Andrew Jarecki (Director/Producer), Marcus Hinchey (Co-Writer/Co-Producer) and Marc Smerling (Co-Writer/Producer): On
      Commentary with Andrew Jarecki (Director/Producer), Marcus Hinchey (Co-Writer/Co-Producer) and Marc Smerling (Co-Writer/Producer): Off
      Commentary with Andrew Jarecki (Director/Producer) and Robert Durst: On
      Commentary with Andrew Jarecki (Director/Producer) and Robert Durst: Off
      Deleted Scenes
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         Doing the Dishes
         Hospital Scene
         Polaroids
         Social Services
      All Good Things: Truth in Fiction
      Back in Time: Researching the Original Story
      Wrinkles in Time: Ryan Ages
      Unraveling the Story: Interview With Andrew Jarecki
      Also From Magnolia Home Entertainment
   Set up
      Audio: 5.1 English Dolby Digital
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
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