A GOOD PERSON Trailer (2023) Florence Pugh, Morgan Freeman Movie

Not only does Braff have no command of the film’s tone as a writer, he does not manage to have a firm grasp on its rhythm as a filmmaker. He undercuts his actors’ performances. For example, in Pugh’s big confession scene, he keeps cutting away from her to record the reactions of the other actors around her. That lessens the payoff, showing a bunch of bemused faces instead of the actor who’s wringing real emotions. It’s another befuddling choice in a movie full of them.


Asking the question “what makes a good person” might have been an intriguing idea. However, in trying to come up with an answer, A Good Person ends up presenting an overwrought narrative that’s full of cliches that do not resonate.