The Good Guy
The Good Guy – Movie Review
Some guys seem to have it all: good looks, easy charm, and easy money. Tommy Fielding is one of those guys. Riding a streak of good fortune and a budding romance that could finally be the real thing, the rising young star on Wall Street chooses to spread the wealth, taking his seemingly hapless co-worker Daniel under his wing. But in teaching Daniel the ways of money and seduction, Tommy could become the unwitting agent of his own downfall. As the pressure builds for Tommy at work and in his new relationship, ‘The Good Guy’ gives a true insider view of the culture of Wall Street and explores what it means to be ‘good’ in that world. The answer might surprise you.
The Good Guy couldn’t be more timely. It looks at the masters of the universe at Wall Street. Tommy is a guy who seems to have it all, and he’s in love with a charming fiancee. Then there’s a new guy who starts out as a tech who may be something other than he appears. This is really a fun movie, and it was shot in New York, and I recognized most of the locations, including a building that I live in, so that was pretty much fun. The problems about the movie other than the fact that everybody’s adorable is the seeming good guy doesn’t emerge as anything other than perfect until the very end of the movie. Then the seeming bad guy seems to be the good guy at the beginning of the movie. It probably would have helped to have a little clearer character definition than it really did. Having said that, this guy Tommy is not exactly Gordon Gecko for the 21st century, but it’s fun to watch. Glamorous people doing glamorous and not necessarily nice things. Three stars.