GenreComedy, Drama, Romance Running time1h 26m ScreenplayMarianna Palka CountryUnited States
Release dateJanuary 19, 2008 (2008-01-19) (Sundance Film Festival) CastMarianna Palka (Woman), Jason Ritter (Man), Eric Edelstein (Eric), Martin Starr (Simon), Mark Webber (Derek), Tom Arnold (Dad) Similar moviesAt the Edge of the Abyss, Jupiter Ascending, Knock Knock, Pitch Perfect 2, The Wolf of Wall Street, Back to the Future
TaglineA hard man... is good to find.
Good dick 2008 movie trailer
Good Dick is a 2008 film directed by Marianna Palka.
Jason Ritter plays a video store clerk who stalks, spies on and manipulates a reclusive woman, played by Marianna Palka who often comes to the video store where he works and rents soft-core porn. Eventually, despite his strong optimism, her dislike of sex and resulting defensiveness drives them apart. It is revealed toward the end of the film that her dislike of both sex and relationships was fueled by sexual abuse at the hands of her father. The film ends with a confrontation with her father, and ultimately Ritter's character reuniting with her.
The film contains cameo appearances by sisters Elisabeth Waterston and Katherine Waterston. Tom Arnold has a short but significant role as "The Dick". Jason Ritter's brother Tyler Ritter has a brief appearance, Nancy Morgan also makes an appearance as a waitress. Bryce Dallas Howard and husband Seth Gabel also make cameo appearances.
Festivals and competitions
The film competed in the Dramatic Competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
The New York Times said the film "surmounts its indie-movie quirkiness with exceptional acting and a sincere belief in the salvation of its wounded characters."