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That Good Night (2017)



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Ralph, a once famous writer is in his seventies and terminally ill. He has things to do before he dies: to be reconciled with his long-abandoned son, Michael, and secretly, to ensure he is not a burden to his devoted young wife, Anna, as he goes 'into that good night.' But Ralph ruins all hope of reconciliation when he picks a fight with Michael's girlfriend, Cassie. Later, alone, Ralph receives the sinister and mysterious "Visitor" whose services he has hired to provide a painless ending to his life. But the Visitor plays a devastating trick. Ralph 'wakes up' to face the damaged potential that life still holds for him and with his second chance he has a short window of opportunity to right some wrongs.

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Critic Reviews for That Good Night

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (10)

....this is a lovely and old-fashioned character study with some sly humor and, of course, more than a couple of reach-for-the-tissues moments.

November 6, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The beauty of Hurt's complex performance is the helplessness in his eyes as his mouth spews its poisonous cruelty - he's a hostage to what used to be wit but now just feels like petty spite.

May 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The human interaction, alas, remains hidebound: it's another of those scripts about a writer where the protagonist has been developed at everybody else's expense.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's more mawkish than melancholic.

May 10, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Given the maudlin quality of the storyline, the filmmakers surely didn't need to include such a syrupy soundtrack.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's a bit of a stiff, this ex-stage play transposed to a sunny villa somewhere in art movie land. But Sir John isn't: he's the life of the party and definitely its soul.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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