Sunday, September 14, 2008

DVDebut Worth Noting -- THE GO-GETTER

Lou Taylor Pucci, shown right (Thumbsucker, Chumscrubber, Southland Tales) is one sweet little pooch, adorable without being too cute, clearly adolescent while simultaneously vulnerable and sexy. His performance in THE GO-GETTER, a bizarre little "road" movie, in which one of the travelers is but a voice for half the trip, helps make the movie worthwhile. The always reliable Zooey Deschanel and Jena Malone provide distaff pleasures, while writer/director Martin Hynes adds enough style and visual flair to keep things interesting. He's also created a number of subsidiary characters that are drawn briefly but specifically and acted to perfection by the likes of Maura Tierney, Judy Greer, Bill Duke and Nick Offerman. Perhaps no great shakes, "The Go-Getter" is rarely less than pleasurable.

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