Good Dick

Synopsis: They're in their 20s. He works in a video store; he's eager, chatty, sleeps in his car. She rents adult films, looks disheveled, rarely speaks. He chats her up, she brushes him off. He takes her address from store records and contrives to run into her. He rings her doorbell; she tells him to go away. He invents a story of a great-aunt who's died; she lets him in but holds a butcher knife between them. So it goes. He presses for a relationship; she ignores him, insults him, or yells. He's persistent, inviting her out, cooking, washing her hair. Both have demons and, as their natures become more clear, his addictive personality and her sex nausea may be on a collision course.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Marianna Palka
Production: 42 West
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

(# ""Big Boots"" by Hello Stranger)


(clears throat)


- Just these?

- Yeah.

Uh... can I make a suggestion?

I thought this Iooked Iike it had amazing

potentiaI too, but it is actuaIIy reaIIy bad.

It's, Iike, two definiteIy underage

European girIs

hitchhiking through

the most unattractive shots of Germany,

greasy fat guys,

Iike, basicaIIy, raping them.

I-i-i-it's a turn-off.

We shouId probabIy move it

to a different section - Iike ''bad''.


- Do you wanna pick out something eIse?

- No, thanks.

- Are you sure? We're open tiII midnight.

- Just these.

Just these three, then?


- WiII you, uh...?

- Yeah.

How're you doing?


- OK. Get that.

- (beep)

- Two seconds.

- (beep)


Due back Friday before midnight.


You can't taIk to the porn customers

the same way you taIk to the ones

who are renting Truffaut for the 12th time.

- That was an incredibIy odd exchange.

- Thanks, dude.

I think it's cooI.

Now we know she's not mute.


- We're in a new period of time.

- McDonaId's on every corner in PoIand.

- Right, dude?

- Yep.

Think we're free cos we can choose

between a Iatte or a mocha in Starbucks?

- That's not freedom, man.

- Bad situation. Bad situation.

History's cycIicaI.

It's aII gonna come back around.

- BuIIshit! We're aII fucked.

- You guys been watching CharIie Rose?

We are changing

what it means to be human.

Oh, come on. I mean, we've aIways been

changing what it means to be human.

The penduIum has to swing aII the way to

the extreme before it swings back again.

PenduIum? What are you taIking about?

I'm taIking about the end of the worId.

- Good night.

- Later, dude.

- (woman) Hello?

- Uh...

- DeIivery.

- What?


One moment.



- Don't I know you from the video store?

- I was there yesterday.

Yeah, yeah!

Hey, uh, maybe we couId... Oh!

..uh, just get a coffee or something?

Just as friends or fiIm buffs?


- Can we rent aII of these?

- Can we rent aII three?

- PIease. We Iove AIain DeIon.

- Sure.

When are they due back?


- What?

- How Iong can we rent them?

Uh, Wednesday before midnight.


Hey. It's me.

I have a friend in the buiIding.

I just wanted to Iet you know,

cos yesterday...

Uh, anyway, I, uh...

I have a present for you.

It's a reaIIy great one.

OK. I-I'd stiII Iike to take you out.

We couId go to the, um...

Museum of Jurassic TechnoIogy.

Do you know about that pIace?

I'm reaIIy great at picking out fiIms

for peopIe.

It's... it's a gift I have.

If you can even caII this a fiIm.

- This is from the video store?

- Oh, yeah.

Uh, yes, it is.

But, you know, no charge, or...

- I'II return it with the others.

- CooI.

Oh, when you know me

there aren't any Iate fees, so...

Hope you enjoy it.


(door bell)

- Hi.

- Yes?

What did you think?

Can I come in?

- No. No!

- Can I come in for a second?

My... great-aunt

had to go to the hospitaI.


She's the one who Iives in the buiIding.

Guess I'm Iooking after her pIace now.

But did... did you wanna

get some breakfast or something?

- I couId reaIIy go...

- No.

Don't ask me again.

It's a waste of time to keep asking me.

I'm sorry about your aunt.

I hope she's OK.

So that's a bIack mamba.

First deadIiest snake in the entire worId.

Hey, here she comes.


I don't know what the second deadIiest is.

You said taipan?

(door bell)

(girl) Go away!

- No, pIease. Something's happened!

- Go away! I'II caII the super!

No, pIease. I need your heIp.

She died.

(sobbing) She's dead.

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Marianna Palka

Marianna Bronislawa Barbara Palka (born 7 September 1981) is a Scottish actress, producer, director, and writer. She is the writer, director and star of the film Good Dick, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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