Good Time

Synopsis: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Production: A24
  6 wins & 36 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Okay, Nick,

we're getting

close to the end.

But we're moving

into a new section now,

what they call

sentence interpretation.

Do you understand that?

You know what interpreting

a sentence means?


It's just a fancy word

for telling what the words

mean to you.



And what these are,

these are common expressions

that people

sometimes say.

You might hear it

out on the street,

you might've seen it on TV,

uh, maybe a friend,

maybe your grandmother.

So, I'm going to read you

a few of those, okay?


-All right.

Uh, the first one is,

"Don't count your chickens

before they hatch."

What does that mean to you,

that expression?

"Don't count your chickens

before they hatch?"

Don't count your chickens.


What are you writing down?

Well, the reason I'm asking

you the questions is

because I'm supposed

to write...

You know,

write down the answers...


but that's what I'm saying.

Why are you writing that down?

So, in case I forget it later.

But I don't like

people talking about me

after I go places.

I don't blame you. I'm not...

And I'm not talking about you.

This is just for me.

These are my own notes.

No one sees them but me.

I don't like it, but...

All right, here's another one.

"It's the squeaky wheel

that gets the grease."

What does that expression

mean to you?

You ever heard that before?


Okay, Nick, you know what?

Why don't we skip this section

and just move on

to the next one?

It's actually more fun.

It's easier.

It's called word comparisons.

It's two words that

don't appear to be connected,

and then you say what

you think when you hear

the two words together. Okay?


All right. First one is

cat and mouse.

What does that make you think?

They don't like each other.

That's right. They're kind of

enemies against

each other, right?

That's what I said.

Okay, um...

How about scissors

and a cooking pan?

You can hurt yourself

with both.


How about salt and water?

The beach.

The beach.

That's a good answer.


Do you mind, could we go back

to the scissors

and the cooking pan?


When you said

you can hurt yourself,

what were you...

What did you mean?

Do you ever think

about hurting yourself?

Why did you think

of being hurt?

Because I touched the pan,

and I hurt my hand.

Oh, well,

that makes perfect sense.

What happened?

Do you remember when it was?

Do you not want

to talk about this?

I was sitting there

and trying to eat.

And she started yelling at me,

and pushing me,

and just telling me

I can't eat food.

That was your grandmother

who was saying that?

Yeah, and then

she threw stuff at me.

-She threw things at you?


Then I picked up the pan,

and I threw it at her.

You threw it

at your grandmother?

I threw it at the wall.

Oh, you weren't trying

to hit your grandmother?

Did you burn yourself

when you threw the pan?


Nick, it's good that

we should talk about this.

This is good stuff

we're talking about.

- Excuse me.

- Are you Peter?

Yes, I am. We're in the middle

of a session. Hello?

Nick, what are you doing?

We're in the middle

of something here.

-The middle of an exam.

-Come on, get up!

- Hey, Nick, Nick...

- He's asking me about

the stuff, the pan,

- and the chicken.

- Wait, please!

How would you like it

if I made you cry, huh?

-Would you like that?

-No, I would not. But...

They told me

I had to do this.

Get up. Let's go. Let's go!

But he wrote...

He has all my stuff!

Rip that sh*t up then!

This is my work.

This is my stuff, okay?


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Ronald Bronstein

Ronald Bronstein is an American film director, screenwriter, editor and actor. He directed, wrote and edited the 2007 film Frownland. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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