Listen, we really tried to stay enthusiastic for this, but when a film is kept from release as "All Good Things" was by The Weinstein Company, it's not just Harvey Weinstein being a jerk (director Andrew Jarecki later bought back the North American rights, and Magnolia are now distributing the film).
We finally have our first real look at "All Good Things" and it plays like a TV-movie-of-the-week thriller. Starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella and Kristen Wiig, the film is a "based-on-true-events" story about Robert Durst, a wealthy real-estate mogul's son who was suspected but never tried for the disappearance and murder of his wife Kathie. Did he do it? Didn't he? We don't know, but what we do know is that the film looks by-the-numbers and the score by Rob Simonsen is distractingly rote. It seems like Harv had a good reason for trying to keep this one on the shelf.
"All Good Things" will hit VOD on November 5th before opening in New York on December 3rd. Full synopsis and trailer after the jump, or watch it in HD at Apple.
Inspired by the most notorious missing person's case in New York history, ALL GOOD THINGS is a love story and murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s. Produced and directed by Andrew Jarecki (director of the Academy Award-nominated doc Capturing the Friedmans and producer of Catfish), the film was inspired by the story of Robert Durst, scion of the wealthy Durst family. Mr. Durst was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Kathie who disappeared in 1982 and was never found. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella as the powerful patriarch, and captures the emotion and complexity of this real-life unsolved mystery.