Good Guy Is a Romantic Retread
Nothing much original in this story about traders in love
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2010 12:03 PM CST

(Newser) – The Good Guy, a story of twentysomething love and Wall Street traders starring Alexis Bledel and Scott Porter, left most critics feeling like they'd seen this movie before.

  • Ella Taylor, Village Voice: It "suffers from the dreary want of imagination about the specificity of twentysomething life that has sunk so many other specimens of this battered genre."
  • Kyle Smith, New York Post: It's "not just a shabby Wall Street knockoff clogged with dull, jargon-spewing trading-desk scenes that fail to advance the plot in any way. It's also a nondescript Sex and the City retread."

  • Doris Toumarkine, Hollywood Reporter: "A handsome, well-done, if too familiar, look at the romantic and professional games played by upscale twentysomething Manhattan professionals working pre-recession."
  • Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger: "This is a story we’ve all heard before, retold here without much invention or imagination."