I Am Good
Review by gloria wong
The latest from popular Czech filmmaker Jan Hrebejk and frequent collaborating screenwriter Petr Jarchovsky (Cosy Dens) shows the duo easing themselves off of one of their key trademarks. No doubt I Am Good displays their astute eye for human weakness and strength and it is, like many of their films, a story of unlikely alliances. But I Am Good eschews the large-scale political statements that tied together many of their previous successes.
Instead, I Am Good is a well-executed caper film revolving around a retired magician who cheats at cards more to show off his skills than to win money, a neighbourhood of underdogs who hang out at the local pub, and a group of shell game con artists working the local flea market. The film is funny and satisfyingly old-fashioned, but hardly the most impressive film in this great duo's catalogue.
I Am Good
Jan Hrebejk | Czech Republic | 2008 | 102min
Tues. Oct. 7 | 7:00pm | Ridge Theatre
Thur. Oct. 9 | 2:00pm | Empire Granville Theatre 4
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