Monday, November 05, 2007

A young man's film with an old soul

"THE GOOD TIMES KID. Over 48 hours, Rodolfo Cano, an aimless and melancholy man who lives on a boat, finds his life intertwining with that of Rodolfo Cano, a younger and comically inept punk-rock dude. Rodolfo 1, whose psychotic girlfriend has split, befriends Rodolfo 2's girlfriend, whom the latter seems ambivalently intent on leaving. Azazel Jacobs' wonderful debut is a romantic comedy a la Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismäki: naturalistically quirky, funny, sparse on dialogue and long on visual style and heart. Jacobs (who plays punk Rodolfo) delivers a young man's film with an old soul, precisely lyrical and hopefully bittersweet. 5:15 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3, and 7 p.m. Tue., Nov. 6. Harris (BO)

Pittsburgh City Paper

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