The Good Guy
beat Oliver Stone’s Wall Street
sequel to festival screens by a good year (well, not such a good year on Wall Street), so perhaps it was ahead of the curve in a way, but it still feels a bit tired and familiar. At least Ben Younger had the temerity to make his junior Mamet, testicular-capitalism-run-amok movie, Boiler Room
, way back in 2000, before the economy’s house of cards had shown any sign of collapsing.
While these movies seem to follow a similar formula (wide-eyed innocent taken under the wing of a Master of the Universe, corrupted by wealth and power, eventually reaching a crisis of conscience), Julio DePietro, wr...