While NBA action is on hiatus, we’re giving one one weekly suggestion of basketball-related content to keep you entertained. This is Wednesday watch.
Patterson had been renting out theaters for regular “Pat Presents” movie nights, but due to current social distancing practices has been forced to go virtual. He’s now hosting his screenings via a Netflix Party extension. He’s been pretty active when it comes to taking in content while confined to his home, telling the Los Angeles Times “I’m watching everything. You name it, I got it at home. With all the movie theaters closed and the new releases pushed back, I’m catching up on movies and shows with my wife at home. We’re flying through TV shows and movies right now.”
As for the film itself, Good Time is a 2017 crime drama starring Robert Pattinson from directors Josh and Benny Safdie. The brothers are the writer/directors of the recently released, and very basketball related Uncut Gems, as well as the 2013 documentary Lenny Cooke about the former top-ranked high school basketball prodigy.
The movie follows Pattinson’s character, Connie Nikas, in a “twisted odyssey through New York City’s underworld” after a botched bank robbery lands his brother Nick (played by Benny Safdie) in jail.
The film is tense (as anyone familiar with Uncut Gems will know, the Safdie brothers have a knack for creating mood) and moves fast as Pattinson’s character jumps from one disastrous scheme to the next as things continue to fall apart around him. Prepare to have your fight or flight response triggered as this film is an anxious watch, definitely not a relaxing night at home with a movie.
It might be just what you need to keep your heart rate up if you’ve found yourself sitting around with nothing to do.
Good Time is currently available on various on-demand platforms to rent or buy. Watch it again (or for the first time) and let us know how it helped to fill the NBA-sized hole in your life right now.