Title: The Good Guy
Released: 2009

Fix: Watching Douchey Wall Street Dudes Get Their Comeuppance
Platform: Roku

Netflix Summary:

Wall Street star Tommy decides to mentor his co-worker Daniel, but his new protégé may prove a little too apt a pupil in this romantic comedy.

FYA Summary:

The words “romantic comedy” conjure up an image of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan hilariously comparing sweet neuroses before sailing off into the sunset. This is not that kind of romantic movie, and it’s only a comedy if you enjoy watching Tommy (Scott Porter) and his coworkers make absolute asses of themselves, while Beth (Alexis Bledel) deals with equally douchey girlfriends. It seems that Beth and Daniel are the only two people who aren’t total jerks in their corner of NYC, so naturally they fall for each other.

Familiar Faces:

Alexis Bledel as Beth

Scott Porter as Tommy

Andrew McCarthy as Cash

Bryan Greenberg as Daniel

Couch-Sharing Capability: Low

This really isn’t a “watch with your bestie or significant other,” unless your relationship is built on watching cynical movies about beautiful, rich people treating others badly. 

Recommended Level of Inebriation: Medium to High

Drink every time Alexis Bledel looks like she’s on the verge of tears. Chug when someone gets their comeuppance; chug twice when someone gets out of jail scot-free. If you drink enough, you might get confused as to why Jason Street is not only walking, but has traded in his career as a sports agent for a slick Wall Street executive deal.

Use of Your Streaming Subscription: Eh

This movie isn’t bad – the acting is good, and the plot is more realistic than a lot of romantic comedies – but it’s also not a feel-good movie with a hugely satisfying ending. As long as you know that going in, you will probably enjoy watching Tommy’s perfect charade of a life unravel.