Must Watch: Brian Goodman's What Doesn't Kill You Trailer

November 26, 2008
Source: LA Times

What Doesn't Kill You Trailer

Yari has debuted the trailer for Brian Goodman's What Doesn't Kill You over at the LA Times. At this point, we can almost classify South Boston films as their own genre. What Doesn't Kill You is the latest, based on the real life of writer/director Brian Goodman. In the film, Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke star as two South Boston kids who grew up as street thugs that eventually realize it's either prison or family. I'm really conflicted with What Doesn't Kill You - it has some great aspects to it, but it's also a very flawed film. And this trailer doesn't help either, it just makes it look like a great film. What do you think?

If you're curious to know more about this, I highly suggest you read my review from Toronto. That beautiful score and the performances from Ruffalo and Hawke, that they highlight so well in this trailer, are the strongest aspects of the film - but the editing and the story are the weakest. I was hoping that Goodman would go back into the editing room for a while before releasing this, but that doesn't look to be the case.

Watch the trailer for What Doesn't Kill You:

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What Doesn't Kill You is both co-written and directed by actor-turned-filmmaker Brian Goodman. The screenplay was written by Goodman, screenwriter Paul T. Murray (The Black Rose, Cruel World), and fellow Bostonian Donnie Wahlberg. The story is based on the real life experiences of Brian Goodman. Yari Film Group will premiere What Doesn't Kill You in limited theaters starting on December 12th this year.

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  • Echelon
    Looks fantastic. The lead actor, and the vibe of the movie, actually made me think of "On the Waterfront" me crazy if you want... *shrug*
  • Briz D.
    OoOOOOOk. What did Ethan Hawke get an oscar nomination for again??? Oh yeah, that's right, Training Day. Ugh! Ok, I am the type that actually is tough to move, usually stories based on real life events do it for me but this looks really unappealing---and I'm being nice here...dang.
  • I think I might have seen this movie 100 times before, or some other heap of shit, I can't tell. Ooh we're all Irish (kind of), oooh we're all poor, oooh let's rob stuff, wow look how attractive my wife is, You think I'll make it? Off course I will, or they could do the ironic version where I get shot, who cares, seen it, seen it. Can't wait for this on cable tv.
  • normf
    I'm just glad that's not Amanda Peet in it like I initially thought it was. In fact, I may just see it because of that.
  • normf
    Oh holy shit, it IS Amanda Peet! How come she's not listed on the imdb page??? PASS.
  • tzarinna
    I'm longing for the day when I can have an affair with Mark Ruffalo, mmmm. I'll catch this at some point.
  • Timothy
    I'm looking forward to seeing this movie. Where or when is it being shown?
  • I have not seen this movie yet but after reading this post, i think i must watch it.
  • Did Brian Goodman work for Whitey Bulger?????
  • very good movie !!!
  • That's a great trailer. Thanks for sharing it.
  • Nice, I think it's a great movie ... looking forward to watch the whole film. Thanks for sharing !
  • Oh very nice Trailer! when is it being shown?
  • Hey thanx - i totaly LOVE the Movie!
  • What Doesn't Kill You - pretty great movie! I like ethan hawke in this movie, but training day was off da hook!
  • Great Trailer - I like It. Thank you for sharing.
  • Hey, thx for sharing! Great Trailer!
  • Thanks for sharing! Can't wait for this on cable tv.
  • Thanks, it's a great movie. One oft the best Ethan Hawke movies!
  • Carmen
    Echt cooles Video, kann ich nur empfehlen
  • Thank you for the fine trailer




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