Florence Pugh and Zach Braff’s A Good Person delivers shaky premise with good intention
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 23, 2023 - 06:07PM
Florence Pugh and Zach Braff adoringly crafted A Good Person (Picture: WireImage)

It’s her again! I honestly never thought I could have enough of Florence Pugh, but even I’d had my fill of Flo (for a while) following the full-on melodrama of A Good Person.

Adoringly crafted for Pugh by her writer/ director/ ex-boyfriend Zach Braff, this acting showcase casts her as Alison, a soon-to-be-bride, whose bright future is smashed to bits following a tragic car accident that leaves her addicted to Oxycontin. 

Enter wise old Morgan Freeman to help with her recovery (and for her to help with his).

Like her fellow Gen Z megastars Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy) and Tom Holland (Cherry), Pugh here gets her crack at the opioid crisis movie which triggers an all-guns-blazing thespian performance. 

Less assured is the shakier premise of the script. Clearly it’s coming from a place of good intention. 

It’s a meaty and fairly compelling addiction drama about how all we can do is soldier on through our messy lives with hope, hard work and honesty. 

Yet there’s no getting away from it being a story where Black lives are tragically lost yet the focus is on a white woman’s journey. 

Out today in cinemas and on Sky Cinema from April 28.