The Good Times Kid

Directed by Azazel Jacobs
Year: 2005
Running Time: 72 minutes
Country: U.S.
Language: English

A story about stolen love and stolen identities, literally shot on stolen film...Momma’s Man writer-director Azazel Jacobs’ second feature is an absurdist comedy of errors, a punk-rock slice of DIY rebellion, and a warmhearted frolic that captures the “amour fou spirit of the early French New Wave” (The Village Voice). Hot-tempered Echo Park slacker Rodolfo Cano (Jacobs) enlists in the army to escape a meaningless existence with his free-spirited girlfriend Diaz (Diaz). When his call-for-service letter somehow winds up in the hands of another Rodolfo Cano (Gerardo Naranjo, director of Miss Bala), a quietly dignified loner who lives on a sailboat, their three lives intersect in odd and beautifully unexpected ways. Evoking the inventive gags of Chaplin and Jacques Tati, plus the deadpan minimalism of Kaurismäki and Jarmusch, THE GOOD TIMES KID “finds poetry in wordless scenes of observation” (The New York Times).

Cast
Gerardo Naranjo
Diaz
Azazel Jacobs
Lucy Dodd
Patrick Reynolds
Gill Dennis

Crew
Directed by Azazel Jacobs