What starts out to be a romantic story turns into a nightmare in All Good Things a loosely based true story involving a disappearance that could not be solved. Very chilling the movie moves along at a quick step from a budding romance that was frowned upon to the final enactment of the possible murder outcome of this unsolved mystery.
Inspired by the Robert Durst incident, the most notorious missing person’s case in New York history, director Andrew Jarecki takes Marcus Hinchey and Marc Smerling’s script and puts together a searing portrait extracted from actual case records as to how things may have actually gone down. Although just conjecture, the possibilities look amazingly realistic.
What saves this film from a television movie however is the chemistry between Dunst and Gosling who heat up the screen with a touching romance and then a violent relationship. You could feel the love between the two characters as it develops into an endearing affair. When David finds himself with his back to the wall, his rage drives a blazing breakdown in all that is good.
The film is rated R for drug use, violence, language and some sexuality. The film was originally rated NC-17.