'A Good Person' is a drama film directed by Zach Braff and starring Florence Pugh ('Midsommar') as Allison, a young woman who undergoes a life-changing accident. She develops an unlikely bond with Daniel (Morgan Freeman) and her future husband.
Is a Good Person a True Story?
No, 'A Good Person' is not based on a true story. It is based on an original script by Zach Braff, known for his role as J.D. in the medical comedy-dramatic series 'Scrubs.' However, Braff is also a well-known filmmaker who made his debut directorial feature 'Garden State.'
'A Good Person' is Braff's third film, following the mildly received comedy-drama film 'Wish I Was Here.' Braff's personal experiences motivated him to write the narrative, according to an interview with Entertainment Weekley.
Braff lost his father, sister, and two close friends in quick succession a few years before composing the film's screenplay. Braff said the experience of losing his close friends motivated him to create a narrative that would depict his experience of loss. "I was just amazed by how the people closest to the loss were able to stand back," he said in the interview.
'Terms of Endearment,' a 1983 family comedy-drama film by James L. Brooks, was a major influence on Braff.
Allison, a young woman, undergoes significant changes in her life after losing her fiancé in a tragic car accident. The film also explores the issue of substance abuse as Allison relies on drugs to soothe her grief. "It just felt like something fairly universal," Braff said of the movie's general theme.
It's safe to conclude that 'A Good Person' is not based on actual events. It's a fictional story that attempts to convey grief and tragedy, although with a hint of humor. Besides, Zach Braff's personal experiences with grief and the loss of loved ones help the film's universal themes emotionally resonate with viewers, giving the film a sense of reality.