Directed by Zach Braff

Florence Pugh takes on the role of Allison in A Good Person, a heartfelt story about a pharmaceutical sales rep on the brink of marrying her soulmate, Nathan (played by Chinaza Uche). However, Allison’s life takes a tragic turn when she gets involved in a fatal accident on the New Jersey turnpike while on her way to pick up her wedding dress. The accident claims the lives of Nathan’s sister and her husband, leaving Allison shattered.

A year after the accident, Allison finds herself trapped in a cycle of addiction to oxycontin and battling clinical depression. She has ended her relationship with Nathan, remains unemployed, and moves in with her equally despondent mother, portrayed by Molly Shannon. Struggling to find her next fix, Allison spirals towards rock bottom.

Everything changes when Allison attends an AA meeting and unexpectedly encounters Daniel (Morgan Freeman), Nathan’s estranged father. Despite harboring blame toward Allison for his daughter’s death, Daniel expresses a glimmer of relief seeing her seek help. In an unexpected twist, Daniel offers to support Allison in her journey to sobriety and, in return, seeks her guidance in dealing with his troubled teenage granddaughter, Ryan (played by Celeste O’Connor), who has grown increasingly withdrawn since her mother’s passing.

The film beautifully explores Allison’s use of music as a coping mechanism, highlighting her connection to the soundtrack. As a trademark of Zach Braff’s movies, the music in A Good Person resonates deeply with the story. Florence Pugh’s musical talent, known through her collaborations with her brother Toby Sebastian, adds an authentic layer to the portrayal of Allison’s character.

The performances in the film are exceptional, capturing the raw emotions and somber moments that mirror real-life experiences. As you immerse yourself in this enchanting story, it is advisable to keep a box of tissues nearby, as certain scenes may tug at your heartstrings. To discover the resolution of Allison’s journey, I encourage you to watch the film and experience its emotional impact firsthand.