(118) At the univariate level, there was an effect of target status on participants' perceptions of the target's competitiveness, confidence, intelligence, warmth, good-naturedness, and honesty.
In evaluating the characteristics of the exonerated target, participants rated the exonerated target lower than the average target in competitiveness, confidence, intelligence, warmth, and good-naturedness. (135) However, in rating the criminality of the exonerated target, the exonerated target was evaluated similarly to the average target.
For example, it is possible that participants rated the exoneree lower than the average individual on good-naturedness not because they believed that being less good-natured than an average individual contributed to the circumstances of the wrongful conviction, but because if one was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, it might make him less good-natured.
But the same unrelenting good-naturedness
demonstrated by the screenwriter-star in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" helps smooth the erratic energy levels and sloppy plot mechanics of "Connie and Carla." Basically "Some Like It Hot"-meets-"Victor/Victoria," this campy concoction is unlikely to repeat the feat of Vardalos' indie phenomenon, but women and gay men should drive the Universal release to respectable numbers.
Lister clearly loves Larkhill Bullet, who is built like a tank, both for his talent on the track and his good-naturedness
. "He's a really kind dog.
The American already had a seven-minute advantage when he and a group of other riders enjoyed a quiet glass en route from Melun to Paris yesterday and their smiling imbibing reflected the good-naturedness
of the final day's racing.
Nonetheless, pic's good-naturedness
is disarming, with evident budget limitations softened by vibrant production design and energetic Brazil pop soundtrack.
He's perhaps a little less dynamic than most but possesses the essential good-naturedness
and good-heartedness of the Brummie stereotype.
He can only have been heartened by the good-naturedness
of the managers towards owners in general, although one did pointedly remark: "If Peter Savill's having a tough time, what chance have I?"
But there's no disputing the good-naturedness
of the film, which even manages within its trim 85 minutes to throw in a couple of hummable numbers (sung by popsters including U.S.-raised CoCo Lee).
Final race, at almost 20 minutes, is a mite overstretched, but pic's good-naturedness
is infectious, with helmer Yasuo Baba pushing all the right buttons.
Pic's refreshingly "incorrect" approach -- not only to race relations -- will test the parameters of some audiences' tastes but is leavened by a general good-naturedness
and warm humanity that few could argue with.