As the International Movie Database on the internet describes it, “A news reporter looks into who has been anonymously leaving large cash gifts on random doorsteps in New York.”  These are accurate words about the premise of the new picture, Good Sam (2019), in which the news reporter is enacted, solidly, by good-looking Tiya Sircar (who has numerous lines).

Conventionally directed by Kate Melville, this is middlebrow semi-drama, but what Netflix original film is not middlebrow?  At least it’s appreciably smart in its feel-goodism.  Too, it is very good-natured and free of coarse language as it raises the theme of kindly giving when nothing is expected in return.