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The Good Girl (2002)

Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly, more...
Director: Miguel Arteta
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Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Running Time: 94 min.
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Director Miguel Arteta and writer Mike White, who had previously collaborated on Chuck and Buck, turn an eye toward suburban boredom with the quirky comedy The Good Girl. Jennifer Aniston stars as Justine, a woman who is feeling constrained by her life. Her husband, Phil (John C. Reilly), is a house painter who spends the majority of his time smoking marijuana with his friend Bubba (Tim Blake Nelson). Longing for something more in her life, Justine becomes involved with a younger co-worker named Tom (Jake Gyllenhall), but because of his fascination with The Catcher in the Rye, he likes to be called Holden. Her new sense of freedom and release are threatened when a co-worker dies, and when Bubba learns of her infidelity. This film was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide

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GreenCine Member Reviews

Retail Rodeo by taramurray22 October 8, 2005 - 7:55 PM PDT
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Men lead lives of quiet desperation.... and if you're a woman trying to pay the bills by working at Wal-Mart and your sterile husband is a stoner housepainter, you may be more desperate than you realize. Aniston proves herself as an actress, her supporting cast are incredible (Zooey Deschanel: "I call it... Cirque Du Face") are awesome. When Tim Blake Nelson is the guy defining your film's moral compass, and he's completely insane, you've got a great movie.

They should have called it "The Dumb Girl" by JMaher February 2, 2003 - 8:56 PM PST
0 out of 11 members found this review helpful
93 Minutes of Jennifer Aniston digging herself into hole after hole after hole.

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