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All the Real Girls back to product details

feels real...
written by marcelmarsyas August 19, 2005 - 10:10 PM PDT
4 out of 4 members found this review helpful

This film displays many of the reasons that I prefer to watch independent film... it feels real and has a great look to it. There is no striving to be slick or overly professional. The attention to visual detail and atmosphere is excellent. The performances are good, especially from the main characters. It takes place in a quiet small town setting and really gets across what that life might be like with true dialogue. Paul Schneider is a little miscast as the loser womanizing jerk, as he seems too much the likable nice guy, but great as the lattter. Zooey Deschanel is nearly perfect and to hear the discussion on casting in the extra, was pretty much a godsend. She adds the attraction that this film needed. She comes across as the definition of real, if a little confused while living in a small town going nowhere. The artifice of this film sometimes sneaks through - but the sensibility is so strong and has such good intention that I was taken with it. It's not an original story, but the feeling of it's presentation was true - and that's something to watch for.

odd love story with quirky small town characters.... slow moving.
written by nayak February 8, 2005 - 9:20 PM PST
3 out of 10 members found this review helpful
A player from a small blue-collar town falls in love with his best friend's little sister. Both are experiencing a new-kind of relationship, and are dysfunctional in their own ways. It's easy to understand the characters, but not necessarily their love for each other, which seems to be based on both having lots of free time, and no real "interests". The pace was too slow for the first 50 minutes, but picked up after an interesting plot twist.

I had high expectations going into this movie, but give it a 3 / 10. There are many other good movies in this genre that are worth seeing first.

auteur theory
written by bakedpotato December 22, 2004 - 6:08 PM PST
3 out of 9 members found this review helpful
yay! David Gordon Green isn't a hack!
Do you want to know the best part about watching a movie alone? There is no one there to influence your opinion. Isn't it great to have your own opinion? yes, yes it is. This movie made me cry like a little baby. Would I have been able to have that same kind of emotional connection in a theater with a bunch of people?
Maybe ...

but probably not. This one runs the gamut folks. - 5 Leaves

very good
written by MRegalado September 30, 2004 - 2:30 PM PDT
1 out of 4 members found this review helpful
This is a very simple, yet complex movie with a beautiful cinematography. The actors, I found them to be appealing to watch and to listen. The actors were able to project developed characters whom we can say-"I knew someone like that" or "I heard of someone like that".

written by cruzer September 17, 2004 - 12:04 AM PDT
2 out of 8 members found this review helpful
If you've ever inflicted or suffered pain
sorting through your budding love life, this jem
will bring back a flood of bitter sweet memories.

Beautiful and Original
written by MMattoon August 23, 2003 - 7:34 PM PDT
11 out of 12 members found this review helpful
I've seen Green's other film, George Washington, and I really enjoyed it, but I didn't really relate to the characters. I related to Paul and Noel in All the Real Girls. They are in love and have the stereotypical romantic past of men and women in the movies - she's a virgin and he gets around. Their story is very well-played by Paul Schneider and Zooey Deschanel and has a great twist. The supporting characters in this movie, some of which have never acted before, are excellent. There are a few scenes that are completely striking in their originality and complexity. I'm still thinking about this movie. I highly recommend it.


(Average 6.79)
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