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The Good Girl (2002)

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A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

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Gwen Jackson
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Jack Field, Your Store Manager
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Bubba
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Haggard Woman
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Mr. Worther
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Lester (as Jonathan Shere)
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Old Woman
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Storyline

The plot revolves around a young married woman whose mundane life takes a turn for the worse when she strikes up a passionate and illicit affair with an oddball discount-store stock boy who thinks he's Holden Caulfield. Written by Elena Pérez

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It's her last best chance... is she going to take it?

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Rated R for sexuality, some language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 February 2003 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Una buena chica  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£114,235 (UK) (10 January 2003)

Gross:

£270,720 (UK) (17 January 2003)
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Trivia

Holden is named after a J.D. Salinger character. Zooey Deschanel, who plays Cheryl in this film, was herself named after a J.D.Salinger character. See more »

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In Bubba's bedroom, the Texas Flag is upside down. See more »

Quotes

Jack Field, Your Store Manager: Life goes on, and so should we.
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Special thanks to The Arteta Family and The Greenfield Family. See more »

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Featured in The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003) See more »

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Ride Ride
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Written by Anne Briggs
Performed by Gillian Welch
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Nonchalant both about its brains and its humor
25 June 2003 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Jennifer Aniston excels as small-town cashier, stifled in a rudderless marriage and miserable at her boring job, who has an affair with a younger co-worker, leading to a series of confounding personal events. Black comedy is initially bright and biting, subtle about its comedic elements and characters while gently satirizing the middle class aesthetic. Unfortunately, the film takes a wrong turn late in the second-half and never quite recovers, leading to an emotionally unsatisfying finish. The performers are all terrific, especially John C. Reilly as Aniston's pot-smoking husband; but, as the screenplay loses steam so do the actors, and the final events are mechanically offbeat--engineered to be quirky. *** from ****


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