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The Good Girl (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  30 August 2002 (USA)
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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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Corny
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Jack Field, Your Store Manager
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Bubba
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Heavy Set Woman
Annie O'Donnell ...
Haggard Woman
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Mr. Worther
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Mrs. Worther
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Lester (as Jonathan Shere)
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Big Haired Woman
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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 PĂ©rez

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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Release Date:

30 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una buena chica  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$151,642 (USA) (9 August 2002)

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 »

Goofs

When Phil goes to have a shower, Justine pulls her shirt together as Bubba looks on. In the next shot, her shirt is open wider again. See more »

Quotes

Jack Field, Your Store Manager: Holden was a thief and a disturbed young man and what happened was a sad thing. Perhaps we can learn a lesson from this tragedy like don't steal and don't be disturbed.
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13 January 2003 | by (Iowa) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I was literally laughing so loud when I saw this movie in the theatre that people were getting mad at me. The movie is also unbelievably sad, and if you dont like comedies with sad overtones, this is not the movie for you. This movie is so perfectly written. You care about Justine (Jennifer Aniston), and you can feel her deep rooted sadness for everyday life, and you can just hope that you don't get stuck in a situation like that when you go out on your own. watch this movie more than once, Oscar nods should be given to Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gellynhall, both of their performances are amazing.

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