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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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Jack Field, Your Store Manager
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Bubba
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Mr. Worther
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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 »

Goofs

The stubble on Holden's face changes pattern and length when he is talking to Justine in the storeroom. See more »

Quotes

Justine: Oh, who gives a shit! Who needs a fucken baby anyway, you wanna make your self useful around here, why dont you get that goddamn tv fixed?
Phil Last: What the hell?
Justine: It sounds like a helicopter is landing in here!
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Special thanks to The Arteta Family and The Greenfield Family. See more »

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Ride Ride
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Performed by Gillian Welch
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Touching, Compelling, Perfectly Ordinary
9 March 2004 | by (Sawtry, Cambridgeshire) – See all my reviews

This movie is great, in my opinion, because its so misunderstood. Its so simple! The dialogue is not heavy, but it is perfectly articulated and emotional, and delivered brilliantly by Jennifer Aniston, who really shines as Justine, a small town girl who wants to get away from the monotony of life. Jake Gyllenhaal's role as a Holden Caulfield wannabe is well pulled off. I particularly liked how depressingly un attractive his drunken dramas were. You could see so many emotions in Justine, trying to ignore what she didn't like about him, trying to find something to love about him. Though my all time favourite aspect of the movie is the painfully realistic awkward sex and kissing. With an extreme but none the less effective ending, I'd easily give this film a biased 9/10! A little slice of real life, for a change.


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