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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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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
Jon Shere ...
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 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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30 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una buena chica  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$14,015,786 (USA) (6 December 2002)
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Trivia

The film was shot in 33 days, often with six scenes being shot a day. See more »

Goofs

While in bed at the hotel Holden's hand jumps on/off Justine's shoulder between shots. See more »

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Justine: As a girl you see the world as a giant candy store filled with sweet candy and such. But one day you look around and you see a prison and you're on death row. You wanna run or scream or cry but something's locking you up. Are the other folks cows chewing cud until the hour comes when their heads roll? Or are they just keeping quiet like you, planning their escape.
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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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Written by Anne Briggs
Performed by Gillian Welch
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HIllarious
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.

(requiem for a dream)


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