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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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Heavy Set Woman
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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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Old Woman
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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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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 »

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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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Written by Sammy Fain (music), Irving Kahal (lyrics)
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So-So Dramatic Vehicle for Aniston
5 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Good Girl" was heavily touted as the film that would help Jennifer Aniston break from her Rachel persona and make the leap to dramatic film actress. There was even talk (however brief) about an Academy Award nomination for her when this film came out. Surprise, surprise, but that didn't happen. And where has Aniston's film career been since? "The Good Girl" is leaps and bounds better than any of Aniston's other ventures into film--bland crap like "Picture Perfect" and that other movie whose name I can't even remember--but it's not a great movie in and of itself.

Aniston does a pretty good job, but you still can't escape the suspicion that she's just playing Jennifer Aniston, albeit a drabbed down version of herself. This movie's greatest asset is its supporting cast, particularly Zooey Deschanel in a very funny, dead pan role as a fellow worker at the Wal-Mart-esquire store Aniston's character works in, and Jake Gyllenhaal, who had begun his trek to stardom the year before in "Donnie Darko." The gods were being kind to Gyllenhaal in 2002, as he got to make out with both Aniston and Catherine Keener ("Lovely and Amazing") in the same year.

"The Good Girl" is certainly worth watching. It captures that nowheresville feeling of small-town America perfectly, the antithesis of every Frank Capra movie on the same subject. Instead of a cosy town where everyone knows your name, these towns are instead full of bored, restless people sitting around waiting for something, anything, to happen.

Grade: B-


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