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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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Bubba
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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  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£114,235 (UK) (10 January 2003)

Gross:

£270,720 (UK) (17 January 2003)
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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?
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One of the best written pictures of 2002
1 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mike White, writer of The Good Girl, deserves the most credit here. While there is good direction and good performances all around, the writing tops the lot by getting the audience to feel for the characters and to understand their human nature from start to finish. Plus, there is a even handed amount of humor (sometimes from stoners and sometimes from quirks in the store) to go along with the drama.

And the performances- Jennifer Anniston shows she can actually do something other than Friends and portrays small town Justine with her wants, desperation, disgust, and ultimitely fears. Gyllenhaal is as compelling as her passionately crazy co-worker, self based on The Catcher in the Rye if only to himself; Reilly and Nelson give the best performances of the picture (and should've gotten a little more screen time) as pot head painters with aimless destinies.

The Good Girl is a keen portrayal of small town angst at the never-ending, often monotonous and uninspired/unfortunate basis. One of the better dramedies of the year. A-


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