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All the Real Girls (2003)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  1 August 2003 (UK)
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Small-town love story of a young man with a reputation for womanizing and his best friend's sister.

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Bo
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Mary-Margaret
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Uncle Leland (as Ben Mouton)
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Justin
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Judge Harvey
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Feng-Shui
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Amanda Chaney ...
Girl on the porch
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Storyline

In a small Southern American town, Paul, who is known for having sexual relations with every girl in town, falls in love with his best friend's younger sister who is a virgin. Paul must try to prove to everyone that this time he is in love rather than in lust. Written by Mark Cameron

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Love is a puzzle. These are the pieces.

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Drama | Romance

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

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1 August 2003 (UK)  »

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Az 'Igazi'  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,791 (USA) (14 February 2003)

Gross:

$548,712 (USA) (4 July 2003)
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Matt Chapman plays Strong Bad, who is also one of the characters that Chapman performs the voice of for the Web animation "Homestar Runner." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paul: What are you doin'?
Noel: I'm looking at that bucket... thinking... why haven't you kissed me?
Paul: 'Cause... I'm afraid... I'm afraid that... when Tip asks me if I have kissed you I have to say "yes".
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Sea of Teeth
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The realest (read: least insipid) relationship film I've seen in ages.
17 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went into this movie with absolutley no expectations, and it seems I was better off than a lot of people who reviewed it negatively. This is by far one of the best, most realistic romance films (or films in general) I've ever seen. Not everyone likes to be beaten over the head by unrealistic Cinderella stories, and this movie is perfect for people who are sick of funny and romantic "romps." Not to say it isn't both funny and romantic, because it is. It's just strikingly different from most. I loved the stark cinematography, the beautifully understated and timeless soundtrack and, most of all, the superbly real acting in this film. (Patricia Clarkson is God.) I enjoy the human comedy, even when it doesn't end on a tradtionally happy note, and this is right up there with "Harold and Maude" in my list of favorite relationship movies ever. The bottom line is this movie made me feel. Sometimes happy and sometimes sad, I never found myself disinterested in what would happen next. No, I don't recommend it if you're looking for the next "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." But if you're looking to feel something and can handle a film with pacing that allows you to analyze your emotions between scenes, this is it. Of course, it also helps that Paul Schneider is the cutest, quirkiest guy I've seen break down in a long time. Likewise, Zooey Deschanel's performance was authentic and devastating. I loved this movie.


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