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All the Real Girls -- Small-town love story of a young man with a reputation for womanizing and his best friend's sister.
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Paul Schneider ... Paul

Zooey Deschanel ... Noel

Shea Whigham ... Tip

Danny McBride ... Bust-Ass

Maurice Compte ... Bo

Heather McComb ... Mary-Margaret

Benjamin Mouton ... Uncle Leland (as Ben Mouton)
John Kirkland ... Justin

James Marshall Case ... Judge Harvey

Patricia Clarkson ... Elvira
Maya Ling Pruitt ... Feng-Shui

Eddie Rouse ... Dancing Orderly
Karey Williams ... Tammy Clinard
Matt Chapman ... Strong Bad
Amanda Chaney ... Girl on the porch

Maribeth Ayers ... Noel's friend (as Mary Beth Ayers)
Summer Shelton ... Noel's other friend
Bob Hardison ... Bob
Bartow Church ... Geoff Seibanick
Rutledge ... Dwayne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Traci Dinwiddie ... Tonya (uncredited)
Trista Michelle LaPrade ... (uncredited)

Directed by
David Gordon Green 
Writing credits
David Gordon Green (story) and
Paul Schneider (story)

David Gordon Green (written by)

Produced by
Jean Doumanian .... producer
Kim Jose .... associate producer
Lisa Muskat .... producer
Derrick Tseng .... line producer
Original Music by
Michael Linnen 
David Wingo 
Cinematography by
Tim Orr (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Zene Baker 
Steven Gonzales 
Casting by
Mitzi Corrigan 
Mali Finn 
Production Design by
Richard A. Wright  (as Richard Wright)
Art Direction by
Jeffrey J. Barrows  (as Jeffrey Barrows)
Set Decoration by
Summer Eubanks 
Costume Design by
Erin Aldridge Orr 
Makeup Department
Dana Elder .... makeup artist
Persefone Karakosta .... hair stylist
Julia Lallas .... additional hair stylist
Production Management
David C. Cook .... post-production supervisor
Sophia Lin .... unit production manager
Craig Zobel .... unit production manager (as R. Craig Zobel)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Best .... consultant director
Stewart Griffin .... second assistant director
Jeff Huston .... first assistant director
Arik D. Penchina .... second second assistant director (as Arik Markus-Penchina)
Art Department
Brooke Bramley .... property master
Mike Chapman .... graphic designer
Gregg Perez .... leadman
Jonathan Rudak .... set dresser
Peter Sattler .... on-set dresser (as Pete Sattler)
George Smith .... set dresser
Elizabeth Steinfels .... scenic painter
Sound Department
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Christian Carruthers .... foley recordist
Christian Carruthers .... sound re-recording mixer
Robin Crumley .... assistant sound editor
John Elliot .... foley assistant
Brian Fletcher .... sound quality controller: audio post services
Christof Gebert .... assistant sound designer
Christof Gebert .... sound mixer
Mark Gingras .... sound designer
Eileen Godoy .... adr project coordinator: Post Logic
Steve Hammond .... foley artist
Gregor Hutchison .... sound studio manager: audio post services
Ernie Kilcup .... sound transfers: audio post services
Thomas Kodros .... dolby sound consultant (as Thomas G. Kodros)
Joe Lafontaine .... adr editor
John Laing .... supervising dialogue editor
James Ledner .... adr mixer: Post Logic
Brent MacLeod .... sound theatre operator (as Brent McLeod)
Daniel Pellerin .... supervising re-recording mixer
Geoffrey Samuels .... adr assistant: Post Logic
Greg Shim .... adr recordist
Nina Sparks .... sound project coordinator: audio post services
Alex U'Ren .... adr assistant: Post Logic
Chris Walldorf .... boom operator
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant (uncredited)
Mike Woroniuk .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ray Bivins .... special effects supervisor
Cal Johnson .... stunt coordinator
Kay Kimler .... stunt performer
Ted Larkin .... stunt performer
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunt performer
Brian Todd .... stunt performer
Cal Johnson .... stunt double: Paul Schneider (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Aguililla .... additional grip (as Richard Aguililia)
Michael F. Burke .... camera loader (as Michael Burke)
Matt Craig .... third grip (as Matthew Craig)
David Elwell .... best boy electric
Justin Scott Gravatt .... third electrician (as Justin Gravatt)
Melissa Guimaraes .... electrician: Israel
Melissa Guimaraes .... swing grip
Matthew Hale .... key grip
Linda Kallerus .... second assistant camera (as Linda Slater)
Brian McKee .... best boy grip
Derek Miller .... fourth grip (as Derek E. Miller)
Rachel Miller .... additional grip
Scott Miller .... gaffer
Matthew A. Petrosky .... first assistant camera
Jamie Slater .... camera department assistant
Ray Stilson .... additional electric
Adam Stone .... cinematographer: second unit
Dave Svenson .... steadicam operator (as David Svenson)
David Troutman .... additional electric
Tarina Van Den Driessche .... fourth electric (as Tarina Reed)
Karey Williams .... still photographer
Kenneth Wilson II .... camera operator: second unit (as Kenneth Wilson)
Casting Department
Mindy Bazar .... casting associate: Mali Finn Casting
David Rapaport .... casting associate: Mali Finn Casting
Mitzi Corrigan .... local casting: Corrigan and Johnston Casting (uncredited)
Paige Johnson .... local casting: Corrigan and Johnston Casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shannon Coe .... wardrobe assistant
Jill Newell .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Alex Alzo .... timing supervisor: Deluxe Toronto
John J. De Santis Jr. .... negative supervisor: Magic Film & Video Works (as John DeSantis)
Marie Hélène Desbiens .... negative cutter: Magic Film & Video Works (as Marie-Helen Desbiens)
Alfredo Frasson .... color timer: Deluxe Toronto
Jerald Jones .... dailies supervisor: Magic Film & Video Works
Brian Kibbie .... negative supervisor: Magic Film & Video Works
Yoon Sin Park .... negative supervisor: Magic Film & Video Works (as Yoonsin Park)
Chris Severn .... timing manager: Deluxe Toronto
Music Department
Gabrielle Fastman .... assistant to music supervisor
Janice Ginsberg .... music supervisor
Josh Grier .... music legal
John Limotte .... music legal
Michael Linnen .... musician
Michael Linnen .... score recordist
Heather Lyons .... assistant to music supervisor
David Wingo .... musician
David Wingo .... score recordist
Utah Carol .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Derek Miller .... driver (as Derek E Miller)
Tarina Van Den Driessche .... driver (as Tarina Reed)
Other crew
Josh Aiello .... office production assistant
Lis Anna .... office production assistant
Kris Baucom .... assistant production office coordinator
Steve Becker .... animal wrangler
Larry Birstock .... account manager: Post Logic
Roberta Bratti .... scheduler: audio post services
Jeffrey A. Brown .... key set production assistant (as Jeffrey Brown)
Evan Burnstein .... assistant to producers
Scott Clackum .... location manager
Kimberly Crooks .... assistant to producers
Hodiah Davidson .... post-production accountant
Bob Dick .... front end services manager: Deluxe Toronto
Kevin Dillon .... vice president front end services: Deluxe LA
Nathan Earley .... additional production assistant
Gary Edmonds .... set medic
Eric Falkenstein .... representative: Jean Doumanian Productions
Etan Frankel .... representative: Jean Doumanian Productions
Ruben Garcia .... account manager: dailies and negative conforming, Magic Film & Video Works
Steven Gonzales .... script supervisor
Bob Hardison .... set production assistant
Jeff Hill .... publicist: Falco Ink
Greg Hudgins .... on-set projectionist: The Fine Arts Theater
James A. Janowitz .... legal services: Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn
Phyllis Kaufman .... production legal
Margy Krafchik .... customer service coordinator: audio post servives
Albert Krause .... production accountant
Jeff Macht .... set production assistant: New York
Shane Meador .... additional production assistant (as Shane Meadows)
Ryan Nelson .... additional production assistant
Josh Newport .... production assistant
Melissa Palmer .... craft service
Adam Paroo .... assistant location manager
Andrew Reed .... production office intern (as Andy Reed)
Neal Reed .... on-set projectionist: The Fine Arts Theater
Anne Reynolds .... customer service representative: audio post services
Carla Roberts .... legal services: Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman Machtinger & Kinsells
Karen Robson .... legal services: Pryor Castman Sherman & Flynn
Rebecca Shlapack .... production office intern
Brian Sides .... location assistant
Tess Smalley .... production office coordinator (as Teresa Reilly)
Michael Tully .... set production assistant
Steve Van Anda .... account manager: Deluxe LA (as Steven Van Anda)
Carrie Walkup .... product placement and clearances
Julie Weinstein .... account executive: audio post services
Shelby Wong .... assistant to producers
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach (uncredited)
Chad Benton .... thanks
Juan Castro .... special thanks
Erin Cline .... special thanks
Traci Dinwiddie .... special thanks
Jasmine Sky Figlow .... special thanks
Janell Fletcher .... special thanks
Matthew Gray .... special thanks
Roger Kass .... special thanks
Dylan Leiner .... special thanks
Eric Schonz .... special thanks

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Rated R for language and some sexuality
108 min
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[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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52 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
First Love: Appalachia or Gotham, the Pain's the Same, 6 April 2003

Low budget and low tech, director David Gordon Green's "All the Real Girls" first struck viewer nerves at Sundance and it will do so everywhere.

Set in Appalachia with shots of the beautiful mountains juxtaposed with a town that never knew prosperity and is left behind in today's North Carolina where the Research Triangle is where it's at, this is a truly affecting and universal story of first love. It's told honestly, without either director's affectation or cast overacting. The story has soul.

Zooey Deschanel plays, outstandingly, a girl, "Noel," returned from boarding school where she's been since age twelve. She plays the trombone and doesn't want to go to college. She's never had a real job and seems not to have acquired much if any ambition or sophistication while away from home. She's a virgin and it's clear that hardly any of her contemporaries who didn't leave town are even remotely chaste. In fact, the suggestion is that most sleep with virtually all the young guys. Including two, "Paul," played by Paul Schneider and his best friend "Tip," portrayed with a brooding intensity by Shea Wigham. Tip is also Noel's brother and protective of her he is. So when his formerly carefree gangbanging bud, Paul, falls head over heels for Noel and she reciprocates he has issues.

The story is universal: the joy and pain of a serious first love, the pitfalls of communication, the unawareness of how words told and events improvidently related can be like mines going off. The simple but inevitable price exacted by inexperience and not just sexual.

There is a quiet and achingly familiar reality to Noel's and Paul's relationship. Anyone honest will recognize himself or herself from some early life. Anyone who genuinely doesn't has missed some pain but at a price. Director Green unflinchingly unravels the mysteries of growing wiser, a necessary but in some ways sad departure from innocence.

Without drugs or crime or a social commentary on the moribund economy of a gorgeous region, the film focuses on the two young people and their families and friends. They are recognizable, worthy of caring about.

When Paul, trying to understand Noel's not wholly consistent emotions and actions, blurts out that he's not that smart, a number of people in the audience chortled and several yelled out "No, you're not." They didn't understand that his comment wasn't self-denigratory but a nakedly honest confession of confusion and fear of loss. Haven't we all experienced that?


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