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Shopgirl (2005)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  17 November 2005 (Russia)
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A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about a complex love triangle between a bored salesgirl, a wealthy businessman and an aimless young man.

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Twenty-something native Vermonter Mirabelle Buttersfield, having recently graduated from college, is finding her new life in Los Angeles not quite what she was expecting or hoping. An aspiring artist, she is barely eking out a living working as a clerk at the women's evening gloves counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and thus she can barely make the payments on her massive student loans. She treats her job with a certain distance, often daydreaming as she watches the life of the rich as they shop at the store. She has made no friends, including from among her Saks colleagues, and thus lives a solitary existence, which does not assist in her dealing with her chronic clinical depression. So it is with some surprise that two men with a romantic interest in her enter her life almost simultaneously. The first is poor slacker Jeremy, who works as an amplifier salesman/font designer. Mirabelle continues dating Jeremy as only a relief to her solitary life, as Jeremy doesn't seem to ... Written by Huggo

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Relationships don't always fit like a glove.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »

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17 November 2005 (Russia)  »

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$229,685 (USA) (21 October 2005)

Gross:

$10,281,585 (USA) (17 March 2006)
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For the scene in Mirabelle's bedroom where the cat jumps on the bed and watches her and Jeremy, there were actually two cats used. The director explains in his commentary that one could jump but never watched, and the other was good at watching but couldn't jump. See more »

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The card that Ray sends to Mirabelle reads "I would like to have dinner with you" in block print, with a signature at the bottom. When we see this card again at the very end of the movie, the signature has been replaced by "Ray Porter" in block print. See more »

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Jeremy Kraft: Amplifiers are so under-appreciated.
Mirabelle: What?
Jeremy Kraft: They could be so cool looking and nobody cares about design, you know. It pisses me off! Mac designs a cool computer, EVERYBODY goes out and they buy it! And... a band! A rock n' roll band... lives or dies by their amplifiers... and they're sold... like fridgerators. Hell, it's that ridiculous, come on! The amp should have mystique! I mean, yeah. I mean, an amp should be sold like cool things! You know, like cars! Like swords! Not like appliances. And ...
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Somewhere in My Heart
(1997)
Written by Jeff Oakes and Bill Peterson
Performed by The Volebeats
Published by Jeff Oakes and Bill Peterson, BMI
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Do not expect it to be neither a fun, interesting nor sad movie
17 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just got home after watching it, and I really think I lost a couple hours with something pretty much meaningless.

I thought it was going to be a fun movie, but it ended up being a "nothing" movie. At least, wait until you can see it at home, so you don't regret about paying too much and you can stop watching it at any time.

Anyway, I'm really surprised people are giving it good reviews. Could be that I wasn't in the right mood, although I don't think it was that.

This had to be a 10 lines of text review, and I don't think it is worth writing that much about this movie. Just wanted to alert people about what to expect.


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