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All the Real Girls (2003)

R | | 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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David Gordon Green

Writers:

David Gordon Green (story), Paul Schneider (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 John Kirkland ... Justin
James Marshall Case James Marshall Case ... Judge Harvey
Patricia Clarkson ... Elvira
Maya Ling Pruitt Maya Ling Pruitt ... Feng-Shui
Eddie Rouse ... Dancing Orderly
Karey Williams Karey Williams ... Tammy Clinard
Matt Chapman Matt Chapman ... Strong Bad
Amanda Chaney 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

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Love is a puzzle. These are the pieces.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az 'Igazi' See more »

Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,417, 16 February 2003

Gross USA:

$549,666

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$579,986
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Up to Pizmo
Written by Carter Brown, Robert Donne and Mark Nelson
Published by Mute Song Ltd.
Performed by Labradford
Courtesy of Kranky Ltd.
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First Love: Appalachia or Gotham, the Pain's the Same
6 April 2003 | by lawprofSee all my reviews

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?

8/10.


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