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Shopgirl (2005)

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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.

Director:

Anand Tucker

Writers:

Steve Martin (novel), Steve Martin (screenplay)
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Ray Porter
Claire Danes ... Mirabelle
Jason Schwartzman ... Jeremy
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Lisa Cramer
Sam Bottoms ... Dan Buttersfield
Frances Conroy ... Catherine Buttersfield
Rebecca Pidgeon ... Christie Richards
Samantha Shelton ... Loki
Gina Doctor Gina Doctor ... Del Rey
Clyde Kusatsu ... Mr. Agasa
Romy Rosemont ... Loan Officer
Joshua Snyder ... Trey Bryan
Rachel Nichols ... Trey's Girlfriend
Shane Edelman ... Chet
Emily Kuroda ... Japanese Woman
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Relationships don't always fit like a glove.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

At 0:14:36, on the right hand side in the distance, a poster for the film Big Fish can be seen. See more »

Goofs

After Jeremy and Mirabelle sleep together, they are talking in bed under a sheet. Jeremy has his arms completely above the sheet. The camera angle changes and now the sheet covers his entire body up to his neck. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy Kraft: I've been reading a lot of books on tape...
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Connections

References Hulk (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sound Of Settling
Written by Benjamin Gibbard
Performed by Death Cab for Cutie
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Shopping For Company
20 November 2005 | by arichmondfwcSee all my reviews

Claire Danes has become a lanky, elegant movie star in the old Hollywood tradition and "Shopgirl" showcases it without a doubt. She was always a good actress but now she's more than that. Her character is a genuine creation that moves in logical if unpredictable patterns. Steve Martin, the most self effacing of the contemporary American comedic geniuses, is becoming quasi french in his story telling style without betraying his utter Americaness. I have a feeling that he'll continue to surprise us and I for one will wait eagerly for his next move. The thinking clown if there ever was one. Jason Schwartzman belongs to the quirky Coppola, Nicolas Cageish school of acting and he is a delight. Odd and sexy in the most irresistible way. The film has an intellectual pace and a sad smile at its center. A real original American comedy for the new millennium.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

4 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$229,685, 23 October 2005

Gross USA:

$10,284,523

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,675,161
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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