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THE GOOD GIRL

 
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At Theaters: 8/7/2002 On Video: 1/7/2003
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 33 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 409952
Studio: Fox Searchlight
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Justine longs to have a child but has so far been unable to conceive. She wonders if all the pot her husband smokes might be the reason why. Justine finds a soul mate in Holden, a passionate man who represents a chance for her to escape into a new world of emotional and sexual awakening. Justine finds herself ensnared in a chaotic web of blackmail, larceny and love.
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Comedy - This darkly comic drama will likely appeal to adult audiences with offbeat tastes. Fans of star Jennifer Aniston's work on television may be put off by the darker, change of pace subject matter. The film's subject matter makes the film inappropriate for younger audiences.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jennifer Aniston ROCK STAR, IRON GIANT, OFFICE SPACE
Zooey Deschanel THE NEW GUY
Jake Gyllenhaal BUBBLE BOY, OCTOBER SKY
John Carroll Lynch BUBBLE BOY
Tim Blake Nelson O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU
John C. Reilly THE PERFECT STORM, FOR LOVE OF THE GAME
Director: Miguel Arteta CHUCK & BUCK
Producer: Matthew Greenfield CHUCK & BUCK
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Introduction
About The Production
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PROFANITY: 6 F-words, 3 S-words, one GD, very few others.
SEX/NUDITY: A couple of graphic sex scenes and unrelated nudity.
VIOLENCE: One instance of violence.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, marijuana, tobacco use.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Mostly dark verbal humor, some sex-related humor.
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Above Average

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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Average "The Good Girl only pretends to care about good people who sometimes do bad things. In fact, it hasn't got time for the pain.''

TV Guide Online  Full Review
Above Average "Even during the most intense moments, it's hard to shake the impression that the conspicuously buff-and-polished Justine is only visiting this drab world, her miserable life an interesting career move. The total naturalism of the heavy hitting supporting cast — each of whom reveals something very sad about their characters along the way — only makes for an even less comfortable fit.''

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Justine is grown up, married and longs for a life more fulfilling than the one she leads with her house painter husband, Phil (John C. Reilly), and his ever-present buddy, Bubba (Tim Blake Nelson).

Justine discovers something of a soul mate in her co-worker, Holden (Jake Gyllenhaal), a creative, passionate young man who represents a chance for her to escape into a new world of emotional and sexual awakening. But when the affair quickly moves from liberation to weird obsession, Justine finds herself ensnared in a chaotic web of blackmail, larceny and love...all at the Retail Rodeo.

Is Justine ultimately a good girl? Can she make the right choice between her dependable husband and disturbed lover?

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