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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.
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
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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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.''
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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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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?