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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Jennifer Aniston
Jake Gyllenhaal
John C Reilly
Tim Blake Nelson
Zooey Deschanel
Directors
Miguel Arteta
Screenwriters
Mike White
Running Time
93 minutes

The Good Girl
Seriously funny, dark satire with an impressive Jennifer Aniston as disillusioned small-town Texan shop assistant.


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Plot
Feeling imprisoned by her marriage to cuddly slob Phil and her job at Retail Rodeo, small-town Texan Justine 'Teenee' Last is excited by the passion of brooding newcomer Holden, until the youth's dark and twisted obsessions force her to make some drastic choices.


Verdict
Seriously funny. White's writing has sharp jabs and compassionate observation, while Arteta balances the comic and the tragic superbly.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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