The Good Girl (2002)

“Holden was a thief and a disturbed young man and what happened was a sad thing. Perhaps we can learn a lesson from this tragedy like don’t steal and don’t be disturbed.” – Jack Field, Your Store Manager

Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A thrift store employee disappointed with her life begins an affair with a co-worker which starts off a chain of events that mess things up even more.

My Take on it – This is a film that I heard about when it came out, yet never had the opportunity to see what it was all about.

Jennifer Aniston is superb here because she is able to show how great an actress she can be since her character is so far removed from the kind that we are use to seeing her play.

Her character is quite conflicted and she is able to show the confusion of her life as things spin out of control.

The film has numerous characters who are quite eccentric and that enhances things because we get to see how each of them deal with the various aspects of their lives that have taken them by surprise.

The story comes across in a very realistic way and they manage to make so many of the characters seem quite sympathetic in all that happens along the way.

The supporting cast is great here with Jake Gyllenhaal, Mike White, John C. Reilly, John Carroll Lynch, Zooey Deschanel, Tim Blake Nelson and Deborah Rush and they add so much to the atmosphere of everything that transpires in this story.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Jennifer Aniston trusted director Miguel Arteta to stop her the moment she did something similar to her Friends (1994) role. She would jokingly say to him, “Please don’t let her be Rachel.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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