Arteta's third feature is good step in the right direction, for him as a disrector and for Jennifer Anniston as an actress
| Original Score: B
Jennifer Aniston is excellent in the best movie of her career.
| Original Score: 3/4
A warmly satisfying comedy about dissatisfied people seeking to escape from the personal prison of their mundane lives in soulless suburbia.
In Miguel Arteta's quirky indie feature, Jennifer Aniston searches for meaning and passion in a swirl of suburban malaise and ironically may have finally found a character who can reveal the shades of her talent.
After languishing in second-banana roles in such films as Picture Perfect and Rock Star, Ms. Aniston here creates a fully realized character of surprising nuance and depth.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
I wish I could say I liked it more, but despite a smattering of priceless moments, The Good Girl gets bogged down in the very narrowness that afflicts Justine.
In the long run, The Good Girl will be remembered more as a chance for Jennifer Aniston to wet her acting chops than for anything else.
Aniston shows promising signs of a post-sitcom career with her convincing and understated dramatic work.
Leaves me craving for the entree.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
White, who has a knack for imparting a sense of humor to his screenplays, created several minor characters who lighten the Retail Rodeo's claustrophic atmosphere.
[Aniston] manages to reveal layers of depth audiences have yet to see from her.
O humor ácido e a sensibilidade do filme com relação aos seus personagens merecem aplausos - assim como a belíssima performance de Aniston.
| Original Score: 5/5
Aniston may not have received her much-touted Oscar nomination, but this brilliantly funny and often touching film should assure her a solid post-Friends career.
| Original Score: 4/5
Maybe Aniston should stop trying to be serious and stick with being funny, which is something she can certainly do.
The Good Girl belongs to Aniston, who buries Rachel in style with a sweet, soulful, hangdog performance that you will be thinking of long after you leave the cinema. .
Moving, insightful and thoroughly entertaining, The Good Girl takes us to the crossroads of the human heart. The question is which way to turn/
...Another showcase for Aniston's considerable talent as well as another triumph for [writer] White and [director] Arteta.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
'Si bien no logra desarrollarse como un gran drama, tampoco es tan superficial como muchas cintas que pecan de pretenciosas y que resultan totalmente banales.'
Wraps itself in the guise of a dark and quirky comedy, but it isn't as quirky as it thinks it is and its comedy is generally mean-spirited.
| Original Score: 5/10
A watchable and competently acted drama ... It's all very much out of the American Beauty rulebook.
| Original Score: 3/5