All the Real Girls

2003

All the Real Girls

Critics Consensus

Has enough honest moments to warrant a look.

71%

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Total Count: 115

78%

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User Ratings: 9,112
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Twenty-two-year-old Paul lives with his mother and works as a mechanic in a sleepy North Carolina mill town. Charming, smart, and unambitious, he has a devoted circle of rowdy friends and a reputation as a callous heartbreaker. When he meets his best friend's sister Noel, fresh from boarding school graduation, the two fall into a perfect, real, but terrifying love.

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  • Nov 26, 2012
    Hurts a little in my gut.
    Nastassia J Super Reviewer
  • Sep 29, 2012
    A man pursues his friend's sister, a match frowned upon because of his promiscuous past. Paul Schneider delivers a sensitive portrayal of Paul, and his romantic scenes with Zooey Deschanel are quite charming. What I liked about the film was how relateable that relationship was. Typical of indie films, All the Real Girls is filled with long pauses and understated scenes that fail to state much. I also have several plot questions. I have no idea why Noel chooses the person she chooses in the third act, and because we never see Paul being a rake and he never goes back to his old behavior, it's hard to believe all the rumors about his character flaws. Overall, I think I like this film more than it deserves mainly because the two leads seemed like people I know or could know.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 30, 2012
    What the hell David Gordon Green? You make the highness and the sitter instead of making more films like this?? This is actually a raw powerhouse film that shows how amazing zooey descahnel and Paul schnieder are. The story is simplistic but the acting and the direction of the film are what makes a contemporary classic. Huge fan of this film!
    paul o Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2011
    The greatest movie on young love through its stages. It's so honest it will likely make you cry. David Gordon Green and DP Tim Orr give the southern-town setting a GORGEOUS look, very much influenced by Malick. The best, most accurate, and beautiful 90-minutes spent with unforgettable characters, two of them creating the greatest love story of the 00's.
    Jonny B Super Reviewer

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