The Good Girl Reviews

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June 12, 2018
"The Good Girl'' will finally make Jennifer Aniston a movie star.
March 31, 2009
A warmly satisfying comedy about dissatisfied people seeking to escape from the personal prison of their mundane lives in soulless suburbia.
February 9, 2006
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.
May 2, 2003
Maybe Aniston should stop trying to be serious and stick with being funny, which is something she can certainly do.
January 20, 2003
A watchable and competently acted drama ... It's all very much out of the American Beauty rulebook.
December 3, 2002
Treads a fine line between wry satire, black comedy, and vaguely unsettling melodrama.
November 6, 2002
Once fans recover from the shock, they'll discover that this sitcom actress has the chops to tackle some pretty heavy stuff.
August 22, 2002
It's soulful and unslick, and that's apparently just what [Aniston] has always needed to grow into a movie career.
August 21, 2002
An absorbing, slice-of-depression life that touches nerves and rings true.
August 21, 2002
White hasn't developed characters so much as caricatures, one-dimensional buffoons that get him a few laughs but nothing else.
August 21, 2002
It's a more believable scenario for infidelity than most such movies, and Aniston gives her all to the role.
August 20, 2002
An effective portrait of a life in stasis -- of the power of inertia to arrest development in a dead-end existence.
August 16, 2002
Aniston inhabits this role.
August 16, 2002
It's tough, astringent, darkly funny and... well, it's also generic, untidy, condescending and mild of impact rather than stunning.
August 16, 2002
A fine cast can't quite rise above a story without enough heart.
August 16, 2002
A smart, arch and rather cold-blooded comedy.
Top Critic
August 16, 2002
What a fresh and interesting take on the drama that lurks beneath the numbing faade of empty small-town American life.
August 16, 2002
Aniston maintains the character's superficially simple patina even as she communicates her churning inner life. It's an appealing, highly disciplined performance.
August 16, 2002
Aniston rises to the level of the material, creating a character of remarkable breadth and depth.
August 16, 2002
Aniston has at last decisively broken with her Friends image in an independent film of satiric fire and emotional turmoil.
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