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You know what it, it's one of those depressing stories set in South US. It's about morality and hypocrisy and the need for people to be understood and escape. The story was not something special but I loved seeing Jennifer Aniston in something different and her unexpected chemistry with Jake Gyllenhal
The Good Girl is an effective portrait of a life in stasis - of the power of inertia to arrest development in a dead-end existence. The film's tone, crafted and nurtured by director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White is grim, in part because the real world is full of people like Justine - individuals whose lives lack purpose and who long for the kind of freedom they don't have the courage to pursue. The acting by everyone from John C Reilly and Jake Gyllenhaal to especially Jennifer Aniston is really good and one reason this is a great film to watch. The Good Girl is not mainstream fare. It does not have happy ending (instead, it has a fitting one) and ignores the traditional formulas. Instead, The Good Girl offers nothing more spectacular than a character study.
Jennifer and Jake in their best roles. Philosophical yet funny. A touching look at the loneliness that everyone feels sometimes, and the road not taken vs the comfort of the familiar, even when what's familiar is mediocre. One of my favorite indie movies.
or are they just keeping quiet like you..
The Good Girl
Pitching it up for around 90 minutes; the track is short and the pace is on, resulting onto an entertaining experience but is it satisfying? Well that's a question one will take it to its grave for there is too much going on to digest and accept even if it is barred within logic and genuine reasoning. Miguel Arteta doesn't quite gets the depiction right which leads to the most confused experience ever for on the other hand Mike White's screenplay is fast and gripping. On performance level, there isn't much to complaint from Jennifer Aniston, John C. Reilly and Jake Gyllenhaal but there surely isn't anything inspiring or impressive too. The Good Girl lacks a character development and a better projection of it and due to this the reasoning; no matter how much circumstantial and concrete, the feature just doesn't fit for it doesn't help connecting the audience to them.
When I look for reviews I'd much rather see the ratings of those who actually bought a ticket than those critics who are paid for theirs! As there is usually a big difference!
What a GOOD movie ... IF you can get past the first slow, depressing 20-minutes. The casting is spot on and the performances pitch perfect, especially Aniston. The script is so good it turns this film into an observationally scary movie with twists of consequences. The Aud Reviews are looking for "Friends." Nope, not this. And maybe that's just how good Aniston & Gylly really are ...
Sad, well-acted, but not amazing
A dark comedy drama, with some good moments.
Despite kind of looking like a comedy on the outset, it's actually a pretty sobering depressing look at small town life, and the seemingly impossible task of ever trying to get out of your mundane life and do anything exciting, yet at the risk of losing what somewhat good life you already have, it's a very quiet film, none of the actors really go too over the top in their performances, there are still some funny moments despite the drama, mainly from nelson and deschanel, also the darkest thing prolly from writer mike white and director miguel arteta who usually do lighter stuff