Shopgirl Reviews

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January 17, 2018
Steve Martin's script sneers at the vanity of fake LA girls and their plastic surgery. He is in no position to sneer.
April 14, 2017
A glum love story.
September 1, 2009
Meant to be bewitchingly graceful, instead comes off as half-asleep
November 20, 2008
February 22, 2007
Hasn't the brightness of a romantic comedy nor the tristesse of melodrama.
May 4, 2006
Cutesy but never cute, syrupy but never sweet, sexual but never erotic.
April 23, 2006
The filmmakers put a good number of sweet, tender, appealing gestures into it...yet the movie comes off leaving one vaguely disappointed.
December 13, 2005
A horrible film bred from the isolation of a man at the top
December 11, 2005
December 6, 2005
...More like a European film than Hollywood, but it's not a matter of transmitting on a frequency most Americans don't receive. It's a matter of information that's not there.
November 15, 2005
Martin tries to sell us the idea that he's at least the West Coast Woody Allen. Audiences would do well to keep their receipts.
November 10, 2005
I can't think of a reason to recommend Shopgirl to anyone.
November 10, 2005
An elegant distraction, Shopgirl does everything in its power to eliminate human connection.
November 7, 2005
Very disappointing, and on so many counts
November 4, 2005
You get the feeling Martin's not really committed to his movie about a man who won't commit. And he keeps us from committing, as well.
November 4, 2005
A deliberate excess of technique inflates what might have been a fascinating miniature into something slow and unwieldy.
November 4, 2005
Where the book was preciously and carefully crafted, the movie just feels precious.
November 4, 2005
It's not a lack of originality that makes Shopgirl too Saks for its own good; it's the attempt to make a distinctive item into a blue-light special that betrays it.
November 4, 2005
It seems a little disinterested and distracted, even aloof and a bit cold.
November 4, 2005
Shopgirl offers us only a performance by Claire Danes to redeem an otherwise cold and inert movie.
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