History Film / TheGoodGirl

26th Nov '15 5:39:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: Tom kills himself after Justine changes her mind about running away with him and tells her boss that Tom stole the money.]]
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* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: Tom DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Tom kills himself after Justine changes her mind about running away with him and tells her boss that Tom stole the money.]]

* KubrickStare: Holden in spades.
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* %%* KubrickStare: Holden in spades.
12th Nov '15 1:55:29 PM missmoon
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* BittersweetEnding: Leans more heavily on the bitter. Nothing has changed in Justine's life: she stays with Phil and remains working at the Retail Rodeo and her life is still at a dead end, but she seems happy with her baby and it seems to have made Phil a doting father.
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* BittersweetEnding: Leans more heavily on the bitter. Nothing has changed in Justine's life: she stays with Phil and remains working at the Retail Rodeo and her life is still at a dead end, but she seems happy with her baby and it seems to have made Phil a doting father.father, possibly giving her some hope that things will be better.
12th Nov '15 1:51:57 PM missmoon
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* PlayingAgainstType: Jennifer Aniston, successfully so. Most critics will refer to this film as her finest hour.
14th Aug '14 5:12:43 PM BadSplice
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She starts an affair with the oddball cashier, 22-year old Thomas "Holden" Worther (Jake Gyllenhaal), and slowly, her life begins to unravel.
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She starts an affair with the oddball cashier, 22-year old Thomas "Holden" Worther (Jake Gyllenhaal), (Creator/JakeGyllenhaal), and slowly, her life begins to unravel.

She starts an affair with the oddball cashier, 22-year old Thomas "Holden" Worther (Jake Gyllenhaal), * BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Holden and slowly, her life begins to unravel. Justine, respectively.

She starts an affair with the oddball cashier, 22-year old Thomas "Holden" Worther (Jake Gyllenhaal), and slowly, her life begins to unravel. * KubrickStare: Holden in spades.

* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: The baby is actually Holden's, but Justine lets Phil believe he's the father since the baby has dark hair like both of them and despite the fact that Phil is actually sterile.
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* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: The [[spoiler:The baby is actually Holden's, but Justine lets Phil believe he's the father since the baby has dark hair like both of them and despite the fact that Phil is actually sterile.]]
30th Jun '14 6:51:49 PM BadSplice
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A 2002 black comedy-drama written by Mike White, ''The Good Girl'', explores trying to escape the mind-numbing dullness of everyday life, and the consequences of doing so.
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A 2002 black comedy-drama written by Mike White, White and directed by [[Film/YouthInRevolt Miguel]] [[Film/CedarRapids Arteta]], ''The Good Girl'', explores trying to escape the mind-numbing dullness of everyday life, and the consequences of doing so.

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A 2002 black comedy-drama written by Mike White, ''The Good Girl'', explores trying to escape * BlackComedy: For example, there is the mind-numbing dullness of everyday life, character Gwen who no one likes. [[spoiler:After Gwen dies, the manager announces that anyone who feels they need to go home and grieve can so. '''Everyone''' in the consequences of doing so. Retail Rodeo leaves, and they're forced to close for the day.]]
16th Apr '14 1:09:51 PM nirao01
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Creator/{{Jennifer Aniston}}, who was trying to avoid being typecast due to her ''{{Friends}}'' success, stars as Justine Last, a depressed 30 year old who lives in a dreary Texas town and works at the local "Retail Rodeo". Married to the dim-witted Phil (John C. Reilly), and working alongside Gwen, the always cheerful older woman, Cheryl ({{Zooey Deschanel}}), who tosses obscenities into the announcements, and Corny, the security guard who is always trying to get her to go to his bible study, Justine feels that her life is a prison, and she is "on death row".
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Creator/{{Jennifer Aniston}}, Creator/JenniferAniston, who was trying to avoid being typecast due to her ''{{Friends}}'' success, stars as Justine Last, a depressed 30 year old who lives in a dreary Texas town and works at the local "Retail Rodeo". Married to the dim-witted Phil (John C. Reilly), (Creator/JohnCReilly), and working alongside Gwen, the always cheerful older woman, Cheryl ({{Zooey Deschanel}}), (Creator/ZooeyDeschanel), who tosses obscenities into the announcements, and Corny, the security guard who is always trying to get her to go to his bible study, Justine feels that her life is a prison, and she is "on death row".
24th Jun '13 7:14:03 PM missmoon
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* YourCheatingHeart: One of the main plotlines.

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* YourCheatingHeart: One of the main plotlines.UglyGuyHotWife: Justine and Phil. Granted, it's Jennifer Aniston, but she really makes herself very plain and ordinary.

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* YourCheatingHeart: One of the main plotlines.
24th Jun '13 5:49:24 PM missmoon
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* BittersweetEnding: Nothing has changed in Justine's life: She stays with Phil and remains working at the Retail Rodeo, but the baby seems to have made her happier and Phil dotes on the baby.
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* BittersweetEnding: Leans more heavily on the bitter. Nothing has changed in Justine's life: She she stays with Phil and remains working at the Retail Rodeo, Rodeo and her life is still at a dead end, but the she seems happy with her baby and it seems to have made her happier and Phil dotes on the baby.a doting father.

* BittersweetEnding: Nothing has changed in Justine's life: She stays [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: Tom kills himself after Justine changes her mind about running away with Phil him and remains working at tells her boss that Tom stole the Retail Rodeo, but the baby seems to have made her happier and Phil dotes on the baby.money.]]

* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery Deconstructed. Phil is a decent guy and he genuinely loves Justine, but his only faults are that he's not too bright and has a pot habit that leaves him a couch potato. He gets angry that Justine cheated on him, but forgives her after she tells him that she's over it and that Phil really is the father of her baby. (Phil is actually sterile.)
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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery Deconstructed. Phil is a decent guy and he genuinely loves Justine, but his only faults are that he's not too bright and has a pot habit that leaves him a couch potato. potato and the probable reason he's sterile. He gets angry that Justine cheated on him, but forgives her after she tells him that she's the affair is over it and that Phil really is the father of her baby. (Phil baby. * MistakenForCheating: In a twist, Corny gets beaten up because Phil believes that he's the other man. (Justine didn't have the heart to confess that it was Holden [[spoiler:since Holden is actually sterile.)already dead.]])

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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery Deconstructed. Phil SomeoneToRememberHimBy: The baby is a decent guy and he genuinely loves Justine, actually Holden's, but his only faults are that he's not too bright and has a pot habit that leaves him a couch potato. He gets angry that Justine cheated on him, but forgives her after she tells him that she's over it and that lets Phil really is believe he's the father since the baby has dark hair like both of her baby. (Phil them and despite the fact that Phil is actually sterile.)
24th Jun '13 5:29:14 PM missmoon
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* BittersweetEnding: Nothing has changed in Justine's life: She stays with Phil and remains working at the Retail Rodeo, but the baby seems to have repaired her relationship with Phil.
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* BittersweetEnding: Nothing has changed in Justine's life: She stays with Phil and remains working at the Retail Rodeo, but the baby seems to have repaired made her relationship with Phil.happier and Phil dotes on the baby.
23rd Jun '13 11:23:21 AM missmoon
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* NothingExcitingHappensHere: Part of the reason that Justine has her affair with Holden is that he brings excitement to her life.
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* NothingExcitingHappensHere: NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Part of the reason that Justine has her affair with Holden is that he brings excitement to her life.
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