The Good Girl

The Good Girl

DVD - 2002
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Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox, c2002
Branch Call Number: DVD Comedy / Good 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container +,1 insert

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teenz Mar 26, 2012

not a comedy. very depressing.


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zentrixy Feb 11, 2016

This movie is similar to American Beauty. About the stifling existence of life. Anyone who is "alive" or seeing clearly (in this case gyllenhaal) Is considered crazy and has no real life security that ties them to this world. Meaning chances of survival are low. Spacey dies shortly after quitting his job and letting go of attachment to material things. Thelma & Louise drove off a cliff. The Good Girl, how appropriately named, torn between to worlds. The fertility goddess who represents the bridge between two worlds. She's wrong in every way, constantly making the wrong decision and manipulating the people around her. The devil is very present in this movie. However, light is being shone upon it. Ultimately Teeny makes the big decision. She knew there was no realistic future with Holden, and rightfully so, he was unstable. At the end Justine says she saw an empty horizon in her future with Holden if she were to take it. Not sure the exact meaning of this but I think of a horizon as the primordial source. Truth. But I also think it can mean the unknown. She chose to carry her karma over to a child in a new life. Thus the cycle of rebirth is reborn again and again and again. Thats why it feels so good, we're so familiar with this story. We want someone to get it right just once. Will we ever? Ultimately I understand her decision completely. Her husband was such a good man and she gets to bring the amazing spirit of holden into the world through her child that can pass as her infertile husbands. Ignorance is bliss!!! Although Justine will have to live with it like everyone else who lives with their mistakes. She represents so many woman; Just there to have your tit held while a very sweet man jacks off in to a cup.

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uugene
Jan 24, 2015

Mostly a comedy, not hilarious but smile-able.

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Lanny213
Jun 14, 2013

Slow. Strange.

jesking Dec 19, 2012

Horrible knockoff of The Waitress. I was very disappointed. The main character is like Eor except that Eor wouldn't go around hurting others. Like sitting in stagnant swamp water for an hour and a half.

Kadie2 Jul 26, 2012

I know this movie wasn't a comedy, but it kept me laughing. I liked it. Saw the ending a mile away, though.

teenz Mar 26, 2012

not a comedy. very depressing.

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bstudent
Sep 30, 2011

most movies = entertainment. a way to slip into or out of reality and well...entertain. This was like some poor girls real life and left me depressed both individually and also for her.

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NickCR
Mar 15, 2010

I liked this movie a lot, and it was by far not what I was expecting - the ending is not cookie-cutter, which I also liked. Jennifer Anniston in a dramatic role was quite a pleasant surprise.

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lol
Mar 10, 2010

this movie is a bit awkward because all if a sudden jennifer anistion starts to like some guy thats younger than her.AWKWARD.

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