The Good Girl

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  93 min.
Release Date: August 21, 2002
DVD: January 7, 2003

Current rating: Rating: 3.55
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Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zooey Deschanel, Tim Blake Nelson, John C. Reilly, Mike White


A married woman (Aniston) working in a discount store yearns for something more, including a family, but she's so far been unable to conceive with her husband (Reilly).

At work, she meets a creative but odd young man (Gyllenhaal) who thinks he's Holden Caulfield, the narrator from The Catcher in the Rye. Considering him her soulmate, she starts an passionate affair with him, but as it quickly progresses from liberation to weird obsession, she finds herself ensnared in a chaotic web of blackmail, larceny and lies.

Director: Miguel Arteta
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Matthew Greenfield
Screenplay: Mike White
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  • 5 stars "Pretty good it gets boring at times but Jennifer Anniston gives a very strong performance an Jake gyllenhaal proves once again how terrific of an actor he is. Definitely rent it."