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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Netflix: The Good Girl (2002)

Individually, none of the characters particularly annoyed me, but collectively it was an irritating experience.

Everything is drab and washed-out. I suppose it's effective in demonstrating Justine's (Jennifer Aniston) state of mind and her general malaise/indifference, but it makes for some dull watching. There are genuinely funny parts and both Zooey Deschanel and John C. Reilly are entertaining, but overall it was whiny and the whiny always annoys me. (It makes ME whine and I don't like that.)

It's a self-indulgent affair with an inordinate number of dumb people. It wasn't particularly funny; it wasn't particularly moving; it was just kind of there - like all its characters. And all the while I couldn't decide if Jennifer Aniston was supposed to have an accent or what was going on.

p.s. This is all with the willing suspension of disbelief that Jennifer Aniston and John C. Reilly would end up together. John C. Reilly, world-renowned actor is not a handsome guy. John C. Reilly, habitually pot-smoking house painter? Downright ugly.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Ky said...

I very much agree with your judgement of this film. It was pretty forgetable and often unpleasant--but Zooey Deschanel was good in it.

7:04 PM

 
Blogger roger said...

Ky, you are super smart.

9:20 AM

 
Blogger Ky said...

I try.

7:12 PM

 

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