All The Real Girls

All The Real GirlsBBB.5

(out of 5)

A girl recently returned from school () begins a shy affair with her brother’s womanizing best friend (), both of them in fear of the consequences if her protective sibling were ever to find out. As their relationship progresses, he realizes that he really is in love this time, not just out for a conquest, but she is young and her feelings change as her life decisions develop. Now he is left with his emotions flailing in the wind, unable to control his jealousy or his feelings of despair. This drama strongly charged from the character’s expressions right down to the golden, sun-drenched photography. Deschanel is terrific in the lead, but the film belongs to the immensely charismatic Schneider, who truly astonishes. It’s rare to see movies where men express themselves so openly, but the screenplay (co-written by director David Gordon Green and Schneider) delivers on this and more. Also features the unforgettable  in a supporting role.

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USA, 2003

Directed by

Story by David Gordon Green, , Screenplay by David Gordon Green

Cinematography by

Produced by Jean Doumanian,

Music by ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Film Festivals:  Sundance 2003

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Independent Spirit Award Nomination
Best Female Lead (Zooey Deschanel)

Sundance Film Festival Awards
Special Jury Prize, Dramatic (David Gordon Green)
Special Jury Prize, Dramatic (Patricia Clarkson)



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