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2.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Depressing, 6 Jun 2003
This review is from: Good Girl, The [2003] [DVD] (DVD)
I have to say that when I read the back of the DVD I thought this would be a really good film. With a caption that read "Seriously funny", I sat down and began to watch...
Justine Last (Aniston) has a dull job and equally dull life, coming home to a stoned husband (Reilly) everyday. Younger man, Holden (Gyllenhaal) begins working at her workplace and off her initial interest, they embark on an affair that leads to tragedy.
Billed as a black comedy, I found it very hard to crack a smile, let alone laugh at anything that came on screen and considering I've loved other black comedies such as 'Grosse Point Blanke' I was very disappointed in this.
That said, I thought Jennifer Aniston was very good in a role that was far as removed from her 'Rachel' character as you could get. John C. Reilly as her permenantly stoned husband was also solid but Jake Gyllenhaal as the depressed, recovering alcoholic, Holden started to grate on my nerves as he changed from being mildly aloof and mysterious to a pathetic weeper that made you wonder how Aniston could put up with him.
As to the plot of the film, it just wasn't my cup of tea unfortunately - it just seemed to be one tragic or awful event after the other and when it was over, I felt a bit down about it all.
The features on the DVD include a Gag reel which is quite amusing and loads of deleted scene's.
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