I thought this film was a complete joke rather than a comedy. I have three main points that really frustrated me throughout having to sit through this awful piece of middle of the road Hollywood - so called - comedy.
First and foremost, why the hell did Gwen die of being sick and having 'a tummy ache' - quote from film. Her death was completely random, unnecessary, showed little planning and even worse timing because it neither fitted with the story (the audience barely knew the girl - totally undeveloped)and produces no real consequence or message. This pointless character's death was made into the one really comedic point in the film when the Store Manager announces 'Glen (instead of Gwen) is dead' - and this is meant to be a comedy film!?
Secondly, the relationship between Holden and Justine is another undeveloped aspect of the film- they end up having sex in the first 20 minutes of the film and have no connection bare a boring shop job. There is little chemistry between the two and the idea that Holden is supposed to be the guy of justines dreams is completley ridculous as he is mentally unstable and emotionaily stunted. He lacks any charm or maturity, childishly expecting Justine to leave her boring life for him with the money hes going to steal from his parents when he kills them. All he seems to do is cry in the car that isn't even his and sit with his boring parents watching television - WHAT A LIFE!! The passion betwen them was non existnce, and i couldnt help but cringe throughiut the lack lustre attempts to portray an ounce of chemistry. Even the sex scene was the most boring and unpassionate piece of acting ever.
The character of Bubba just added to the grotesque nature of the characters depicted. Bubba was presented as a junkie low life that somehow got Justine to sleep with him while his vile dog sat in the corner, occasionally jumping up to join in! Barbaric!! What did amuse me was the fact that during the sex scene Jennifer Aniston wears her top and looks like she's going to fall asleep - so bad is Bubba at sex.
The sub plot of gwen randomly dieing was topped by the useless character of Justine's husband who was fundementally thick. Anistons attempt at a stong southern accent was another laughable aspect and highlighted how this film was ultimatley an awful attempt at a comedy attempting to portray a romance - this film severly FAILED. The Good Girl failed on every level and certainly was not Seriously Funny as described on the DBD case - which is now in the bin!
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