Skip to main content

R| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
Justine (Jennifer Aniston) is the good girl. Thirty years old and working in a Texas discount store, she is dissatisfied by her routine and disgusted by her lazy, pot-smoking husband. Her life is nearly at a standstill, until she suddenly notices Holden (Jake Gyllenhaal) a few cash registers away. He is young and seemingly as disaffected as she, and together the two forge a passionate connection destined to shatter everything Justine stands for, or at least thinks she does.

Cast: Jennifer Aniston , Jake Gyllenhaal , John C. Reilly , Tim Blake Nelson , Zooey Deschanel , Mike White , Deborah Rush , John Carroll Lynch

Director: Miguel Arteta

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Fox

The Good Girl (2002)

Release Date: August 30th, 2002|1 hr. 33 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 60
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There are times when The Good Girl is so low-key it damn near flatlines. Luckily, White creates compelling characters with a few deft brush strokes. The actors fill in the rest. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A smart, arch and rather cold-blooded comedy. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A sharp-tongued, subtly nuanced tragicomedy starring Jennifer Aniston, who shows her depth as a serious actress in this dark tale. show more

similar movies

  • Trust (1990)

  • subUrbia (1996)

  • What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

  • Garden State (2004)

  • Beginners (2010)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings