V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ALL THE REAL GIRLS

V' 03

ALL THE REAL GIRLS

David Gordon Green
USA, 2003
Fiction, 91min, OmdU

ALL THE REAL GIRLS

David Gordon Green
USA, 2003
Fiction, 91min, OmdU

Actors: 
Paul Schneider
Paul
Zooey Deschanel
Noel
Patricia Clarkson
Elvira Fine
Benjamin Mouton
Uncle Leland
Maurice Compte
Bo
Danny McBride
Bust-Ass
Shea Whigham
Tip
Screenplay: 
David Gordon Green
Paul Schneider
Sound: 
Christof Gebert
Camera: 
Tim Orr
Editor: 
Zene Baker
Steven Gonzales
Composer: 
Michael Linnen
David Wingo
Decoration: 
Richard Wright
Costume: 
Erin Orr

Production: 
Alliance Atlantis 121 Bloor St. East, Suite 1500 Toronto, Ontario M4W 3M5, Kanada T 416 967 1174 charlotte.mickie@allianceatlantis.com
World Sales: 
Weltvertrieb Alliance Atlantis 121 Bloor St. East, Suite 1500 Toronto, Ontario M4W 3M5, Kanada T 416 967 1174 charlotte.mickie@allianceatlantis.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Polyfilm Verleih Margaretenstraße 78 1050 Wien T 1 581 39 00 20 polyfilm@polyfilm.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

George Washington was no fluke. Alternately poignant and ridiculous, opaque and garrulous, All the Real Girls recapitulates its predecessors taste for absurd gravitas and useless beauty. Essentially a two-hander, set in a North Carolina mill town, it tracks the unhappy romance between a teenage girl and a somewhat older boy.
This earnest love story is borderline insufferable, and yet there are moments that, in their bold incoherence, have a startling emotional truth. Midway through, the star-crossed couple throw a mutual tantrum, which continues to resonate long after the movie ends. Green manages to suggest true unhappiness in a peaceable kingdom where retarded children speak in folk poetry and a crippled dog is surely the reincarnation of an ancient sage. The final shot of the towns upside-down reflection could break your heart. (Jim Hoberman)

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