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

Cast: 
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)