All the Real Girls
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All the Real Girls

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Director: David Gordon Green

Cast: David Gordon Green, Paul Schneider, Zooey Deschanel, Shea Whigham

     
 

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David Gordon Green's intimate romance All the Real Girls comes to DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. Presented with a widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound in English. Subtitles are available in French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Closed captions are also accessible. Special features include a commentary track by the director and cast

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David Gordon Green's intimate romance All the Real Girls comes to DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. Presented with a widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound in English. Subtitles are available in French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Closed captions are also accessible. Special features include a commentary track by the director and cast, deleted scenes, and the theatrical trailer. Also features a making-of documentary entitled "Improv and Ensemble -- the Evolution of a Film." This is a welcome DVD for an award-winning film that only received a limited U.S. release.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
All the Real Girls is writer/director David Gordon Green's achingly romantic follow-up to his acclaimed George Washington, and, shot in the same elliptically poetic style, it confirms Green's status as an American original -- a distinctive chronicler of Southern small town life. The film's nearly abstract approach to plot and dialogue and its idyllic analysis of romantic love and its discontents evoke the early films of Leos Carax, but Green has his own unique rhythm and style. The quiet power of Green's film is greatly abetted by the performances of Paul Schneider as Paul, the callow ladies' man who meets a girl who awakens him to his own hidden depths, and especially the luminous Zooey Deschanel as Noel, the romantic novice whose seeming clarity of purpose masks a morass of confusion. The emotional climax of the film, when Noel reveals something to Paul that jeopardizes their budding relationship, is a beautifully wrought and powerful depiction of the vicissitude of romance. It's a scrupulously honest and memorable scene. For all the poetic non-sequiturs and lush imagery of All the Real Girls, its real power comes from its open simplicity in depicting the joy and pain we're all capable of bringing to those we love.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2003
UPC:
0043396002371
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:48:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director and cast commentary; "Improv and Ensemble: The Evolution of a Film"; Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailers

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Schneider Paul
Zooey Deschanel Noel
Shea Whigham Tip
Patricia Clarkson Elvira Fine
Maurice Compte Bo
Benjamin Mouton Uncle Leland
Danny McBride Bust-Ass

Technical Credits
David Gordon Green Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Zene Baker Editor
Jeffrey Barrows Art Director
David Wingo Score Composer
Jean Doumanian Producer
Summer Eubanks Set Decoration/Design
Mali Finn Casting
Chris Gebert Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Gingras Sound/Sound Designer
Steven Gonzales Editor
Jeff Huston Asst. Director
Kim Jose Associate Producer
Michael Linnen Score Composer
Lisa Muskat Producer
Tim Orr Cinematographer
Erin Aldridge Orr Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Schneider Original Story
Paul Schneider Original Story

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [1:50]
2. Scared of Kissing Noel [4:13]
3. Partners in Crime [3:19]
4. Leland [2:24]
5. Elvira & Her Son [1:44]
6. "I Got a Secret." [5:52]
7. Warning Noel About Paul [1:01]
8. Clowning in the Children's Ward [3:06]
9. Bad Dream [1:13]
10. Circle of Friends [3:48]
11. "We Ain't Friends No More." [2:01]
12. A Girl & Her Trust [8:17]
13. Memories of Elise [3:10]
14. Slumber Party [5:52]
15. The Hot Tub [5:32]
16. Hanging Out at Sky Lanes [2:16]
17. Four Hours Late [1:57]
18. The Race [1:59]
19. "I'm Gonna Be a Daddy." [4:46]
20. Justin [:52]
21. A Drastic Surprise [2:17]
22. "I Met This Guy at the Lake." [10:44]
23. Not Smart Enough to Be Sorry [5:12]
24. The Saddest Thing in the World [3:51]
25. Coming Over One Last Time [3:12]
26. Tears of a Clown [2:53]
27. Three's a Crowd [1:22]
28. Nobody's Perfect [12:39]

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All the Real Girls 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ALL THE REAL GIRLS is strange little film written and directed by David Gordon Green, an attempt to capture the claustrophobia of a small North Carolina town where finding love in the midst of an atmosphere devoid of secrets. It boasts a strong cast, has some moments of touching repartee, but in the end we are left with a lack of feeling for/caring about any of the characters. Green's fidgety camera work, jumbled scene changes, and lack of character development prevent the good points to out weigh the weak ones. Hometown lothario Paul (Paul Schneider) is best friends with another womanizer Tip (Shea Whigham) whose sister Noel (Zooey Deschanel) returns home from a boarding school and falls for Paul. Paul and Noel do a courtship dance, the first act of a relationship that includes more talk and self-confession than physical. Tip objects to Paul's interest in his sister and this of course only fans the flame of romance. The cadre of homeboys (Danny R. McBride and Maurice Compte) watch on the sidelines as the Romeo and Juliet affair takes place. Paul's mother (Patricia Clarkson) and uncle (Benjamin Mouton) add what words of twisted wisdom they can. The love affair is the first serious relationship Paul has ever encountered and for the first time it is the girl who throws the wrench into the experience, a factor that allows the story to simply end. With a cast that includes some truly gifted actors (Deschanel and Clarkson especially) the viewer has to reflect on why there is no true concern for anybody in the film, no screen chemistry and no charisma that would have helped make this belabored effort worthwhile. David Gordon Green is young and has some very sound ideas about film, but he needs to talk to his audiences about communication to enable him to make solid movies. Grady Harp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago