The Good Girl
In this quirky comedy, Jennifer Aniston stars as an unfulfilled small-town wife who embarks on a passionate affair with an eccentric young co-worker (Jake Gyllenhaal).
"As a girl, you see the world like a giant candy store." This is one of the first things we hear from Justine (Jennifer Aniston), the title character of THE GOOD GIRL. Justine, though, is no longer a girl Ð she is grown up, married and longs for a life more fulfilling than the one she leads with her house painter husband, Phil (John C. Reilly), and his ever-present buddy, Bubba (Tim Blake Nelson). Justine discovers something of a soul mate in her co-worker, Holden (Jake Gyllenhaal), a creative, passionate young man who represents a chance for her to escape into a new world of emotional and sexual awakening. But when the affair quickly moves from liberation to weird obsession, Justine finds herself ensnared in a chaotic web of blackmail, larceny and love...all at the Retail Rodeo. Is Justine ultimately a good girl? Can she make the right choice between her dependable husband and disturbed lover? Written by Mike White and directed by Miguel Arteta, THE GOOD GIRL gives Aniston the chance to create a character with the complexity of a present-day suburban Emma Bovary.