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Shopgirl

Promotional poster for Shopgirl.
Directed by Anand Tucker
Produced by Ashok Amritraj
Written by Steve Martin
Starring Steve Martin
Claire Danes
Jason Schwartzman
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
Samuel Bottoms
Frances Conroy
Music by Barrington Pheloung
Cinematography Peter Suschitzky
Editing by David Gamble
Distributed by Touchstone Pictures (USA, Argentina)
20th Century Fox (UK)
Release date(s) October 21, 2005
Running time 116 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Shopgirl is a 2005 film starring Steve Martin, Claire Danes and Jason Schwartzman. It is based on the 2001 novella of the same name. Both the novella and the screenplay were written by Steve Martin. The film was released in the United States on October 21, 2005. The DVD was released April 25, [[2006]. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (510x755, 55 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Anand Tucker is a film director and producer. ... Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, musician and composer. ... Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, musician and composer. ... Danes on the cover of Marie Claire Claire Catherine Danes (born on April 12, 1979) is an American film, television and theatre actress. ... Jason Francesco Schwartzman (born June 26, 1980) is an American actor. ... Bridgette Wilson (born September 25, 1973) is an American actress. ... Frances Conroy as Ruth Fisher in Six Feet Under. ... Barrington Pheloung is an Australian composer, now living in England. ... Peter Suschitzky (born July 25, 1941) is a Polish-British cinematographer, born in Warsaw to fellow cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky. ... The Touchstone lightning logo, used from 1986 to 2003. ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, musician and composer. ... Danes on the cover of Marie Claire Claire Catherine Danes (born on April 12, 1979) is an American film, television and theatre actress. ... Jason Francesco Schwartzman (born June 26, 1980) is an American actor. ... See also: 2000 in literature, other events of 2001, 2002 in literature, list of years in literature. ... A novella is a short novel; a narrative work of prose fiction somewhat longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD (sometimes called Digital Versatile Disc, or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ...

Contents

Plot outline

The story follows Mirabelle Buttersfield, an aspiring artist, who works at Neiman Marcus (Saks Fifth Avenue in the film) in Beverly Hills, California. She meets two men who are romantically pursuing her at the same time. One, Ray Porter, is a wealthy, divorced logician. The other, named Jeremy, is an awkward young amplifier salesman and aspiring font artist. Mirabelle is swept off her feet by the former, who is unable to commit to her exclusively. The situation is further clouded when the latter falls madly in love with her; although she finds him somewhat less attractive than his older rival, he can offer her the promise of exclusivity. Categories: Stub | Retail companies of the United States ... A Saks Fifth Avenue store in Phipps Plaza, Atlanta. ... Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California. ... A logician is a philosopher, mathematician, or other whose topic of scholarly study is logic. ... Jeremy (sometimes spelled with a G also) may refer to the following: A male first name, sometimes a shortened form of Jeremiah. ... Generally, an amplifier is any device that uses a small amount of energy to control a larger amount of energy. ... A font can mean: A member of a typeface family; or digital font - file format that encapsulates a typeface family in a database. ...


At first, Mirabelle chooses Ray over Jeremy. They have a long affair in which Mirabelle devotes herself to Ray even though his only intentions with her appear to be physical. Ray eventually cheats on her and confesses this to Mirabelle. Mirabelle leaves him.


Meanwhile, Jeremy has been touring the country with a rock band while simultaneously listening to many books-on-tape about how to have a successful relationship. He learns manners, etiquette and proper hygiene skills. Upon his return to Beverly Hills, he attempts to go on a second date with Mirabelle which goes successfully. The two begin dating.


The film ends with Mirabelle meeting Ray for the last time at an art show. Since they were last together, Mirabelle has formed a loving relationship with Jeremy and become an accomplished artist.

Reception

Critical reaction

Shopgirl opened to mixed reviews, though much praise was given to Claire Danes for her lead performance [1] [2], many critics remarked that the film was too closely presented in the vein of the critically acclaimed 2003 Sofia Coppola film Lost in Translation, which also focuses on an older man (Bill Murray) forming a relationship with a younger woman (Scarlett Johansson) [3] [4]. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sofia Coppola Sofia Carmina Coppola (born May 14, 1971) is an American director, actress, producer, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... Lost in Translation is a film released in the United States on October 3, 2003. ... William James Bill Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-winning American comedian and actor. ... Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress. ...


The movie has a 66% "fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes [5]. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


References

  1. ^ The San Diego Union-Tribute - Shopgirl movie review by David Elliot
  2. ^ Metromix - Shopgirl movie review by Michael Phillips
  3. ^ Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Shopgirl movie review by William Arnold
  4. ^ Film Freak Central - 2005 Toronto Film Festival reviews by Bill Chambers, Shopgirl movie review
  5. ^ Rotten Tomatoes - Rotten Tomatoes review page for Shopgirl

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