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Shopgirl

By | 2018-03-21T18:23:46+01:00 June 7th, 2008|Reviews|
Clare Danes takes over Anand Tucker's movie based on the Steve Martin novella.

2.5

Date: 2005

Director: Anand Tucker

Starring: Clare Danes, Steve Martin, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson

Anand Tucker cinematic version of Steve Martin’s eponymous novella showcases Claire Danes’ acting chops. She plays the shop clerk of the title to perfection, evoking the longing and insecurity that plague most young women in the seemingly-vast wasteland of adulthood that awaits them after graduation. Jason Schwartzman is equally strong as the obnoxious and listless goof who half-heartedly woos her. But Steve Martin is unconvincing as the older man, who provides her with sex and stability, but, ultimately, not love.

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Kate Swoger is too-rapidly approaching middle age. Following a young woman’s not-so-erotic journey from Montreal to Middle Europe, she settled in Toronto, where she works for CBC Radio. On her last birthday, she decided to write a short story for every month of the year, in an effort to become a published author. Her first story was recently printed in the Vancouver magazine Front, making her instantly immortal.

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