28 July 2008, terribly early in the morning

Shima and I watched Shopgirl on the weekend. It’s a nice little story about a young lady from Vermont, played by Claire Danes. Danes’ character is living in LA and working at Saks Fifth Avenue when she meets two men: the first is a loser dude played by Jason Schwartzman, and the second is a wealthy old man played by Steve Martin. (The film is based on the book, also by Steve Martin.) I quite liked the film. The acting is great. Claire Danes in particular is awesome. The only thing I didn’t like about the movie was the narration, which seemed really out of place. That aside, it’s well worth watching. Who doesn’t like a melancholy romance? (Though it’s not that melancholy.)

The official Shopgirl web site.



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