Directed by Miguel Arteta, rated R, 93 minutes
The Good Girl is a painfully real and darkly funny dramedy about a clerk at a small town discount store who, dissatisfied with her life and husband, becomes interested in a young, disaffected coworker. Jennifer Aniston, in perhaps her greatest performance, is a pitifully likable and miserable girl, as she draws you in, and has you hoping she'll end up happy. All of the characters feel like real people, albeit all a little odd, and the script finds hilarity in even the most depressing situations and settings. The Good Girl is an understated and subtly clever film that will have you laughing, thinking and wishing for the best all the way to the terrific ending. You'll like it if: You like dark comedies, dramedies, John C. Reilly, Raising Arizona, American Beauty or Donnie Darko.