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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Romance, April 25, 2005
This review is from: All the Real Girls (DVD)
I will second what so many critics have already admired about this film, it plays anti-Hollywood. It is subdued and realistic; yet, there is poetic cinematography that enhances a small town romance. I can't believe that David Green and Paul Schneider just hatched this script in a dorm room. The miracle that a film like this can be made, the enormous cost of film, I am impressed.

Paul is a nice Southern boy in the Smokey Mountains that has already tasted the town girls. His mom is a piece of work and he's just shy of being a momma's boy. Paul's best friend has a sister that has been away at boarding school for years. (Yes, this is contrived.) Zooey Deschanel is cute and ready for a love adventure after her cloistered years. Paul is crazy about her, but sex with someone you love is an Oedipus moment, so things are beautiful and terrible at the same time. If you don't understand, get a copy of Freud's Lectures, 1927.

We totally related to the sensitivities of Schneider in this role. They speak slowly in this town and feel deeply. They are surrounded by nature and industry in turn. My one complaint, well, maybe more than one, I thought Schneider a few years too old for this part. Bachelors in their late twenties are a little more cynical or perceptive than Paul. They know sex is great with lots of nice people, but when it's time to settle down, they already have their act together. Now young twenties, that's chaos, which I think director Green was aiming at.
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