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ALL THE REAL GIRLS
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
UK: Columbia Tristar Films (UK)
Cast: Paul Schneider, Zooey Deschanel, Patricia Clarkson, Benjamin Mouton, Maurice Compte, Danny McBride, Shea Whigham, Bartow Church
Director: David Gordon Green
USA & UK: 108 mins
USA: Rated R for language and some sexuality
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
USA Release Date: 14 February 2003 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 1 August 2003
A classic story of young love becomes a contemporary portrait of honesty and expectations in ALL THE REAL GIRLS, writer/director David Gordon Green's follow up film to his award winning debut, GEORGE WASHINGTON.
ALL THE REAL GIRLS is set in a small North Carolina mill town where 22 year-old Paul has spent his entire life. He lives with his mom Elvira (Patricia Clarkson), works for his uncle Leland (Benjamin Mouton) and has a small group of lifelong friends (Tip (Shea Whigham), Bo (Maurice Compte) and Bust Ass (Danny McBride) who are rowdy, funny, and loyal. Paul's girlfriends, however, are neither lifelong nor loyal; his charm has led to a string of broken hearts for which he feels little if any remorse.
But Paul's easy going life and his attitudes about love and women change dramatically when he meets Noel, Tip's 18-year-old sister. Unlike Paul, Noel has spent most of her life away at boarding school but she has just graduated and returned home with no plans for the future. As the summer progresses, things go right, and then wrong, as both Paul and Noel discover that real love comes at a cost that sometimes is too high. But they also realize that their experience was turning point for both of them and it will bind them together forever.
Filmed in the remote North Carolina town of Marshall, ALL THE REAL GIRLS stars Paul Schneider (GEORGE WASHINGTON), Zooey Deschanel (MUMFORD, ALMOST FAMOUS, THE GOOD GIRL), and Patricia Clarkson (THE PLEDGE, THE GREEN MILE, FAR FROM HEAVEN), and was produced by Jean Doumanian and Lisa Muskat.