- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 19, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Audio Commentary: David Gordon Green - Director, Cast
- Featurette: IMPROV & ENSEMBLE - THE EVOLUTION OF A FILM
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Selection
- Interactive Menus
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 02/14/2003
"...Remarkable for its genuine, unpretentious lyricism....Mr. Green, with unabashed sincerity and exquisite tenderness, captures both the world-stopping intensity and the delicate absurdity of youthful longing..."
USA Today - 02/14/2003
"...A terrific showcase for female lead Zooey Deschanel....Green's methodical style and odd editing rhythms set him apart from just about any young filmmaker..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/14/2003
"...Deschanel's best, most alive qualities have been liberated by Green's deliberate style, and she's unlikely to be known for small roles again..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/21/2003
"...ALL THE REAL GIRLS is a revelation in its ability to capture how love really feels....Tim Orr's cinematography is ravishing..."
Rolling Stone - 03/06/2003
"...With the help of gifted cinematographer Tim Orr, Green tracks the dynamics of these relationships with rare humor and feeling..."
Box Office - 04/01/2003
"...An incredibly real story about first love..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/16/2003
"...Green feels tenderly for his vulnerable characters and their wild, youthful idealism..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2003
"...The film is a gorgeous marriage of form and content....[Deschanel] is a revelation....ALL THE REAL GIRLS anoints her as one of the brightest talents of her generation..."
Writer-director David Gordon Green obliterates the sophomore slump theory with ALL THE REAL GIRLS, an achingly sincere drama that captures the complexities of first love--and loss--with breathtaking honesty. Paul (Paul Schneider), a small town charmer, has spent his life carousing with his buddies Tip (Shea Whigham), Bo (Maurice Compte), and Bust-Ass (a scene-stealing Danny McBride), in addition to sleeping with every girl in town. But when Tip's virginal younger sister, Noel (Zooey Deschanel), returns from boarding school, Paul's priorities change completely. Discovering love for the first time, Paul spurns his lecherous past and declares himself a new man. No more booze, no more two-timing. But just when he thinks he's found redemption, something happens that shatters him to his core.
Like his celebrated debut, GEORGE WASHINGTON, Green's second film unfolds like a nostalgic dream. Haunting, tender, and beautifully photographed by Tim Orr, ALL THE REAL GIRLS is destined to become a classic in the romantic genre. Its success is due in large part to leads Schneider and Deschanel, who deliver performances that are chilling in their nakedness.
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- Theatrical Release: FEBRUARY 14, 2003