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DARREL MANSON

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In Shopgirl we see a young woman hungry to be loved. Mirabelle is living in the isolation of Los Angeles – surrounded by people, but in contact with no one. Even her job provides little contact, working at the glove section of Saks Fifth Avenue, where no one ever stops; who wears gloves anymore?

She meets Jeremy, a slacker her own age, at a laundromat. They end up on what may be the worst date in history. But out of desperation, Mirabelle calls him up to get together again.

Soon, Ray Porter, a well to do (very well to do) older man, begins to court Mirabelle. He sends gifts, invites her to trendy restaurants and charms her. Soon, Mirabelle has fallen for Ray and is beginning to think of a future with him.

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Click to go to ELISABETH'S BLOGReview by
ELISABETH LEITCH

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SHOPGIRLWhile not everyone may notice it, I am a person who is greatly affected by the movies I watch. I think about them hours after their credits have rolled. Their stories and questions migrate between my heart and my mind for days after I have left the theater. And, in some cases, when a movie hits closer to home than usual, I am thrown up or down to an extent from which it is difficult to return to normal.

Yesterday, I was finally able to see the movie Shopgirl. Ever since I read Steve Martin’s book, I knew I had to see it. I identified with Mirabelle the shopgirl more than I have ever identified with any other fictional character. And yesterday, after I met her on the big screen, I cried to the point that my hands began to go numb. I cried until my legs shook. I cried until I could not cry anymore. To put it simply, Shopgirl affected me big time.

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Review by
MATT KINNE

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Summing up the pain of an evitable short-term relationship, Mirabelle laments, “I guess I have to choose to be miserable now, or miserable later.” Mirabelle realizes relationships built on anything less than long term commitment and love will eventually bring heartache. Working as a glove counter salesgirl at Saks Fifth Avenue in LA, most of her days are spent in quiet loneliness and boredom as she waits for her big break as an artist.

At the Laundromat, she meets awkward Jeremy (Jason Swartzman), a sort of artist who likes to invent new fonts for amplifier packaging. He’s everything a promising, bright young woman doesn’t really want. He’s the kind of guy who honks at you from the street when he picks you up for a date. Then he fake people-watches with you in front of the movie theater until you agree to “go dutch.” He’s a little greasy, a little silly and very self-conscious.

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