Shopgirl (2005)

Based on Steve Martin's bestselling novella, 'Shopgirl' is a funny and poignant story of love in the modern age. The film catches a glimpse inside the lives of three very different people on diverse paths, but all in search of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 21, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Shopgirl is precariously slight, but it has some intriguing moments, and Danes is luminous.

Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture

A slim, charming, romantic story, full of intentionally mild humor about strong themes -- passion, commitment, loneliness.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

You get the feeling Martin's not really committed to his movie about a man who won't commit. And he keeps us from committing, as well.

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Victoria Segal
New Statesman

For most women, finding a pair of black gloves on their doorstep would signal "Boston Strangler" rather than "man of my dreams!" and it is this sense of unintentional creepiness that asphyxiates Shopgirl.

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David Ansen

A minimalist almost-love story told with epic flourishes.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Where the book was preciously and carefully crafted, the movie just feels precious.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A glum love story.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The sheer charm of Ms. Danes' performance, combined with the convincingly resigned sadness of Mr. Martin and the intense sincerity of the singularly uncharismatic Mr. Schwartzman, make this a deeply bittersweet film experience.

Tom Long
Detroit News

It's a quiet, amusing, sad and hopeful film about the dissonance between age and youth, commitment and freedom, growth and stagnation.

Fernando F. Croce

Meant to be bewitchingly graceful, instead comes off as half-asleep

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Emily Armstrong
This movie is small, quiet and very honest. It was kind of interesting the way, even though the film is called Shopgirl, Mirabelle is pretty much the least… More
Cynthia S.
A somewhat muddled story that seemed like it was trying too hard, or maybe that it couldn't decide exactly what it wanted to be when it grew up. If you… More
Nicki Marie
A rare case where I have actually upgraded this a star from my original rating. I don't think I fully appreciated this movie until I rewatched it. I think… More
Spencer S.
One of Steve Martin's best screenwriting turns, based on his novella. Absolutely loved it, like all Steve's work.
Red Lats
I've said it before - I like stories about relationships, and this suits the bill. In it, Claire, Ray and Jeremy all learn quite a bit about love.
Chris Weber
This is how romantic dramedys should be: smart, perceptive, charming, and full of life, quirkiness, and a touch of artsy-ness. I really liked the writing and… More