20th Century Fox/Myriad/In-Motion/WMF (Matthew
USA/Germany/Netherlands 🇺🇸 🇩🇪 🇳🇱 2002
W: Mike White
DP: Enrique Chediak
Ed: Jeff Betancourt
Mus: Tony Maxwell, James O'Brien, Mark Orton &
Jennifer Aniston (Justine Last), Jake
Gyllenhaal (Thomas Worther), Zooey Deschanel (Cheryl), John C. Reilly (Phil Last), Tim Blake Nelson (Bubba)
Jennifer Aniston's film career was often smited with
her being typecast as the same character she played in the TV sitcom Friends, but in this independent comedy her performance is quite refreshing.
She plays a supermarket checkout girl who embarks on
an adulterous affair with an oddball new employee who develops an obsession with her (Jake Gyllenhaal), meanwhile, her husband, John C. Reilly, struggles to understand what made her look
for love elsewhere.
Zooey Deschanel also chips in with a hilarious
supporting performance as a laid back supermarket assistant.
A fine comedy with great performance and some very
amusing dialogue, much better than the insipid nonsense Aniston was usually typecast in.