Shopgirl (2005, USA/GBR/SUI) C-104m. SCOPE ** D: Anand Tucker. Starring Claire Danes, Steve Martin, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson, Sam Bottoms, Frances Conroy, Rebecca Pidgeon. Romantic comedy drama about a girl from Vermont (Danes), who's been living in Los Angeles for a while now, working as a shop assistant at Saeks. Then she finds herself caught between two men, disorganized music lover Schwartzman and suave rich-man Martin. Film is pretty much what it is. A harmless drama with okay performances, not very romantic, rather predictable. Written by Steve Martin, based on his own novella.

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