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Miraculously, Deschanel makes Noel the real girl that both Paul and the movie very much need.
Detroit Free Press:
It's a beautifully realized and assured work packed with the kind of raw emotions that rarely make it to the screen.
A small movie about big emotions, with Green capturing the rush of love and sting of heartbreak with great vividness.
New York Times:
Mr. Green, with unabashed sincerity and exquisite tenderness, captures both the world-stopping intensity and the delicate absurdity of youthful longing.
Los Angeles Times:
Like the confused young people whose tumultuous emotions it details, David Gordon Green's All the Real Girls is exhilarating as well as a little bit frustrating to spend time with.
Globe and Mail:
It's a love story stripped of trite narrative conventions and made to feel searingly honest.
Dallas Morning News:
A love story for those who cannot tolerate the phoniness of Hollywood romance movies, one that deftly avoids melodrama and manipulation in favor of raw emotion.
Paul Schneider, a buoyant young newcomer from North Carolina, is the No. 1 reason to see David Gordon Green's All the Real Girls.
An anti-Hollywood romance; a tonic for all those weary of the usual cinematic overglamorization of love.
Green seems more in love with his perceived unconventionality than he does with his characters.
San Francisco Chronicle:
A movie that eliminates Hollywood gloss and pop cliches -- and in their place offers an honest look at young love and its pitfalls.
Green confirms his status as the most atmospherically distinctive American movie director since Paul Thomas Anderson.
Girls isn't fabulous, but you do feel its characters really have connected.
This earnest love story is borderline insufferable, and yet there are moments that, in their bold incoherence, have a startling emotional truth.
It's about people who have no idea what to say, how to say it, what it means, where it leads: They just blunder through, clumsy and hopeful and tongue-tied and so human it breaks your heart.