All the Real Girls

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All the Real Girls ★★★½ 2003 (R)

Sophomore effort of writer-director Green is a sincere and poignant look at youthful love. Paul (Schneider), a twenty-something Romeo who's broken more than a few hearts in town, finds the real thing in Noel (played wonderfully by Deschanel), the 18-year-old sister of his best friend, fresh out of boarding school. Fully captures the real and often awkward moments of young love and the pain and confusion that can come with it. Schneider also helped conceive and write the story. 108m/C VHS, DVD . US Paul Schneider, Zooey Deschanel, Patricia Clarkson, Maurice Compte, Benjamin Mouton, Shea Whigham, Danny McBride; D: David Gordon Green; W: Paul Schneider, David Gordon Green; C: Tim Orr; M: David Wingo, Michael Linnen.