“The Good Girl” – Here are six words I never thought I’d type: Jennifer Aniston is a fine actress. You wouldn’t expect it from her years of spewing sitcom drivel, but she gives an outstanding turn as a depressed wife and retail worker in rural Texas. Mike White delivers a poignant story about grasping at peace of mind in a torturous world. Jake Gyllenhaal emotes brilliantly and John C. Reilly is officially the world’s best character actor.
– John Hansen, NDSU Spectrum, Dec. 13, 2002