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“Shopgirl” — A how-not-to on landing and maintaining a Sugar Daddy. It was better when they called it “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”
Why you should see it anyway: Because it’s maddeningly, fascinatingly insistent that it’s about relationships when really it’s about booty calls and who’s got the power. It even goes so far as to punish the film’s sole character, a golddigging slut played by Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, who dares to announce the truth about the female lives on display.
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<title>AP CelebrityFocus: Jason Schwartzman (11/28/05)</title>
<description>AP Broadcast Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld talks to Jason Schwartzman about why he says dating is going to the dogs and why he wouldn't see Bridgette Wilson-Sampras in her lingerie until the last minute in Shopgirl.</description>
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"Shopgirl" is an intimate story told amid the sprawl of Los Angeles. Dozens of people appear in many scenes, but this is really a story of three characters. The only supporting player of significance is Lisa (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras), a gold-digging blonde who works Saks' perfume counter.

Lisa exists mostly to contrast Mirabelle, but she does get the loudest, lustiest laughs in this otherwise serene tale. She seduces Jeremy after mistaking him for Ray. Jeremy is none the wiser. When Lisa passionately yells, "Oh, Ray!" he assumes she's chanting something from the Kama Sutra.

Aside from this brief but entertaining detour into bedroom farce, "Shopgirl" is an intelligent, mature and wry comedy of manners. The three main characters are all sympathetic, and each is portrayed with understanding and warmth.
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"Shopgirl" is essentially a story about how appearances aren't everything, but unfortunately, there's little to perceive beneath the surface. Martin is playing a middle-aged divorced man who is emotionally aloof, yet he is also so pinched that we really can't comprehend the emotions he's hiding. As for Jason Schwartzman, the colorless star of "Rushmore" and "I Heart Huckabees," he's such a charmless and obnoxious leading man that he doesn't begin to convey an inner life worth knowing. As radiant as Claire Danes is, the romantic entanglements are so uninspiring that she can't really anchor her performance. Bridgette Wilson-Sampras as an Amazon tigress who seduces Jeremy provides the only snap in the picture. "Shopgirl" ultimately has little to sell. -Kevin Courrier
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Steve Martin doesn't goof it up and his character, the wealthy software magnate, is charming and generous with his money. His understated performance recalls Bill Murray in Lost In Translation. Schwartzmann plays his character as being loopy and awkward. You've got to wonder how many elegant women like Mirabelle would be interested in someone like him, even if they are both artists. There's really no chemistry between them. Claire Danes is very good as the small town girl in the big city. She's not the most attractive woman in the film, with some of the lesser-actresses being truly stunning, like Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Pete Sampras' wife, who portrays the perfume-selling, scheming Lisa. But Danes is very watchable with her big brown eyes, quiet demure, solemn vulnerability and classic beauty.

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Danes gives a heartfelt performance, but with a character that is just not all that interesting, even as she is puzzling over the artwork she works at between bouts with the glove counter and her suitors. As for Martin, he is so low-key as to be a non-entity, and while Schwartzman is completely adorable with his puppy-dog eagerness without an outlet, Jeremy remains essentially a one-dimensional prop in Mirabella's life, serving only as the measure of everything that Ray is not. Shooting like a flash of scarlet on a beige canvas is Bridgette Wilson-Sampras as Mirabelle’s gold-digging and very jealous co-worker whose approach is calculating, profane, and yet, oddly, she is the most emotionally honest of any character in the film.
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Shopgirl, the movie.


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The film is rescued by Claire Danes’s performance – she’s heart-breakingly good as Mirabelle. In addition, the various dating scenes are sharply observed and provide welcome comic relief. There is also strong comic support from Bridgette Wilson-Sampras as a bitchy colleague of Mirabelle’s, who gives her some hilarious dating advice.
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So, why the high rating? Surprisingly, there is a cornucopia of delightfully enchanting and poignant moments littering this film. Jeremy, feeling rejected by Mirabelle after their first date, mumbles as he walks out of earshot, "OK. That's fine. (I love you.) Goodnight." As Ray takes Mirabelle on a tour of his house, he unassumingly shows her everything including his recycling bins, his laundry room cabinets and his garage. And a case of mistaken identity between Jeremy and sneaky Saks perfume-girl Lisa (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras) leads to one of the most hilarious sex scenes in recent memory.
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are the photos really taken in 2006 , coz seems bridgette looks even more young than she was a few years ago

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are the photos really taken in 2006 , coz seems bridgette looks even more young than she was a few years ago

The three first photos was taken some time last year, for her TV appearance, and her movie that open in November 2005.


The two end ones are old photos I find at YAHOO.
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