October 14, 2003
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Shopgirl

Shopgirl
Steve Martin

A pleasant, gently, and nicely observed little vignette about a quiet young woman who, in her 20's, grows up. Martin is best when teasing out the humor in small confrontations -- a Japanese tourist at the glove counter at closing time, a fashion-counter diva who sets out to lure away a rival's date and winds up with the wrong guy. A pleasant and diverting confection from a celebrity writer who, despite his celebrity, has real talent.