David Gordon Green's first movie to take place north of the Mason-Dixon is split right down the middle: One story, familiar from All the Real Girls, is about the unbearable sweetness of post-puppy love. The other is about what happens when your high-school beau grows up, starts drinking, finds Jesus, and can't hold down a job. What the two stories have in common is Green's uncommon dialogue, aching with cross-purposes and shimmering with flirty jokes. (See Movie Times for details.)

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