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Steve Martin wrote the screenplay and served as co-producer for this screen adaptation of his short novel, which takes a witty but bittersweet look at a young woman and the two men involved with her. Mirabelle Buttersfield (Claire Danes) is an aspiring artist in her mid-twenties who, after graduating from college, moved to Los Angeles, where she works at the glove counter of an upscale department store. Mirabelle's job is simple and not demanding, but it doesn't pay especially well, and she finds herself struggling to get out from under a growing mountain of debt from student loans and credit cards. One night, while doing her laundry, Mirabelle meets Jeremy (Jason Schwartzman), a scruffy but likable would-be musician who makes ends meet selling guitar amps. While Jeremy is obviously infatuated with Mirabelle, she isn't sure how she feels about him, especially after she meets Ray Porter (Steve Martin), a man in his fifties whom she meets at the store. Ray is independently wealthy, intelligent, and charming, and after asking her out on a date he sweeps her off her feet. However, while Mirabelle quickly falls for Ray and he's generous to a fault with her, he refuses to commit exclusively to her and suggests they should both see other people, a prospect that no longer holds much appeal for her. Shopgirl received its world premiere at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 21, 2005


Steve Martin
as Ray Porter
Claire Danes
as Mirabelle Buttersfield
Jason Schwartzman
as Jeremy
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
as Lisa Cramer
Samuel Bottoms
as Dan Buttersfield
Frances Conroy
as Catherine Buttersfield
Rebecca Pidgeon
as Christie Richards
Gina Doctor
as Del Rey
Clyde Kusatsu
as Mr. Agasa
Samantha Shelton
as Loki
Romy Rosemont
as Loan Officer
Joshua Snyder
as Trey Bryan
Rachel Nichols
as Trey's Girlfriend
Shane Edelman
as Chet
Emily Kuroda
as Japanese Woman
Jayzel Samonte
as Houseboy
Mark Kozelek
as Luther
John Fedevich
as Hot Tears Band Member
Ray Buktenica
as Shrink
Alexondra Lee
as Karen
Shannon Hile
as SAKS Customer
Joe Bays
as Businessman
Randy Oglesby
as Tom
Richard Fancy
as Eli
Anne Marie Howard
as Mandy
Kevin Kilner
as Charley
Laura Grady
as Cosmetics Girl


Anand Tucker
Jon Jashni
Ashok Amritraj
Steve Martin
Steve Martin
Steve Martin
Book Author
Peter Suschitzky
Barrington Pheloung
Composer (Music Score)
David Gamble
William Arnold
Production Designer
Sue Chan
Art Director
Marcus Viscidi
Meredith Zamsky
Associate Producer
Nick Hamson
Associate Producer
Simon Conder
Associate Producer
Andrew Sugerman
Executive Producer
Nancy Steiner
Costume Designer
David Smith
Set Decorator
Edward Tise
Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Ricotti
Gary Kettel
Alexander Balanescu
Sally Heath
Scott Ressler
Camera Operator
Tricia Wood
Deborah Aquila
Edward Tise
Production Sound
Colleen Gibbons
Location Manager
David Nowell
Aerial Photography
Erik Henry
Visual Effects Supervisor
Toni-Ann Walker
Hair Styles
Bob Gorelick
Steadicam Operator
Shari LaFranchi
Production Supervisor
Barrington Pheloung
John Vecchio
Chief Lighting Technician
Matthew Ladarola
Re-Recording Mixer
Rob Sweeney
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Ron Trost
Special Effects Coordinator
Leslie Garvin
Second Assistant Director
Leslie Shatz
Re-Recording Mixer
Leslie Shatz
Supervising Sound Editor
Lydia Milars
Department Head Makeup
Jan Kikumoto
Post Production Supervisor
Heather Grierson
Second Assistant Director
Heidi Higginbotham
Costumes Supervisor