Love triangles of TV and film
By Emily Christianson, Lora Victorio, Jevon Phillips and Whitney Friedlander, Los Angeles Times
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'Shopgirl'( Buena Vista Pictures )
Angles of the love triangle: Shopgirl Mirabelle (Claire Danes), who works the evening glove counter at Saks, meets a hapless, broke, graphic designer named Jeremy (Jason Schwartzman) at the laundromat. Their first date leads nowhere and soon Mirabelle meets another man, Ray Porter (Steve Martin). He's older and smart, successful and rich, but always keeps her at arm's length.
Final equation: Mirabelle leaves Ray and her job at Saks, opting to work the desk at an art gallery instead. She reconnects with Jeremy, who now has a better understanding of life and love. It is later revealed that Ray only kept her at a distance to keep from hurting himself, but Mirabelle stays with Jeremy instead.