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08 July 2007 @ 07:18 pm
Actress Sniping  
I watched Four Weddings and a Funeral (which, incedentally, I like very much) this weekend.  Andie MacDowell plays 'Carrie' in the movie.  The fact that her character shares my name disgusts me on a level that I cannot fully express.  I feel I can say with some authority that Andie MacDowell, as an actress, sucks.  I don't mind her on L'Oreal commercials, or Revlon, or whatever she's selling these days.  She's from Texas, too, you know.  Someone please tell me that I don't sound like her.  Tell me I've at least made an attempt to lose my accent.  Also, she's wooden.  She has no vocal interpretation ability.  Yes, of course she's lovely.  She's enviably thin, but she has no facial expressions!  Okay, so her hair is great, too.  But my teeth are better than hers.  (Thanks, for shelling out the bucks for the orthodontia, Mom.)

Aaaand I don't really care what or who Hugh Grant has done, or had done to him in some ghetto; he's adorable.  Even more so when he was young.

Worst quote of the movie:  (Without expression or interpretation AT ALL)  Is it still raining?  I hadn't noticed.  

Imagine that said with out the question mark or any emotion at all.  I screamed at the television.

Random thought:  A blonde Kristin Scott Thomas for Narcissa in HBP, anyone?
I feel:: annoyedannoyed
Comic Book Goddessrainpuddle13 on July 9th, 2007 12:50 am (UTC)
I adore Andie McDowell. I think she's just gorgeous. Couldn't act her way out of a paper bag, but then when you're that pretty...

Carrie Leigh: I feel prettycarrie_leigh on July 9th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
...you bank on the pretty. Yeah. She's managed to have a career around it. You have to respect that.
sue_bridehead on July 9th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
I like that movie too. It gave us the definitive Hugh Grant character: the jittery, sweet, oblivious type who doesn't know just how freaking adorable he is. It's a stereotype he's managed to make into an entire career. ;) You know, I don't pay that much attention to Andie McDowell in that movie. So many other characters are much more fun. I liked her in "Michael" and "Groundhog Day." Nothing too difficult, of course, but she's watchable. And I love her in "Sex, Lies and Videotape." She can act. She just needs the right script and direction.

Yeah, Kristin Scott Thomas should be considered for Narcissa. They've been able to write her out of the scripts so far, but they will need her for HBP. Good call! :D
Carrie Leigh: wicked witchcarrie_leigh on July 9th, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)
I don't know that I ever saw 'Sex Lies and Videotape'. I did see the others you mentioned and 'Green Card' and 'Hudson Hawk' (which actually worked for her). I'll reserve complete judgement that she sucks, but I've felt this way for some time...

Mostly it was just actress sniping. When you're watching a character that could be great but is instead without any value at all, it grates on the nerves. I find myself re-interping her lines as she's saying them. =P
sue_bridehead on July 9th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
I can understand that. It's kind of like reading a mediocre book and thinking, "How did that person ever get a book published? I could write one way better than that!"
(Anonymous) on July 9th, 2007 10:58 am (UTC)
Andie is from Gaffney S.C. Not Texas.
Carrie Leigh: Extremely stubborn and suspicioucarrie_leigh on July 9th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Texas?
Sorry. I stand corrected.