JA from MNPP here. Aren't y'all excited? Inevitable powerhouse cinematic achievement for the ages The House Bunny comes out today! Set down your Oscar prognosticating pie-charts and graphs - the race is over. Finito. Meryl who?
Seriously though, I love me some Anna Faris. Over at my home blog, we're often singing the praises of her and I know Nat has weighed in with appreciation of her before. The majority of moviegoers are probably aware of her from her turn as Cindy, the hapless horror-show main character in the Scary Movie movies.... but there are other reasons why I love Anna Faris. Here are six:
Lashawn in Brokeback Mountain - The most memorable moment of sunshine in the second half of Brokeback - hell, maybe the only moment of sunshine in that second half, once the weight of the world has torn Jack and Ennis' love down - belongs to Faris, as the non-stop chatterbox Lashawn, who's too busy spouting nonsense to take note of her husband's... new friendship.
Kelly the actress in Lost in Translation - I don't care if Sofia Coppola stays mum on this topic forever - Faris was delivering one ruthless Cameron Diaz impersonation here.
Samantha James in Just Friends - This terrible movie has two things going for it... two things that've made me sit through it mroe times than I can count. One, it has Ryan Reynolds, and I have sat through so much crap just to stare at him it could probably be classified as criminal negligence with respect to my own life and the alloted hours I have left on Earth. And two, it has Anna Faris' whacked-out-of-her-mind role as Sam James, Faris' hilarious riff on pop tarts like Britney Spears.
The deliriously profane lesbian Polly she played in the under-appreciated 2002 horror gem May. "Maybe we can hang out... eat some melons."
Smiley Face - Without Faris, this movie wouldn't exist. There is no discernible plot, or reason for even existing, besides to act as a platform upon which to marvel at the hilarity Faris can wring from an astonishing galleria of extremely-stoned facial expressions. And the movie gets funnier the more times you watch it. Trust me. I have watched this movie many times.
That part in the trailer for The House Bunny where she tries to act out Marilyn Monroe's iconic subway-grate skirt blow-up... with horrifying results.
Unsurprisingly, the film's not doing too well review-wise, but isn't late August the perfect time to revel a lil' bit in some broad dumb comedy? (Or do I mean "dumb broad" comedy?) Plus it's got Kat "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist" Dennings and Emma "Superbad" Stone in it - they're hip with the kids, right? At least it does appear that even the less-than-kind reviews are giving good notices to Faris, which makes me happy. I've been cheerleading her forever now, and I will not stop until she's making the sorts of money that Will Ferrell makes. Faris forever!