Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Which movie character...


...do you most want to hug?

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54 comments:

Dame James Henry said...

Conrad Jarrett in Ordinary People. He's just so needy and vulnerable throughout the entire movie that all you want to do is hug him until the pain goes away.

pomme said...

dieter dengler in Rescue Dawn!he's totally cherub guy optimist!
rhett Butler in Gone with the wind!
jefferson Smith in the Capra movie!
Johnny in Johnny got his gun!

KEVIN M. said...

I think it's a tie between every character in Almost Famous.

Devin D said...

Travis Bickle.

Hayden said...

Michelle Pfeiffer in White Oleander, because I've always wanted to know what the North Pole feels like.

Shawn said...

Ennis Del Mar for starters.

Paul Outlaw said...

Oh boy.

Almost anyone in Next Stop, Greenwich Village except Clyde Baxter but especially Bernstein Chandler. (Need to get this in my DVD collection ASAP.)

And for entirely different reasons: Arthur Stuart and Curt Wild in Velvet Goldmine, at the same time, for a long time...

Guy said...

Christine Jesperson in "Me and You and Everyone We Know."

Actually, I just want to hug Miranda July. And be hugged back. And then hopefully take things from there.

Cory Rivard said...

Is Dumbo too obvious?
Cause... Dumbo.

Benji said...

"Thanks a bunch!" Margie Gunderson in "Fargo". I love her. She is just all around huggable.

NATHANIEL R said...

Dame James... but would those hugs even be enough. NEED is vast as the cosmos!

Devin... The Brave One

Hayden ... HA!

Guy... i volunteer to press the button on the applause sound effects when you begin your mutual embrace.

P_T_D said...

Jones from Alien. There's only so much a cat can take ...

Wall-E is runner-up, simply because it's (presumably) easier to hug a cat than a boxy robot.

Anonymous said...

Bill Irwin's Paul in "Rachel Getting Married." If my single mother were to have had a man while I was growing up, that's the type of father I coulda been down with.

--Robert

Zak said...

Sophie Zawitowski. she's just so sad.

Nate said...

The big honkin' Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro. I could use a big fuzzy monster in my life right now.

Encore Entertainment said...

I'm a cheater, but I can't choose just one. On a purely platonic level I'd like to hug Ethel Thayer (K.H.) in On Golden Pond - she's like a loopy grandmother. But then hug could be romantic and I'd love to hug (kiss and do some more things) to Michelle Pfeifer in Dangerous Liaisons. But that's not what you meant... is it?

ZiZo said...

Giselle (Amy Adams) in Enchanted

Alexandria (Catinca Untaru) & Roy (Lee Pace) in The Fall

Murtada said...

Clarice Starling because she really needs a hug. And to make those lambs stop screaming. But I know Clarice will survive without my hug.

And I'm only talking about the "real" Clarice, Jodie in Silence of the Lambs.

Agustin said...

Dawn Wiener from Welcome To The Dollhouse

Casey Fiore said...

Probably Ashley Johnston from Junebug. I think that would be the most satisfying hug ever. she would put so much love into it

Ben said...

In terms of who needs a hug the most, I'll say Diane Selwyn (Naomi Watts) in Mulholland Drive.

Dimi said...

Warren R. Schmidt from About Schmidt. Something besides that letter needs to comfort him.

Nick M. said...

For a variety of reasons, James Leer from Wonder Boys.

Ben said...

Mark Ruffalo in just about anything, but particularly when he cries on the roof of Reese Witherspoon's appartment in Just Like Heaven. And if I couldn't have that, I'd happily take him dancing in his underpants in Eternal Sunshine.

Ben said...

I was also going to say Ashley from Junebug.

Also Charlotte (ScarJo) from Lost in Translation. I might even want to whisper a secret in her ear....

Jer said...

Emma Thompson as Elinor Dashwood in "Sense & Sensibility". She needs a hug so desperately!

Jesus Alonso said...

first one that comes to my mind is Thomas Jane's in The Mist. At the very end. That guy sure needs more than a hug.

Jorge Rodrigues said...

Poppy from Happy-Go-Lucky most recently... And then we would go party all night long like real BFFs :D

or...

Dakota Fanning in I Am Sam because she was so freakin' adorable and helpless :)


I like the Amy Adams' Giselle from Enchanted idea... That should be lovely... :)


Or participate in that group hug (whichever of the two) in 'Rachel Getting Married'

Anonymous said...

Margot from Margot at the Wedding

Cristhian said...

Martha Dumptruck of Heathers...Cause she's so fat, she probably hasn't been hugged much. That way shoe wouldn't pin that suicide note to her chest.

adelutza said...

Scarlett O'Hara right after the mean mean mean Rhett Butler said "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"

Kamila said...

Giselle from "Enchanted" and Sheldon Mopes from "Death to Smoochy".

Anonymous said...

Leonardo DiCaprio (Billy Costigan) In the Departed
Adam Sandler (Barry Egan) Punch-Drunk Love
Jim Carrey (Joel Barish) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Clive Owen (theo) Children of Men
Robert De Niro (Michael) The Deer Hunter
Liam Neeson (Oscar Schindler) in Schindler's List
Sean Penn (Harvey Milk) Milk

Jordan said...

Right on, Ben and Casey.
I would also say Ashley from Junebug. She's probably the only character who I felt a very strong urge to hug every moment she was on screen.

Chris Na Taraja said...

I think if every one in IN THE BEDROOM got a hug, so much pain could have been avoided.

But I would like to hug Matt Damon in GOOD WILL HUNTING..."it's not your fault....it's not your fault... you're so cute"

Ok, I would hug Willow when she is being a bad witch in the season 6 finale of BUFFY.

And don't you think James Dean needed a hug in REBEL WITH OUT A CAUSE? And Diane Keaton in LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR too. Right?

Chris Na Taraja said...

Agustin, yes! Dawn needed a hug in WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, especially at the end of the movie when she is singing to herself on the bus.

Chris Na Taraja said...

Oh yeah, the mother in MURIELS WEDDING, when Muriel doesn't see her at the wedding. She breaks my heart.

Kurtis O said...

Both of the "Brokeback" boys rank really high, but having just seen "(500) Days of Summer," I'm going to have to say Tom (Joseph Gordon Levitt) from that film. He and Summer (Zooey Deschanel) are one of the most adorable movie couples I've ever seen in my life, and since she's not as cuddly (and he's a boy), he wins.

NATHANIEL R said...

Chris... i don't think I would dare hug Dark Willow, so you're a braver man than I.

Beau said...

Virginia Madsen in 'Sideways'
Joseph Gordon Levitt in 'Mysterious Skin'
Emile Hirsch in 'Into the Wild'

Joe Kuster said...

Brendan Harris (played by Tom Guiry) from Mystic River. Because it's never fun to watch someone's happiness and innocence fall apart around them so suddenly.

Saltire Flower said...

Gollum from Lord of the Rings. Those great big eyes get me every time.

The Jaded Armchair Reviewer said...

Ruth Hussey as Liz Imbrie in The Philadelphia Story. You're going to be okay, Liz. :(

Daisy said...

Cosmo Brown and Poppy.
They are just so awesome,man.

Bill_the_Bear said...

Phillip Seymour Hoffman in "The Savages." Actually, I'd hug PSH in almost any of his roles (except maybe "Capote"), but he particularly needs hugging in this one.

Carl said...

Another for Amy Adams. Can we all get together and have our own meeting of AA?

Nick M. said...

I would also say TFE favorite Amber Waves in Boogie Nights. She's always so busy hugging everyone else, it might be nice for her to actually receive a hug once.

Dave said...

@ Bill_the_Bear: You'd hug Freddie Miles?

I'd like to hug Edward Scissorhands, but obviously I'd have to be careful with where he puts his hands. And that is not meant in a sexual way AT ALL.

Carl said...

Oops - meant Giselle, played by Amy Adams.

Wayne B. said...

I'd give a hug to Shug from "Hustle & Flow".

Karen said...

Great question! Probably...

Andrew Largeman from Garden State.

NATHANIEL R said...

Daisy... well, they'd both DEFINITELY hug you back. So there's that! not all of thse people would... no matter how badly they may need to.

richard said...

Posner (Samuel Bennett) from The History Boys. not a great adaptation of the great play, but still a great performance, and i just want him to be happy.

NATHANIEL R said...

richard... samuel barnett definitely deserves the hug! But he should have to sing for it first on account of the beautiful voice.