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Charlize Theron: A Viewer's Guide
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ESSENTIAL VIEWING: Young Adult (2011)

We’re guessing that the Academy’s failure to hand Theron a third Best Actress nod for her fantastic performance as spiky woman-child Mavis Gary meant either it went unacknowledged in voting circles or everyone was just too sick of that Teenage Fanclub song to risk hearing it again on a Kodak Theater montage. If it’s the former, they missed a treat. Theron delivers the most majestic on-screen meltdowns since the end of Raiders Of The Lost Ark. It would have been easy to overplay her character’s endless hostility – this is, after all, a woman who smuggles her dog into a pet-friendly hotel – but Theron brings pathos to the pity party. As she haunts high-school flame Patrick Wilson in ways the word “inappropriate” doesn’t begin to do justice to, you find your heart going out to this brittle, self-absorbed psychotic prom queen bitch. Her best yet? Could be.
 


 

 

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1 RE: Devils Advocate!!!
I enjoyed Hancock but Devil's Advocate ended two scenes too late and suffered from a typical Pacino hambush. More

Posted by Lazarus munkey on Thursday June 21, 2012, 04:23

2 Devils Advocate!!!
Come on, No mention for Devils Advocate?! She is amazing, the real heartbeat of this film, am i on my own? More

Posted by pecman2000 on Thursday June 7, 2012, 16:21

3 Two worthy mentions
Two Days in The Valley - Psycho Blonde Barbie kicks Lois Lane's (Terri hatcher) a$$, and wears (briefly) some of the sexiest negligee ever. The Devils Advocate - don't let the devil into your head ! Sexy southern chick disintergrates into possessed mad crazy thing. This got my entire house screaming "NOT THE MIRROR!!!! NOOOOOOO! " More

Posted by danielthompson99 on Wednesday June 6, 2012, 20:28

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She's always good in everything she does...mostly because she selects her scripts well and stays away from RomComs...but Hancock??? That sucked balls More

Posted by ronniem on Wednesday June 6, 2012, 10:19

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Wait, wait, wait.... You recommend Hancock? :O More

Posted by Agent69 on Tuesday June 5, 2012, 12:35

6 Recognition for our Charlize
Thanks for this, Charlize doesn't get enough credit for what a great actress she is. And thanks for writing Benoni-born as if everyone knows where it is. :) More

Posted by Enzino on Monday June 4, 2012, 10:57

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"There's a whole world of people killing and rapping, but I'm the only one killing them." THAT'S a film I want to see. More

Posted by Jethed on Friday June 1, 2012, 20:07

8 Missing?
You can't have a CT retrospective without mentioning the classic that is Mighty Joe Young. Poor form Empire More

Posted by dapieman on Friday June 1, 2012, 13:57

9 One to avoid
Aeon Flux? One to avoid? Figure-hugging cat suit? Are you kidding? Who cares if it makes no sense. Figure-hugging cat suit. More

Posted by trouserpress on Friday June 1, 2012, 13:25

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