Jessica Chastain really showed her game face for the ‘Foxcatcher’ premiere in Cannes yesterday. I’m not usually a fan of that particular color, but with her hair and that cape/wrap thing? I’m into it. Mainly because it was windy and the dress flew all over the place, without exposing anything unladylike – that I saw anyway. Always a plus. I love it.
The early reviews are in, and if the Cannes viewers have anything to say about, it looks like Steve Carell may be in the contention for an Oscar for his performance in this wrestling drama.
“Carell is the revelation that everyone has suggested in the role, and then some: vocally, physically and psychologically he is not just unrecognizable, he simply is a different man, and a man whose tragic flaw (cursed to wield great wealth and influence with no shred of greatness to justify it) is the entire story of this film. It’s seldom we’ve ever witnessed such a total erasure of self in a role, and it deserves to win him everything, everywhere.”
The Hollywood Reporter weighs in:
“From the beginning, you can’t take your eyes off Carell; as if by some secret alchemy, the actor makes you believe that his character is an entirely uncharismatic man while delivering a completely charismatic performance.”
I believe it. I think Carell is incredibly talented and the dark comedy and serious roles he has played in the past have been awesome. I hated his character in ‘The Way Way Back’ but he played him perfectly. Loved that movie BTW. ‘Foxcatcher’ also features Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo – who are receiving rave reviews of their own. I guess I’ll put this one on my ‘must see’ list…
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