12.13.2006

"In movies, awesomeness only seems to really count if you’re a boy, and that makes me want to punch something." -- Right on, Mighty Girl! What is the deal with The Holiday, the new chickflick wherein through a series of contrived hijinks, Cameron Diaz winds up smooching the equally bronzed Jude Law, and the luminescent Kate Winslet winds up with the delightfully, yet unconventionally, (c)hunky Jack Black. Now let the record reflect that I personally would be happy with winning either Kate Winslet or Jack Black in the final reel, but Maggie makes a good point. There is no actress out there who's the female equivalent of JB, that is, hilarious and spunky but pudgy, short, and average-looking. The frightening thing is that actresses who are thought of as "average," like Toni Collette, America Ferrera, and even Kate Winslet, are in fact stunning specimens compared to the general population. And yet the Kevin Jameses of the world continue to thrive...and have hot TV wives! GAAAAAHHH!!

4 comments:

Nathaniel said...

First of all, Leah Remini and Patricia Heaton are not that hot, they just looks hot alongside Kevin James and Ray Romano, paragons of averageness.

Nathaniel said...

"There is no actress out there who's the female equivalent of JB, that is, hilarious and spunky but pudgy, short, and average-looking."
I have some candidates for The Female Jack Black. They don't all match all five criteria, but they're pretty close:
Carrie Fisher
Emily Watson
Hope Davis
Janeane Garofalo
Julia Sawalha
Joan Cusack
Marissa Jaret Winokur
Martine McCutcheon
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Missi Pyle
Parker Posey
Thora Birch
Toni Collette

Mandy Donovan said...

Emily Watson, Hope Davis and Parkie Posey are all adorable...I think a female lead can be funny and unique looking, but can't be round and proud like JB.

Incidentally, I do want to go see the Holiday...any takers?

Nathaniel said...

I never found Hope Davis particularly funny until I saw her in The Matador last year. She was very good and funny as Greg Kinnear's wife.