Sunday, February 05, 2006

Robbed! Steve Carell, snubbed for recognition.



Best pic of the year? Why, The 40 Year Old Virgin, natch. Sure, those rabid fanwankers of Heath Ledger might say differently, but Carell gave a far superior performance. Now there's a guy who knows how to act! Speaking of Ledger's fanboys, I'm sure they'll find this in one of their endless Internet "Heath scourings." When they do, let's see if this sounds familiar:

"Anyone can play repressed and longing. It was just him being a mimic. Carell, however, created his character from scratch. He became Andy Stitzer! I can't get him out of my mind. He was just so dreamy, so stoic! I don't care if he's a newcomer. Hoffman is never gonna beat Carell!"

Okay, merciless mocking aside: The 40 Year Old Virgin was actually pretty damn funny, and rather endearing, given what you might otherwise expect. Better than most comedies, not as totally out-there unbelievable either. That really is due to Carell -- he goes for laughs, but you can see some gears turning, as well.

In all honesty, I'm still rooting for Philip Seymour Hoffman and Capote.
Comments:
I really liked Carrell in 40 year old virgin. well, I really like carrell. His uncle arthur was the best thing about the forgettable bewitched.

"Would you like the short version? The long version is in Aramaic."
 
Ruby:

I didn't see Bewitched! Was it as awful as the reviews said?

Been a fan of Carrell since his days at The Daily Show (but I can't watch "The Office" on account of how much the Ricky Gervais original is sheer perfection).

Boy, have I gotten some nasty email for my Brokeback review. Hahahaha. It's gonna be a long month before PSH gets his Oscar.
 
It depends. It was awful...and had some of the biggest plot holes in a movie I've seen for years. However, Steve Carrell's 5 minutes were fun, and Will Ferrell had some great moments. However...Will Ferrell doesn't need a director that thinks he's hillarious. He needs someone who can rein him in.
 
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