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(Guardian)   Richard Curtis, writer of romcom classic Four Weddings and a Funeral, admits he butchered Andie McDowell's character. "I didn't think very hard about where she'd been or what she'd done"   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2020-12-05 2:26:41 AM  
Doesn't matter. She's a terrible actress.
 
2020-12-05 3:17:22 AM  
Maybe she's an OK person IRL but I can't farking stand her in movies. The worst part of Groundhog Day, which is one of my favorite movies of all time.
 
2020-12-05 4:30:23 AM  

bdub77: Maybe she's an OK person IRL but I can't farking stand her in movies. The worst part of Groundhog Day, which is one of my favorite movies of all time.


This, pretty much. Cool lady, terribly wooden actress. Waaaaay out of her league in that cast. Better hook-up would have been:
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/LOVE KST
 
2020-12-05 5:10:12 AM  

toddalmighty: Doesn't matter. She's a terrible actress.


I've heard it was between her and Sarah Jessica Parker
Think they made the wrong call
 
2020-12-05 6:32:00 AM  
Neither did I.
 
2020-12-05 6:42:53 AM  

Bslim: Better hook-up


The audience is supposed to want those two to get together, that's the whole point of the subplot.  That fact that they don't makes it more poignant, because something wished is not always realistic or practical, i.e, real life.

I agree McDowell is criminally untalented, but it's good of Curtis to admit that the part was written badly.

It's hard to write any character that represents an ideal.  Hard to write them and boring to watch them.  Every other character in that movie is realized enough to be in their own movie.  McDowell might as well be a placeholder, because the character is an idea and not a person.
 
2020-12-05 9:14:09 AM  
Wow. Ripped from today's headlines
 
2020-12-05 9:31:06 AM  
frestcrallen:

Every other character in that movie is realized enough to be in their own movie.  McDowell might as well be a placeholder, because the character is an idea and not a person.

Agree wholeheartedly.
 
2020-12-05 9:48:19 AM  
MacDowell is fine at light comedy. Putting her down is just one of those internet pack reactions.
 
2020-12-05 11:48:47 AM  
She was good in Ready or Not, a fun dark comedy a lot of people are unaware of.

Then again, not a demanding role. Could've been played by any of a couple dozen prominent actresses.
 
2020-12-05 12:04:53 PM  

Zenith: toddalmighty: Doesn't matter. She's a terrible actress.

I've heard it was between her and Sarah Jessica Parker
Think they made the wrong call


So you're saying...they backed the wrong horse?
 
2020-12-05 12:24:32 PM  
Like a lot of women in rom coms, she's mostly a prop. The woman that the guy gets, or doesn't. It doesn't matter, the film is mostly about the comedy around her.

Also, she made a couple of million from that film by taking points on the box office rather than a salary (and after a handful of other actresses like Marisa Tomei turned it down).
 
2020-12-05 12:30:50 PM  

Zenith: toddalmighty: Doesn't matter. She's a terrible actress.

I've heard it was between her and Sarah Jessica Parker
Think they made the wrong call


Oh my god, those were the only choices back then?

The year that had Julianne Moore, Madeline Stowe, Juliette Binoche, and Julia Ormond at their peaks? Parker and McDowell is all they had in the bullpen? Ugh
There was nothing "wordly" about Sarah Jessica Parker back in '94 (not at present either).
 
2020-12-05 12:39:35 PM  
Am I the only one?
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2020-12-05 1:10:29 PM  
I heard she likes pie.
 
2020-12-05 1:23:25 PM  
I feel like they made the right choice, perhaps because the rest of the cast is so excellent and play to her. A better actress would take off the shine. There's enough suggestions of character that she works for me, anyway -- good call making her American and kind of exotic, even among these folks, that she's fairly liberated for the era and is unrepentantly so, yet is marrying some conservative Scottish doof for some reason.

Agree, basically, that she's not a great character, but it's not like nothing is there. And then Grant is so generous in showing why he loves her that we can fill in the blanks. It works despite itself, I suppose, but then that "It's raining? I didn't notice" line reading is one for the ages.
 
2020-12-05 1:23:31 PM  
Her daughter is turning out to be a far superior actor
 
2020-12-05 1:25:27 PM  

Billy Liar: Am I the only one?
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I guess we know who you'd go for in Notting Hill.
 
2020-12-05 2:23:33 PM  

Jack Sabbath: She was good in Ready or Not, a fun dark comedy a lot of people are unaware of.


"Get Out for White People," as I like to call it. Ready or Not is a lot of fun. Stupid fun, but fun.
 
2020-12-05 2:40:30 PM  

Bslim: Agree wholeheartedly.


Apologies man, I was blind drunk.

/wish Fark had a delete post function
 
2020-12-05 2:47:22 PM  

frestcrallen: Bslim: Agree wholeheartedly.

Apologies man, I was blind drunk.

/wish Fark had a delete post function


😂😂
 
2020-12-05 3:40:53 PM  

Billy Liar: Am I the only one?

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Not at all - I liked her, too. The character, that is - didn't know anything about the actor, then looked her up on IMDB and discovered she died young from a complication of asthma. :-(
 
2020-12-05 3:59:27 PM  
Nostalgia is a driver in baser ways, too. "Just people trying to remember what Hugh looked like before he lost his looks,"

I really don't think Hugh Grant has aged into some horrible monstrosity...

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2020-12-05 5:31:55 PM  

Lsherm: Nostalgia is a driver in baser ways, too. "Just people trying to remember what Hugh looked like before he lost his looks,"

I really don't think Hugh Grant has aged into some horrible monstrosity...

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A lot of British men get very jowly as they age or just plain look like a slowly melting candle. He's doing okay
 
2020-12-05 5:45:52 PM  
"Is it raining?  I hadn't noticed."  is inexcusable, though.
Every time I've seen it with other people, there's an audible moan at that line.
 
2020-12-05 5:49:24 PM  

toddalmighty: Doesn't matter. She's a terrible actress.


She was really good in Sex, Lies, and Videotape.
 
2020-12-05 6:54:14 PM  

Billy Liar: "Is it raining?  I hadn't noticed."  is inexcusable, though.
Every time I've seen it with other people, there's an audible moan at that line.


2nd** clinch-the-deal-in-the-rain for McDowell. IIRC, there was indifference to the rain for the 1st one as well.


**sex, lies, and videotape
But I could be wrong on that. It's just what my memory says.
 
2020-12-05 8:06:51 PM  

stoli n coke: toddalmighty: Doesn't matter. She's a terrible actress.

She was really good in Sex, Lies, and Videotape.


Laura San Giacomo absolutely stole that movie though.
 
2020-12-05 10:14:51 PM  

hamsack: I heard she likes pie.


I like her and she was adorable in Micheal, is she a great actress not really but she is fine. I give her props for not bending to the typical hollywood sleaze 

Andie MacDowell - I love pie song
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