Good movies, in spite of their actors

I recently noted how I had a hard time recommending Mr. and Mrs. Smith because most people interrupted to say that they didn’t like Angelina. While I certainly understand being bugged by an actor, I also know that good directors can get compelling performances out of normally average actors. Two relatively unknown films I have recommended often get eye rolls because of their stars, yet those who pass up these movies will miss out, because they are treats.

Out of Sight, directed by Steven Soderburgh, starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez.

Femme Fatale, directed by Brian De Palma, starring Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and Antonio Banderas.

2 Responses to “Good movies, in spite of their actors”

  1. duff. Says:

    I agree with both your other choices as well.

    Out of Sight is a GREAT soderbergh film, so much better than some of his others, and J.Ho does a great job in it, despite her suckass acting in other horrible movies.

    Femme Fatale is awesome as well.

    Frankly, I don’t think the Angelina haters are basing their opinion on her ACTING. I think it’s her messing around with Brad Pitt, and crazy tattoos, and wearing Billy Bob’s blood that is their problem.

    Who cares about that stuff? Mr & Mrs is a great flick and when did sleeping around or participating in horrible sketchy behavior stop people from going to stupid Russell Crowe movies?

  2. duff. Says:

    p.s. are you doing netflix? i think i remember reading that you cancelled it. anyway, let me know, i would love to add you to my friends page.