august MOVIE MEME, day 14: an actor I’m ashamed to love
Now that we’ve got the vile sci-fi entry out of the way, let’s go back to shame-based blogging. Now, perhaps shame is sort of a strong word in this case. See, I openly adore this actress, so I clearly have no problem advertising it. Perhaps it’s more along the lines of “actor I should be ashamed to love.”
I know that people are still miffed about her Blind Side Oscar win, but I’m here to defend Sandra Bullock. It’s really a shame, first of all, that it took so long for her to get any kind of recognition – after 20 years in the business. She’s a wonderful actress, in my opinion, and it certainly doesn’t help that she seems like possibly the nicest actress working. Some find her one-dimensional, and I would direct them to some of her best performances that got overlooked. As far as her slew of romantic comedies go, my favorites are While You Were Sleeping and Miss Congeniality (though the latter is really more of a girl-power movie than a true romantic comedy). And it turns out she’s done some great drama work as well. Even though Crash was highly overrated come Oscar night, Bullock delivered an out-of-type and complicated performance. And I think that critics and audiences really downplayed her work in 28 Days as well. So how do you feel about Ms. Bullock? Are you willing to concede, along with me, that there’s more to her than a girl-next-door romantic lead or are you still one of those stubborn fuddy-duddies still filled with bile over Blind Side?