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Love or Loathe #4 Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
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  • Sab227
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    I completely forgot about this other poll series I started, it just dawned on me out of nowhere that I forgot about this poll, but I’m ready and excited to resume it the last poll was in April so the gives you an idea how long I’ve forgotten it, but now time to get back to business! Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook, I’ve heard a lot of great and terrible things about her win, me personally I love her win but I’m interested to know why so many people hate her win.

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    CanadianFan
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    Love.

    So kinetic and alive!

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    lovelylovely
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    I wish there was a half and half option. There are things I enjoyed about her performance, along with things I absolutely loathed.

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    Andrew Carden
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    ^ditto. I think Lawrence is fine but wouldn’t have even nominated her. Cooper’s much, much more interesting.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: 20 Years of Streep (1978 – The Deer Hunter)

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    If it was just another performance in some early year dramatic rom-com, then love, but because it’s somehow a Best Actress Academy Award-winning performance that beat four stronger performances (and even cut out Cotillard in Rust and Bone and Weisz in The Deep Blue Sea), then kind of loathe. Sorry.

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    Honey
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    I have yet to be impressed by any of J-Law’s work so loathe.

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    I was OK with her win  even though I’ve found her inconsistent and was desperately rooting for Riva. But since most of her post-Oscar characters seemed to be different variations of Tiffany, I am more and more losing respect for this win each day.

    It is also a borderline lead role. If the character was male(and the lead was female) he’d have struggled to even get nominated.

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    Bee
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    Loathe. Despise. Hate. Detest.

    There is no depth to Lawrence’s performance as Tiffany. People apparently thought that since she threw dishes on the ground and said fuck you to Pat, that that was somehow a rounded understanding of who she really was and it just wasn’t. And for that to win over four other female performances that would’ve all been worthy of that Oscar was even more despicable. That win will forever sting.

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    It is also a borderline lead role. If the character was male(and the lead was female) he’d have struggled to even get nominated.

    Seriously though. Cooper had over DOUBLE her screen time and the story never followed her without him. No large screen presence, no separate focus on your character not through the eyes of someone else? At least if she had one of those, it’d kind of be more leading but she didn’t have either. So that’s not a lead performance.

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    Bee
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    She was considered lead because she was the new star and it was a romantic dramedy in which both of the characters suffered from mental illnesses. But she was never a sole lead or an equal co-lead.

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    If they didn’t campaign her lead, Jackie Weaver wouldn’t have happened in Supporting Actress. We all know that Jackie Weaver was the person who stole all the scenes in the movie.

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    I don’t consider it half as bad as what others consider but it was not a deserved win. Honestly I didn’t think it was that great of a year for lead actress noms (not just JLaw but Wallis who shouldn’t have been nominated and as for Chastain, she herself is a great actress but I honestly don’t give a fuck about Zero Dark Thirty), except for Riva’s much worthier work and if there was a runner-up, Watts. Lawrence just had a good concoction of being an it girl, young and hot, riding the wave of just-good-enough talent and very good popularity that started to crash once she won. It wasn’t her greatest (I feel she was genuinely great in Winter’s Bone but failed to do anything to live up to it afterwards) and she certainly should not have been lead. So for me it’s not really a loathe as it is a “meh, was this the best we had?” And it wasn’t, not even close.

    IMO if she had just been a “meh” win and faded a bit then the win wouldn’t be so controversial but she sadly went up her own ass and got where she is now.

    I much, much preferred Cooper’s role and would have wanted him to win instead of Lawrence, but it was such an amazingly stacked year for Best Actor nominees. I would have just given everyone there a statuette.

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    Cooper’s much, much more interesting.

    I agree. If there was anyone who gave an Oscar-worthy performance, it was him, not her.

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    Loathe the win. I like her, I loved her in Winter’s Bone, but this win was so underwhelming. Especially against Riva. I am not a fan of Bradley Cooper’s but I thought he was wonderful and much better than Lawrence in the film.

    I agree with Bee – there wasn’t any significant depth to Tiffany as a character and I felt like Lawrence was playing herself more than a character.

    But hey, her nomination and win for this film is better than her atrociously uneven, high-school quality performance in American Hustle. How that won a BAFTA (and even a Golden Globe) and was NOMINATED for an Oscar will forever baffle and haunt me.

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    lovelylovely
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    How that won a BAFTA (and even a Golden Globe) and was NOMINATED for an Oscar will forever baffle and haunt me.

    I feel the same way about her performance in Joy, her performance in that movie was simply bad. I look back at that Globes and Oscars completely baffled as to why she was even nominated to begin with.

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