Supporting Ladies #15 – Katherine Waterston or Reese Witherspoon in “Inherent Vice”?

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  • Anonymous
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    #182636

    “TOOTSIE” POLL RESULTS
    1. Teri Garr â€– 61%
    2. Jessica Lange â€– 39%

    SUPPORTING LADIES POLL SERIES 
    Previous Results 
    1# “Birdman” – Emma Stone (60%) vs. Naomi Watts (40%)
    2# “Gone Girl” – Carrie Coon (74%) vs. Kim Dickens (26%)
    3# “Into the Woods” – Anna Kendrick (37%) vs. Meryl Streep (63%)
    4# “Black Swan” – Barbara Hershey (56%) vs. Mila Kunis (44%)
    5# “Gone with the Wind” – Hattie McDaniel (71%) vs. Butterfly McQueen (29%)
    6# “The Help” – Jessica Chastain (43%) vs. Bryce Dallas Howard (19%) vs. Octavia Spencer (38%)
    7# “12 Years a Slave” – Lupita Nyong’o (55%) vs. Sarah Paulson (45%)
    8# “Mean Girls” – Lizzy Caplan (17%) vs. Rachel McAdams (83%)
    9# “Doubt” – Amy Adams (37%) vs. Viola Davis (63%)
    10# “The Fighter” – Amy Adams (67%) vs. Melissa Leo (33%)
    11# “Sideways” – Virginia Madsen (67%) vs. Sandra Oh (33%)
    12# “Les Misérables” – Samantha Barks (26%) vs. Anne Hathaway (71%) vs. Amanda Seyfried (3%)
    13# “Gosford Park” – Helen Mirren (39%) vs. Maggie Smith (58%) vs. Kristin Scott Thomas (3%)
    14# “Tootsie” – Teri Garr (61%) vs. Jessica Lange (39%)

    SUBMITTED IDEAS FOR THE POLL SERIES
    Miriam Margolyes & Winona Ryder in “The Age of Innocence” 
    Celeste Holm & Thelma Ritter in “All About Eve”
    Kate Hudson & Frances McDormand in “Almost Famous”
    Thora Birch & Mena Suvari in “American Beauty” 
    Adriana Barraza & Rinko Kikuchi in “Babel”

    Cameron Diaz & Catherine Keener in “Being John Malkovich”
    Michelle Pfeiffer & Uma Thurman in “Dangerous Liaisons” 
    Julie Harris & Jo Van Fleet in “East of Eden” 
    Sally Field & Robin Wright in “Forrest Gump” 
    Diane Keaton & Talia Shire in “The Godfather: Part II”
    Katharina Houghton & Beah Richards in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”
    Judy Davis & Mia Farrow  in “Husbands and Wives”

    Jessica Chastain & Mackenzie Foy in “Interstellar”
    Ellen Burstyn & Cloris Leachman in “The Last Picture Show”
    Jennifer Connelly & Emma Watson in “Noah”
    Regina King & Kerry Washington in “Ray” 
    Rosemarie DeWitt & Debra Winger in “Rachel Getting Married”
    Catherine Keener & Samantha Morton & Emily Watson in “Synecdoche, New York”

    Diane Cilento & Edith Evans & Joyce Redman in “Tom Jones”
    Marisa Tomei & Evan Rachel Wood in “The Wrestler”

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    First of all “Inherent Vice” is a very weird film and it’s hard to follow. I really liked the Screenplay and the performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin. Also the score and the song selections for the movie.

    As of the Supporting Ladies. They are pretty bad to mediocre.

    Reese Witherspoon basically doesn’t have a character. She appears and disappears. That’s all. Nothing happens to her in the film. But I’m voting on her because I hated Waterston’s terrible performance. Katherine is trying to be sexy and mysterious in “Inherent Vice”, but she’s unattractive and trashy. Her voice is irritating and her face is annoying. The way she’s trying to create atmosphere is so lame it hurts. One of the most irritating newcomer of last year. Let’s hope she can bring something else than tits and feet in “Steve Jobs”.

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    FilmGuy619
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    Katherine Waterston. I thought her performance was rather complex because of how she brought layers of darkness to a character with an intoxicating aura surrounding her. 

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    Tye-Grr
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    I thought both Witherspoon and Waterston were great, but I’m voting for Waterston who gets the sexier, more mysterious part to play. Her first scene is fantastic, and she is just magnetic. Her plight to Doc (Phoenix) pulls you in the way that it pulls him in, and it’s important that it does so that you can understand their history and why he would be so invested in her case. Her last scenes with Phoenix are some of the best in the film. 

    Another contender would be Jena Malone who, imho, damn near steals the movie with one fantastic and hilarious scene opposite Phoenix that just had me cracking up. It’s one of my favorite moments in the whole film.  

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    KyleBailey
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    This movie was crap but Reese showed up with her A game as always. Waterson was really stale 

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    Macbeth
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    I absolutely adored Inherent Vice. It was marvelous, brilliant and absolutely faithful to the intelligent and complex writing of Thomas Pynchon, and I think it is one of the best films of the year, due to Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin and the supporting cast. A stellar film with a great cast, with these two ladies being…interesting case studies. 

    However, this question is an interesting one. Now in the book (sorry to pull out the elitist “I’ve read the book hahaha” persona), both the characters of Penny Kimball and Shasta Fay Hepworth are basically as they appear on the film – all the scenes in the film are their scenes in the book (except for one explicit sex scene between Doc and Penny that we don’t see in the film), but my major issue was that Shasta is a brilliantly complex character, and one that is the very epitome of a femme fatale. I thought Waterston looked the part, but…it didn’t quite click for me. I honestly thought Drew Barrymore (who was cast before but dropped out) would have done a much better job. Its worrying when Shasta’s big scene in the film is basically her most boring scene in the book, because there were so many opportunities for Waterston to do something great, but she was just underwhelming for me. Witherspoon by default gets my vote. 

    The male supporting cast in this film is much, much stronger and made this the brilliant film it is, along with Phoenix in the lead role.  

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    GraemeONeil
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    I don’t even know how you judge Witherspoon’s performance when it was so small. Waterston was fine. That late scene where she had the big monologue was compelling…but yeah. Nothing special.

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    I hate the results so far. Waterston wasn’t that good. Not even over Reese.

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    babypook
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    I absolutely adored Inherent Vice. It was marvelous, brilliant and absolutely faithful to the intelligent and complex writing of Thomas Pynchon, and I think it is one of the best films of the year, due to Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin and the supporting cast. A stellar film with a great cast, with these two ladies being…interesting case studies. 

    However, this question is an interesting one. Now in the book (sorry to pull out the elitist “I’ve read the book hahaha” persona), both the characters of Penny Kimball and Shasta Fay Hepworth are basically as they appear on the film – all the scenes in the film are their scenes in the book (except for one explicit sex scene between Doc and Penny that we don’t see in the film), but my major issue was that Shasta is a brilliantly complex character, and one that is the very epitome of a femme fatale. I thought Waterston looked the part, but…it didn’t quite click for me. I honestly thought Drew Barrymore (who was cast before but dropped out) would have done a much better job. Its worrying when Shasta’s big scene in the film is basically her most boring scene in the book, because there were so many opportunities for Waterston to do something great, but she was just underwhelming for me. Witherspoon by default gets my vote. 

    The male supporting cast in this film is much, much stronger and made this the brilliant film it is, along with Phoenix in the lead role.  

    This! To all of it.

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    Anonymous
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    You have a few hours to vote. I’m quite sad by the poor number of the votes. Maybe I need to find an exciting battle, this one wasn’t good enough it seems! 🙂

    Barraza and Kikuchi will battle next.

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    PJ Edwards
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    Neither. They were both pretty awful in this awful film.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    #182648

    I loved Inherent Vice, but I echo the thoughts of the previous posters. Neither of these roles were anything worth celebrating. Now a battle between Josh Brolin and Martin Short would certainly be interesting.

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    LostBoy2003
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    Are these done? They were quite fun!

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