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    Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of a Woman

    FYC: All things The Crown, Hacks and I May Destroy You (and Hannah Waddingham and Julianne Nicholson whilst you're at it)!!

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    Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie saved Carrie. It was turning into a teen cringe movie. Thankfully, the greatness of Sissy and batshit crazy performance of Piper saved it from being just another shitty horror picture.

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    Kirsten Dunst in All Good Things, Bachelorette, and The Beguiled.

    Bachelorette is an amazing screenplay but the studio watered it down and you can see the generic rom-com things creeping in which is sad. Her 20-minute romp at the end of Bachelorette is EVERYTHING, you just don’t get better black comedy than this (well, then she played a completely different character in Fargo, also an amazing black comedy). Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher also really helped there, but the last third of the film is all Dunst.

    The other two are extremely flawed in design and leave the audience cold, but she’s the one who pulls them in emotionally. She’s so good in All Good Things and The Beguiled that the films dissipate when she’s not in the scene.

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    Kate Winslet and Michael Shannon saved Revolutionary Road from devolving further into melodrama.

    I didn’t like the latest Little Women, but Florence Pugh (only as adult Amy) stole it imo. Saoirse Ronan had a wonderful moment near the very end but other than that, the movie didn’t even bother showing Beth die, ugh.

    Frances McDormand in Three Billboards, which is otherwise not a good film.

    Octavia Spencer saved Hidden Figures, which would have been a mess of cliches if it wasn’t for the nuance of her character.

    Amy Adams not only saved Junebug, she straight up became the film even though she was just this supposedly silly side character.

    I think this “saving a movie from being mediocre or terrible” happens A LOT in the horror genre which lives or dies based on its main character/final-girl-type character.

    Sharni Vinson – You’re Next
    Toni Collete – Hereditary
    Betty Gilpin – The Hunt
    Taylor Russell – Escape Room
    Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man

    I ended up loving these films almost entirely because of the performances. And there’s so many others.

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    Kirsten Dunst in All Good Things, Bachelorette, and The Beguiled. Bachelorette is an amazing screenplay but the studio watered it down and you can see the generic rom-com things creeping in which is sad. Her 20-minute romp at the end of Bachelorette is EVERYTHING, you just don’t get better black comedy than this (well, then she played a completely different character in Fargo, also an amazing black comedy). Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher also really helped there, but the last third of the film is all Dunst. The other two are extremely flawed in design and leave the audience cold, but she’s the one who pulls them in emotionally. She’s so good in All Good Things and The Beguiled that the films dissipate when she’s not in the scene.

    Are you Jesse Plemons? Or just Kirsten Dunst’s biggest Stan?. I honestly didn’t know she had stans, like for real.

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    ˈdī(ə)mənd ˈtir
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    Are you Jesse Plemons? Or just Kirsten Dunst’s biggest Stan?. I honestly didn’t know she had stans, like for real.

    Lol 😂

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    Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”

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    Rachel Weisz in Agora

    Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter

    Emily Blunt in Into the Woods

    Amy Adams in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

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    Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Benedetta (Actress, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor)

    Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, The Duke (Actor, Supporting Actress)

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    Are you Jesse Plemons? Or just Kirsten Dunst’s biggest Stan?. I honestly didn’t know she had stans, like for real.

    Ah, I see you just joined July 19th 2021. Could be fun for you to Google Kirsten Dunst and Gold Derby, the threads over the years have been epic.

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    Are you Jesse Plemons? Or just Kirsten Dunst’s biggest Stan?. I honestly didn’t know she had stans, like for real.

    We are legion.

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    Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”

    I’d say he’s one of the main problems with that movie.

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    I’d say he’s one of the main problems with that movie.

    Yes, 100%, Jared Leto is the worst part of Dallas Buyers Club. It’s an abomination. And not just because he took a trans person’s role, I’ll put that aside for the moment because that’s a newer conversation (well, not really, but you know what I mean).

    I remember when he won the GG and his speech…..I could totally connect the transphobia I felt from that speech with the way he played the character. It was really disturbing.

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