April 30, 2021 at 10:23 am #1204236319
Welcome back to another round of Love or loathe. This time we have Julia Robert’s and her iconic Performance as Erin Brockovich. I know she gets a lot of hate for this win, but I dont understand why. She is entertaining and magnetic as Erin and she completely deserved her Oscar win. I can also appreciate Ellen Burstyns heartbreaking performance in Requiem for a Dream, but I still prefer Robert’s as the winner that year. What do you all think?April 30, 2021 at 10:29 am #1204236335
Somewhere in the middle: good, not the best. Roberts has done far better work on comedies. That Pretty Woman performance is iconic. I loved her in August: Osage County (controversial, I know). Wonderful in Stepmom (as were Susan Sarandon and Jena Malone, underrated movie). Erin Brockovich was a VERY baity role for someone who the industry wanted to reward at that time. It’s not as bad as Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side, but it’s not exactly Natalie Portman in Black Swan either.
Whenever I think of these won-because-“overdue” wins, I’m reminded of the hate for Julianne Moore’s win. Sure, she shoulda won for either The Hours or Far From Heaven, but I actually LOVE her win for Still Alice because she was…excellent in it. I really love that performance of hers.April 30, 2021 at 10:36 am #1204236345
I love her performance in August: Osage County as well.April 30, 2021 at 10:43 am #1204236362
I don’t love it but I also don’t hate it. It’s a good performance. But it was definitely a ‘it’s her time’ type of win, not to mention she was, by far, one of the biggest movie stars on the planet at the time. It definitely didn’t age well and considering the competition that year, Julia was far from win worthy. Ellen Burstyn was obviously robbed and should’ve won.April 30, 2021 at 11:04 am #1204236423
I love J-Rob in anything. She’s a severely underrated actor.April 30, 2021 at 11:07 am #1204236431
It was a very good film and she was great. People dislike her win because Burstyn was more deserving.April 30, 2021 at 11:17 am #1204236462
Loved this performance, so many Oscar worthy scenes. Sure Burstyn may have been more deserving, but it’s Oscar worthy despite that.
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Absolutely love it!
I do agree Ellen Burstyn deserved to win in ’00, but Julia was still fantastic and very committed in Erin Brockovich.
It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!April 30, 2021 at 11:29 am #1204236484
LOVE. This was Julia’s “shining moment” performance.April 30, 2021 at 11:38 am #1204236496
Whenever I think of these won-because-“overdue” wins, I’m reminded of the hate for Julianne Moore’s win. Sure, she shoulda won for either The Hours or Far From Heaven, but I actually LOVE her win for Still Alice because she was…excellent in it. I really love that performance of hers.
SpilledApril 30, 2021 at 11:47 am #1204236513
I seem to fall under the “Good but not great” column. This was certainly far more worthy than Sandra Bullock’s win but I agree that Burstyn was robbed and I wish that Bjork would’ve gotten nominated for DANCER IN THE DARK.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”April 30, 2021 at 1:13 pm #1204236625
Hate. Peak superficial Hollywood nothing.
Also it’s spelled loathe.April 30, 2021 at 3:47 pm #1204237045
It’s a good star role. Was also nice to see her get back to her foul-mouthed, psuedo-bad girl roots. This was Hollywood recognizing all of the money she made them – which is fine.April 30, 2021 at 3:56 pm #1204237085
She and Finney were electric together, I actually like this win, but also think Björk was robbed.
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