Apparently nabbing starring roles in critically acclaimed films doesn’t do a lot for your self worth.
So it’s official; Anne Hathway will definitely be taking on the role of Fantine in the upcoming film version of Les Misérables. If you felt a breeze just then, it would be the result of collective sighs sweeping across the nation. This seems like the perfect time to lament the top 10 roles which didn’t require Anne Hathaway, doesn’t it?
One Day, the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, is a wonderful piece of work. Utterly romantic, it has drawn both male and female readers to it like flies to a honeypot. Did you get that? Both genders loved it. That’s worth a literary award in itself. But what of the movie adaptation? Well, in a very rare state of affairs, I’m completely torn between loving it and loathing it…
You watch a film where it goes from beginning to end, with no flashbacks at all, and you call yourself a hardened movie fan? Shame on you! It’s all about jumping through the plot, a little like dropping a needle at random on an old vinyl to see what plays next. It’s sudden, it’s fractured, it’s completely confusing… it’s sometimes a bit gimmicky. But, oh my, how we love a clock that tock ticks rather than tick tocks!
Does Tilda Swinton ever do anything not completely brilliant?