Top Five Movies of Natalie Portman
“No Strings Attached” has already been referred to as Natalie Portman’s “Norbit” which even I think is really harsh considering “No Strings Attached” has Ashton Kutcher and looks formulaic and horrible. I mean “Norbit” has fat suits for goodness sakes. But, this is all about Oscar talk and comparing Eddie Murphy’s role in “Showgirls” to Natalie’s role in “Black Swan.” Not to denigrate Murphy, because he was amazing, but Natalie kicked his butt back to Detroit. Which is probably good since I’m sure the next “Beverly Hills Cop” will come out soon.
Still, there’s no way “No Strings Attached” will be good for much of anything besides looking at Natalie Portman. Instead of sitting through something awful, why not check out Natalie’s top five movies. Don’t worry, there won’t be a Star Wars movie in sight, and as much as it pains me since it was a wonderful movie, “The Professional” is not on the list because watching a movie for the 13-year-old Natalie is a bit creepy. (However, I will say that a close honorable mention goes to her performance in “The Darjeeling Limited” because watching Natalie in the hotel room at the beginning of that movie made the rest seem tolerable.)
It seems in each list that I make, there is at least one movie that I know probably belongs nowhere near the top five. The fact that I saw this movie in a plane doesn’t help my thought that it doesn’t belong. But, the combination of a wonderful story about imagination and Natalie looking as cute as ever makes me at least put it at five.
Yes, Zach Braff asking Natalie if she’d ever heard of The Shins while they sat in a hospital waiting room was a weird and awkward bit of dialogue, but it got the conversation going with Natalie now, didn’t it? Plus, The Shins are pretty cool. Especially since she seems to like them in the movie as well.
Ok, Natalie is bald at the end of the movie, which is more than a little strange to see, especially after Britney Spears’ meltdown. Still, while Britney looked crazed, Natalie is one of the few women that can pull off the bald look. Off the top of my mind, she’s the only one. Oh, plus it is based off a wonderful Alan Moore graphic novel and stars Hugo Weaving as V, so it has a lot going for it.
Natalie plays a stripper in this dramatic movie directed by Mike Nichols and starring Julia Roberts, Clive Owen and Jude Law. With eye candy for you and your girlfriend and great performances, do I need to say more?
This movie also made Winona Ryder’s list, and I said it wasn’t higher on Winona’s list was that because it wasn’t her movie. Well, it’s Natalie’s movie and that’s why it is number one. Yes, there is a lesbian scene between Natalie and Mila Kunis, but that isn’t why this movie is number one. Yes, Darren Aronofsky’s direction is amazing with visuals that go from haunting to downright scary. However, Natalie is the prize of this movie, hands down. I would say more, but trust me, you should just see for yourself.
Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Natalie Portman top five?
About Jason McClain Jason is an aspiring novelist, which means there is a lot of time to put off writing and watch baseball or go fly-fishing, hiking and traveling. By "a lot of time", Jason means "procrastination."