Top Five Movies of Christina Ricci
There’s something creepy about finding a girl attractive that you first saw as a ten-year-old, like Christina Ricci and “The Addams Family.” Sure, Natalie Portman did “The Professional” at 13, but since then she’s played other roles including the iconic bad movie role of Queen Amidala, which tends to cleanse the palate and allow us, as viewers, to see her in a different light.
I’m not too sure that Christina has ever found a role that has replaced Wednesday Addams.
Yes, she has done some really cool movies. Yes, she has done some movies to try to change that image that we may all have in our minds. (Including three films that according to Mr. Skin mean that Christina is a Hall of Fame Nudity! member.) Still, the movies that we see the most often on the various cable channels are the incarnations of The Addams Family. So, she’ll probably be stuck as Wednesday forever.
That still doesn’t mean that I’m going to list those movies here. If it makes you feel better about the list, if she would have been older, I’m sure “The Addams Family” would have made the top 3. Trust me though, not including it makes me feel better and that makes you feel better. We’ll feel better together once you read what I’ve described as Christina’s top five movies.
Is this movie only really on here because of the presence of several young ingénues to go with the reuniting of writer Kevin Williamson, director Wes Craven and my hope at the time that it would duplicate the magic of “Scream”? Simply, yes, but the presence of Nick Offerman from “Parks and Recreation” certainly doesn’t hurt.
Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro in a movie based on Hunter S. Thompson’s work and directed by Terry Gilliam. Done, done, done and done.
Tim Burton doing one of his cool creepy visual works with his constant muse and star of #4, Johnny Depp. Done and done.
John Waters. Done. Because of the presence of Edward Furlong, I can’t give it the additional “and done.” To me, he’s the brat from T2 and just like Christina’s Wednesday, he’ll always be that role in my mind.
Yes, this movie was partly about making beautiful people ugly in the forms of Christina and Charlize Theron. The makeup people did a wonderful job. I’ve seen pictures of Aileen Wuornos, and Charlize came pretty damn close. Great movie, great performances and a spooky story combined with just the unfortunate necessity of portraying the characters correctly to make beautiful women ugly, otherwise, I would say it was close to perfect.
Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Christina Ricci top five?
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