Top Five Movies of Judy Greer
Thursday nights are truly the best night for television. It opens with “Community,” my favorite sitcom on the air that stars the lovely Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs. Then, comes “Parks and Recreation” from the mind that brought you the Fire Joe Morgan website and has created perhaps two of the most perfect characters, Andy Dwyer and Ron Swanson. Later comes “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” quite possibly the raunchiest comedy ever. Then, when you’re lucky, you can catch the animated spy spoof “Archer,” which may be the purely funniest show of the bunch. It’s this show that also has the wonderful voice of Judy Greer.
Not only is Judy one of the main voices of “Archer,” but she was also a great recurring character on another classic sitcom, “Arrested Development.” (She’s also guest starred as Fatty McGoo on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”) There she played Kitty Sanchez, whose most memorable line was “And say goodbye to these” as she flashed her breasts at various male members of the cast. Thanks to DVDs, we don’t ever have to say goodbye to those.
On November 16th, she’ll add another movie to her filmography as “The Descendants,” directed by Alexander Payne, opens. It looks like another great movie to put in her list, which for the first time, I’ve extended to six. Why? I’ll get to the list and tell you.
The bonus movie! Judy Greer AND Anne Hathaway getting naked. Well, that’s worth an extra spot. We’ll just call it the Anne bonus movie. (If it were a movie about olden English times, it would be the Anne Bo-ley-nus movie. Ha.)
Ok, yes, truthfully the one really good movie that M. Night Shyamalan is “The Sixth Sense.” Yes, you can see the twist of this movie coming a mile away. Still, for the time they are in the village, this is a pretty compelling scary story.
Two weeks in a row and I can mention Cameron Crowe’s road trip and romance movie. Woo hoo! Now, I’ll just have to do a top five for Jessica Biel and it will get a third mention.
Another movie from another list, this time it’s the top movie from Jennifer Garner’s list. Sure, Judy is the “bad girl” in this movie, but isn’t a bad girl sometimes a good thing? Oh yes it is.
I’ll be honest; I don’t really remember Judy’s part in this movie. I’ll also be honest; I don’t really care. This is all about the camaraderie between the four leads, George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube and Spike Jonze. It’s a great guy movie/heist movie. Probably better to rent this one and watch it again rather than going to see “Tower Heist.” As for Tea Leoni vs. Judy, well, I will entertain and mediate arguments for both.
Charlie Kaufman and his fake brother Donald Kaufman penned this wonderful, well, “adaptation” of “The Orchid Thief” by Susan Orlean. Kaufman’s presence is enough to make me see any movie. However, this one also has the bonus of actually getting the view of Judy’s breasts that so many characters on “Arrested Development” got. That makes it an easy choice for number one.
Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Judy Greer 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."