Top Five Movies of Kate Hudson
As I started to write about Kate Hudson, my first thoughts went to her mother, Goldie Hawn and that led me down a road of famous actresses and their daughters. Blythe Danner and Gwenyth Paltrow. Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli. Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Then I thought to myself, well, what is the other side of the coin? What about the daughters of actresses that don’t go into acting?
I came up empty. Unless the daughters of actresses get into trouble, then just like the majority of humanity, they fade into the background shadows, out of the lights of our tabloid culture. Then again, as soon as I finish this, I’m sure I’ll think of several examples that were just beyond my long-term memory’s capabilities or someone reading this will post an obvious example of a successful daughter of an actress in another field. They all can’t go into acting, though it can seem like it.
However, if they look and act like Kate, I won’t argue with that result. It will bless the screen with many more leading ladies and I will never run out of women upon whom I can base essays. Speaking of which, here are the top five movies of Kate.
Two of my favorite actors (John Hurt in the recently very awesome “Melancholia” with Kirsten Dunst and Peter Sarsgaard from “Shattered Glass” with Chloe Sevigny and “An Education” with Carey Mulligan) combine with Kate in this horror movie set in the bayous of Louisiana. Just mention large old houses in the old south and I’m already a little scared.
Again, like I said with Tara Reid, it’s not Robert Altman’s best, but it’s still Altman and a cast of lovely ladies is a nice touch.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, who have combined to direct 33 episodes of the great “Community”, this comedy adds Kate to the stars of some of the great comedies of the past few years, Owen Wilson (“Wedding Crashers” anything by Wes Anderson), Seth Rogen (anything by Judd Apatow) and Matt Dillon (ok, I’m stretching “a few” to go back to “There’s Something About Mary.”) With all that potential, I had to rate it high, but I probably went too high.
Two things that I can’t ever defend about my taste in movies are my love of romantic comedies and my tolerance for what many people consider sub par actors like Keanu Reeves, Nicholas Cage and star of this film, Matthew McConaughey. I can’t help but occasionally say, “All right, all right, all right” and think of his character David Wooderson in “Dazed and Confused.”
The obvious A+ of Kate’s filmography, she does a wonderful job as Penny Lane and adds great heart to a movie that is full of heart. I love to go back and watch this movie.
Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Kate Hudson 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."