Top Five Movies of Jennifer Lawrence
How do you know if something is real? How do you know if someone, something or sometime is real within a movie? For some of Jennifer Lawrence’s movies, it’s easy. There are no mutants with superpowers in the world. (Though the geek in me adds the caveat, “Yet,” and the skeptic says, “That’s not the way mutations work.”) For appearances in things like the documentary on the making of “The Hunger Games,” she appears as herself and that’s as real as we can get without becoming Jennifer in some sort of Disney body-switching plot.
My curiosity and questions are the things in between. For example, both “The Naked and the Dead” and “An American Tragedy” are published as fiction. However, Norman Mailer served in WWII and those experiences influenced his writing and Theodore Dreiser based his novel on the real life case of Chester Gillette. Real? No. But, is it more than an inkling of truth? Possibly.
I mention this because of the source material and film “Winter’s Bone” which I have listed in Jennifer’s top five movies. I remember a friend that hadn’t been to Missouri mentioning that it didn’t seem real to him. Having grown up in Missouri, it had scenes that rang very. I doubt either of us is wrong, but because it felt real to me, I’m sure I liked it more. Great fiction comes from books and movies that make everyone feel like it could be possible.
At least I know Jennifer is real and her are her top five movies to prove it.
After the Republican National Convention, I would bet there are several people that will have a lower opinion on Clint Eastwood’s movies based on his speech. Watching “Team America: World Police,” you can tell that Matt Stone and Trey Parker have fun with several celebrities and their political activism and there are people that probably enjoy the skewering of those liberals. I don’t know how I feel about that on either side of the aisle as separating the art of an actor from the beliefs of an actor seems to get tougher and tougher, and that’s before getting to political donations and corporate policies of companies which are much more complicated as you try to fit hundreds or thousands of people under one all-encompassing judgment. Mel Gibson as the person seems reprehensible because of his intolerance. However, it’s more than one person involved that makes me curious about this movie.
I loved Lori Petty in “Point Break” and “Tank Girl.” “Poker House” is her story about growing up in Iowa, and that’s enough to get me to watch.
Yeah, I’m probably too old to get that excited about this series of movies, but a dystopian future not much different from “The Lottery” or “The Running Man”? I’ll definitely catch it on video.
Superhero movie, meet my wheelhouse.
A bunch of my friends and I did several hikes on the Ozark Trail during the winter because of the lack of bugs and crowds. Every moment of this movie put me back on those trails, oak leaves crunching under foot as we wandered around the Missouri hills.
Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Jennifer Lawrence 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."