Top Five Movies of Rose Byrne
The number of good actors that were in the “Star Wars” prequels and somehow they still stunk tells me the power of the written word. (It also could be the power of editing, directing, or many other things but as a scribe, I choose the writing.) For example, I didn’t even know Rose Byrne was in the prequels, but she was in the second one, whatever its name. (I know its name, but I don’t want to type it out, though at this point, the explanation has lasted longer than the true name. But, as one of the people that don’t like to acknowledge the prequels, this is my statement.)
Here is the short list of cool and wonderful actors you may not remember (some obvious, some not) that were in the first prequel: Keira Knightley; Dominic West (McNulty of “The Wire”); Terence Stamp (General Zod from “Superman II”); Sofia Coppola (director of “Lost in Translation”); her brother Roman Coppola (writer of “Moonrise Kingdom”); and the voice talents of comedians Greg Proops and Peter Serafinowicz.
Of course, when I look at that list, maybe the fact that they were all actors was the problem with the film. Combine the writing talents of Serafinowicz (“Look Around You”) and Roman Coppola with the direction of Sofia Coppola and a master improviser like Proops and all of the sudden, well, I won’t guarantee the movie would have been great (it is about tariffs and a boy brat after all), but I bet it would be more interesting and more intentionally funny.
So, let’s purge the taste of the “Star Wars” prequels from our gullet and look at this diverse list of five movies from Rose that are much, much better.
When I watched “The Hour” with Romola Garai, I couldn’t take my eyes off her style, acting and beauty. Combine her with Rose as well as Henry Thomas, Tara Fitzgerald and Bill Nighy and this movie, that was on my watch list, moves up even higher.
As far as the top “R”-rated comedies of the last few years go, “Bridesmaids” is easily my favorite. But, since I really didn’t like “The Hangover,” that’s probably not saying much. I have to watch “The Hangover” again, because I wonder if I didn’t give it a chance the first time.
Again, superhero movie, Rose and Jennifer Lawrence, meet my wheelhouse.
There have only been three movies that have spooked me over the past few years. “Paranormal Activity” (counting the series as one movie, because they all pulled the same scary chain within me), “Drag Me to Hell” and “Insidious.” I think the quality of acting from Rose and Patrick Wilson helped this one greatly.
The only Danny Boyle movie that I didn’t see was “The Beach.” The only Danny Boyle movie that I didn’t enjoy is the same, and that’s probably because I haven’t seen it yet. Even though his other movies win Oscars, this one is my favorite.
Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Rose Byrne top five?
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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."