Top Five Movies of Mary-Louise Parker

I remember seeing ?Grand Canyon? when I drove down to visit a couple friends who lived in Nashville. To this day, the only two things I really remember about that movie are that I didn?t find it a very enjoyable movie, despite a pretty cool cast that included favorites like Danny Glover, Kevin Kline and Steve Martin; and that it is the first time I saw Mary-Louise Parker, and I immediately thought she was the most gorgeous woman in the world.

It?s something that I still try to understand to this day. What triggers in my mind an infatuation with a woman that I just saw? It?s not like it happens in all movies, though I think Mia Sara in ?Ferris Bueller?s Day Off? did trigger some of the same feelings from around the same time. It may be as simple as I like brunettes. It may be that just like Potter Stevens and pornography, and I will paraphrase here, I know my type when I see it.

I know beauty is subjective and that everyone finds different things in the world beautiful whether in nature, art or our fellow humans. Maybe I should just accept that and leave it alone. But, it?s such an interesting puzzle and it?s so fun to hear about who people find more beautiful, for example: Kate Upton or Brooklyn Decker; Venus or Serena Williams; Zooey Deschanel or Hannah Simone; or whomever you want to compare. I just know that if Mary-Louise is on a list, she?ll be at the top. Unless you add Kate Beckinsale or Carey Mulligan or Mary Elizabeth Winstead or Salma Hayek or Anne Hathaway or Charlize Theron or Thandie Newton and then…

Ok, I just like pretty women, easy enough. It?s time to write about some great movies from Mary-Louise before I go to see ?R.I.P.D.? this weekend.

5. Romance and Cigarettes

Did I mention Kate Winslet for the top of the list above? Well, there?s another lovely lady that stars with Mary-Louise in this movie directed by John Turturro. As I type that, I just can?t help to think, ?You don?t fuck with the Jesus.?

4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

This one has been on my list for a while and I still can?t believe I didn?t take time to see it in the theaters. I enjoy a good western and this one has a great cast. Besides Mary-Louise, there?s Sam Rockwell (?The Way, Way, Back?), Garret Dillahunt (?Deadwood?) and Paul Schneider (?Lars and the Real Girl? and ?Parks and Recreation?).

3. Fried Green Tomatoes

I like ladies and I like southern cooking. That?s all I got to say about this heartfelt movie.

2. Red

This is an action movie starring Bruce Willis. Unless I?m talking about ?Striking Distance,? the previous sentence means it?s worth seeing.

1. Bullets over Broadway

I think this has to be my favorite Woody Allen film because just thinking about it makes me smile. Don?t speak. Don?t speak. Just go see it.

Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Mary-Louise Parker 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."

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