Top Five Movies of Bryce Dallas Howard
I thought about Bryce Dallas Howard in my last top five when I looked at the movies of Anna Kendrick as they both starred in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,”* a movie I will probably never see. However, with those two and several more good-looking people, it does tempt me a little. Still it doesn’t quite offer the quandary of another of Bryce’s movies – “Lady in the Water.”
Let’s make a pro and con list together. (When I say together, I mean you read it long after I’ve typed out the list, though if you have any additions feel free to yell at me in the comments.)
Pro – “The Sixth Sense.” Con – “The Last Airbender.”
Pro – The first 98 minutes of “Unbreakable.” Con – The pedantry of the last 8 minutes of “Unbreakable.”
Pro – Paul Giamatti. Con – Giamatti’s character’s name is “Cleveland Heep.”
Pro – Bill Irwin who played Eddie Collins in “Eight Men Out.” Con – M. Night Shyamalan also acts in this movie (besides directing) and his character name is Vick Ran.
Pro – Jeffrey Wright and Bob Balaban. Con – Written and produced by Shyamalan.
So, is the presence of one declining Shyamalan with his fingerprints on every aspect of the production enough to outweigh the presence of all those positives? I’m afraid so. However, this isn’t always the case, and you may find a surprise in the first of my top five movies starring Bryce.
* They also both starred in “50/50,” but that didn’t lead me down an interesting pro/con analysis because nobody roots for cancer.
Hey, it’s a Shyamalan movie! I think this may be the last one I see. It’s pretty darn good thanks to a superb cast with Bryce joining Adrien Brody, Joaquin Phoenix, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver and Judy Greer.
Yes, this is an Oscar-winning movie thanks to the wonderful acting of Octavia Spencer and it should be higher. It got great reviews. I heard from friends that I should absolutely watch it. Not only does it have Bryce, but it also stars Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain and as a fan of the ginger-haired it should be a no-brainer. Still, social messages, ew.
Again, this movie feels like it should be higher, but in the interest in symmetry** with co-star Anna Kendrick, I say it stays at 3.
** OCD? Probably, as I also have “The Village” at #5 for Judy Greer.
Have you seen “The Hour” from the BBC? I have one good reason for you to watch it: Romola Garai. Goodness gracious, Romola. As it so happens, she also stars in this Shakespeare adaptation with Bryce.
I’m always curious about Lars Von Trier movies. Plus, this one has one of my all-time classic movie actresses in it, Lauren Bacall. But, I bet I’d like “The Help” more.
Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Bryce Dallas Howard 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."