Top Five Movies of Julianne Nicholson
Julianne Nicholson has the unfortunate distinction to have starred in the movie that gave me the most physically distressing reaction in a theater ever. No, it wasn’t a horror movie or a drama; it was the “comedy” “Little Black Book.” After a while, the girl who went to see the movie with me probably got more laughs from my writhing on all of the empty seats and groaning audibly.
It was totally not Julianne’s fault. That was the first time I really noticed her and I found her completely charming in this otherwise icky film. The rest of the cast is pretty damn cool too with Brittany Murphy, Holly Hunter, Kathy Bates, Yvette Nicole Brown, Stephen Tobolowsky and Rashida Jones. It’s just they had to say such silly stuff. They had to act in such a contrived story. They couldn’t help it. It just didn’t work for me. (The fact that it gets an average of 5.2 stars on IMDB tells me that there are people who enjoyed themselves much more than I did.)
After bagging on one of Julianne’s movies though, I feel a bit guilty because this isn’t about bashing as much as it is celebrating a great actress at this point in her career. So, in apology, I give you six movies to see that star Julianne.
This movie made less than $500,000 in box office receipts in the U.S., but 1,626 IMDB users have given it a 7.3 rating. For a second, I thought that every person who saw it in the theater ranked it, but that would mean ticket prices approaching $300. Even in Hollywood, that seems pricey.
Yes, Andy Richter, Lauren Graham and Bryan Cranston all join Julianne in this comedy, but really, I just have two very important words that will get me to find this movie streaming somewhere. Liz. Phair.
Again, Julianne gets some great co-stars. Harold Ramis, Henry Thomas (yes, the little boy from “E.T.” has grown up and he acts in really good movies), David Boreanaz (“Angel”) and season eight of “Never Not Funny” star Craig Bierko all hang with Julianne and Monica Potter in this romantic comedy. (To be fair in the previous movie, Andy Richter is also a star of season eight of “Never Not Funny.”)
I’m not a person that likes to see movies about people with cancer, no offense to anyone with cancer, I wish them the best of luck. However, because I like Sally Field, I really like her, plus Julianne and “Ed” star Tom Cavanagh star, I’ll give this one a chance.
I only need three words for this one: David, Foster, and Wallace. I hope it comes back to Netflix soon.
It’s hard not to like this movie as it takes an adult look at the science of sex and attraction. With the great cast, it makes the movie a mesmerizing two hours.
Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Julianne Nicholson 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."