|That is Rose Byrne. You know what really kills me is that this was penned by Emma Thompson, plus all of the music is being overseen by Jay-Z (think of that what you will). I just don't understand how it got to be this bad.|
I mean, the music sounds fine, or as good as it can sound, being the soundtrack for Annie (I was never much of a fan - it grates on me after a while). And while I understand that there’s only so much you can do with Annie, it just seems like they’re trying to write two different movies at the same time and having a really hard time meshing them? One where it’s this half-assed PG-13 big-city comedy about Jamie Foxx and Rose Byrne and… I guess Cameron Diaz, though she doesn’t really seem to fit in anywhere… and another where it’s a heartfelt Pursuit of Happyness-type musical about a little girl with a big heart, and it… doesn’t really work in any regard…? They were trying to be too clever in their modernization and ended up with a giant mess instead.
Also, what the heck is up with Cameron Diaz lately? She’s gotten into this weird rut since Bad Teacher (I think, unless the one where she was the loser sibling who was having a hard time leaving the nest was before that?) where she plays the same trashy character over and over and over again. I guess she figured she’d never be Charlize Theron and so started coasting on her name and playing this one repeated buffoonish stereotype character over and over again instead because it was the easier option (like RDJ did after Iron Man).
Whatevs. Wallis is adorable and I love Foxx and Byrne so I’ll probably rent it.