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Old 02-13-2014, 01:39 PM
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Carrie (2013). It was okay. No big thrills or chills. Passable, I guess. For some reason, I find Sissy Spacek to be the more sympathetic Carrie. Chloe Grace Moretz was too bright-eyed and cute for the role. I actually haven't read the book yet, but isn't Carrie supposed to be extremely unattractive in the novel?
Exactly! Why the hell would anyone use a very attractive actress for a Carrie remake? The plot and narrative cluelessness of Hollywood execs never cease to amaze me. The casting of Sissy Spacek was genius, and at the same time common logic. I'm saying Sissy is ugly, or that attractive people can't be socially awkward, nor that Chloe Grace Moretz couldn't play the role well... I'm just saying choosing a stunning beauty like Moretz contradicts the original story, one of it's core strengths, immediately handicapping the film.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:35 AM
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:17 AM
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The casting of Sissy Spacek was genius, and at the same time common logic. I'm saying Sissy is ugly, or that attractive people can't be socially awkward, nor that Chloe Grace Moretz couldn't play the role well...
I have a feeling that critics said Sissy Spacek wasn't ugly enough in the original either.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:34 AM
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played as 'plain' instead of ugly ..

There is a funny Hollywood notion that has always existed that if a girl isn't blonde with big tits and a plunging neckline then she's plain.

just mess her hair up a bit, loose clothes and glasses and 'poof' ugly!

I always thought that was stupid.

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Old 02-15-2014, 07:21 AM
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Second time I watched this movie.
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Reminds me American Graffiti, but set in the 70's.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:01 AM
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:23 PM
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I have a feeling that critics said Sissy Spacek wasn't ugly enough in the original either.
I'm glad you were able to tell I meant to type, "I'm not saying Sissy Spacek was ugly". I suppose I need to proof read better; especially since we can't re-edit our posts after a certain time.

I would be very surprised if, at the time Carrie came out, any big paper critics said Sissy Spacek wasn't ugly enough for the role. Sissy is unusual looking. They didn't need to "ugly" her up. She just went makeup free, and played the wall flower to a tee. I would never watch Carrie and think she was too pretty.

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played as 'plain' instead of ugly ..

There is a funny Hollywood notion that has always existed that if a girl isn't blonde with big tits and a plunging neckline then she's plain.

just mess her hair up a bit, loose clothes and glasses and 'poof' ugly!

I always thought that was stupid.

Want to see a hot Spacek, check out Prime Cut
That is so true. That's exactly what "Hollywood" tends to do. It really drives me nuts because there are extremely talented actors who don't have model looks, and they fit the role better. If anyone in Hollywood thinks I wouldn't want to see a film unless there were good looking actors in it, they are mistaken. I prefer to think the vast majority of my fellow audience members think the same way.

In Prime Cut you can see her good facial symmetry, great skin, intelligence, and not to mention youth goes a long way in obvious areas. Despite survey averages, sexiness and attractiveness are subjective. I wouldn't be one of those saying Sissy Speck is a stunning hot beauty.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:42 PM
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:22 AM
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