I’ve come to love Amy Adams over the years. She is so vibrant on the screen, you just can’t go around her. Adams has actually grown out to be one of my favourite actresses. Here are the three movies I picked and what I think of them.
Trouble with the Curve
Director: Robert Lorenz
Cast: Clint Eastwoord, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Robert Patrick, Matthew Lillard, Bob Gunton
Description: Gus (Clint Eastwood) is a baseball scout. The team he works for thinks he should retire. He asks them to let him do one more scouting job to prove himself. His friend, Pete (John Goodman), asks Gus’ estranged daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), if she could go with him to make sure he's okay as his eyes are failing.
Opninion: It could have been a lot better, but what I loved the most is the father/ daughter relationship between Eastwood and Adam’s characters.
Favorite character: Mickey (Amy Adams)
Most memorable quote: “I know I'm as blind as a slab of concrete, but I'm not helpless. I'll put a bullet in my head when that happens.” –Gus-
Best scene: The scene where Micky and Gus are showing off the new player, who can throw a curveball.
Genre: Drama/ Crime
Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Louis C.K., Robert De Niro
Description: Con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his seductive partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) are forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). He pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Opinion: Good story and great acting by especially Bale, Adams and Renner. Nice job on making it look like the actual ‘70s.
Favorite character: Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner)
Most memorable quote: “You're nothing to me until you're everything.” –Sydney Prosser-
Best scene: Irving and Sydney dance to Duke Ellington.
Julie & Julia
Director: Nora Ephron
Cast: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci, Jane Lynch
Description: Julia Child's (Meryl Streep) story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's (Amy Adams) 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.
Opinion: The perfect movie for foodies, dont watch it if you haven't eaten yet. Although Amy Adams is a bit overshadowed by Meryl Streep, both ladies are great in their roles.
Favorite character: Paul Child (Stanley Tucci)
Most memorable quote: “These damn things are as hot as a stiff cock!” –Julia Child-
Best scene: Julia Childs hears that her book will be published.
Favorite of the 3: “American Hustle”