| ms_wonderland wrote:|
[QUOTE=femmefatale85]i find her drunk ass annoying
And too annoying looking to be a leading lady time and time again. This movie must be to sway public perception.
yes it is, i found this on yahoo:
Reese Witherspoon's New Movie 'The Good Lie' Feels Like 'The Blind Side 2'
In her upcoming drama The Good Lie, Reese
Witherspoon is fighting for justice — and maybe an Oscar nod as well.
Witherspoon stars as Carrie Davis, a no-nonsense single woman who agrees
to help four Sudanese refugees start over in the United States. At
first, she’s reluctant, but as Davis learns the harrowing stories of the
refugees, she becomes determined to change their lives. And in case you
don’t immediately see what recent hit this story is meant to echo, the
onscreen credit halfway through the new trailer should make it clear:
“[from] the executive producer of The Blind Side.” (And how about this tagline: “She opened her home. They opened her eyes.”)
film is based on the true story of the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” tens of
thousands of young men who fled to refugee camps during the Second
Sudanese Civil War (1983-2005). More than 3,000 of these “lost boys”
were given the opportunity to come to the United States in the early
‘00s, in what has been described as the largest resettlement of its kind
in American history. After the events of September 11, the refugee
program was put on hold for several months, as referenced in the Good Lie trailer.
For Reese Witherspoon, The Good Lie
seems like an opportunity to add some gravity to her signature “plucky
heroine” roles. It’s the same kind of
brassy-unpolished-woman-saving-the-world role that led to Sandra
Bullock’s triumphant comeback in The Blind Side, and Julia Roberts’ career-boosting turn in Erin Brockovich, both Oscar winners. (Note
the Brockovich-like exchange when Witherspoon demands to see an
immigration supervisor: “Thanks, cupcake.”) Witherspoon already has an
Academy Award for Walk the Line (2006), but her awards-show
presence has been sparse ever since. The savvy actress and producer is
surely eyeing that statuette, and few things move the Academy like a
pretty white lady fighting adversity.
To their credit, the producers of The Good Lie have hired actual Sudanese actors
to play the film’s four refugees. These include Ger Duany, a former
Lost Boy-turned-model, and hip-hop artist Emmanuel Jal, who was a child
soldier in the Sudan. Unfortunately, we learn little about their
characters, Jeremiah and Paul, from the trailer — besides the fact that
they’d never seen ice and think the United States is full of lions; the
trailer is all about Reese Witherspoon’s savior of a hero. (Who,
interestingly, did the inverse hair swap as Bullock: Bullock went from
brunette to blonde for The Blind Side; here Witherspoon goes
from blonde to brunette.) Hopefully the film allows more of a showcase
for the Sudanese actors’ talents than this sneak peek.
The Good Lie comes
to theaters on Oct. 3, two months before Witherspoon’s other big 2014
movie: the adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s hiking memoir Wild.