Monday, December 02, 2013
(7) Days of Zooey - Day 1 (#641.)
Big Trouble is a 2002 ensemble comedy headlined by Tim Allen, based on a book by Dave Barry. To my mind there's everything to love about it. The whole cast is magical. And in that mix is a very young Zooey Deschanel. She doesn't have her trademark look yet. But she's clearly already all her own, sardonic and lovable at the same time. It's a small part, perhaps not terribly noticeable when you've got Allen and Patrick Warburton and Rene Russo and Stanley Tucci and Tom Sizemore and Dennis Farina and Janeane Garofalo and Ben Foster and Omar Epps and Jason Lee. And Johnny Knoxville! And Sofia Vergara! And yet there's Zooey, the target of juvenile romantic gestures from Ben Foster (to be Ben Foster!). Frankly I'm at a loss as to how more people aren't obsessed with her.