Friday, December 06, 2013

(7) Days of Zooey - Day 5 (#645.)

2008's Yes Man starred Jim Carrey and also featured Bradley Cooper in probably the last role before he became a movie star, and of course it also had Zooey.  The weird thing is that it may well be the role she alludes to when talking about being tired of roles where she plays the adorkable second fiddle, because this is probably the epitome of her adorkable persona.  The thing is, I still love it.  I love it because even though she's the romantic second fiddle to Carrey (like Zooey one of my favorite actors), it's not even most of the part I care much about, but rather the second time she spends movie time singing.  For all I know this was the secret origin of She & Him, her pop group with M. Ward that I've been pairing with these movie moments during the week.  Although the whole point of her extremely alt-pop material in the movie is the exact opposite of her later actual pop music, it's still the thing I like best about the movie, and for me the best thing about a Jim Carrey is usually, well, Jim Carrey.  So that's Zooey for you.

8 comments:

Maurice Mitchell said...

She's had a wild career. Bradley Cooper too. Wasn't he in the sexiest man list last year?

DAVID WALSTON said...

Yes Man was a good film for her.
Adorkable fits her well.

Pat Dilloway said...

Never seen it. Neither of them has done much on the silver screen since that movie.

Tony Laplume said...

Maurice, they surely have. And I believe he was.

David, it was indeed!

Pat, Jim has done some other notable movies, including the overlooked I Love You, Phillip Morris. Zooey has one other notable movie to talk about. Actually, her best movie. And if you can't think about which one I'm talking about, you are hereby sentenced to watch it on repeat for seven days straight...

Pat Dilloway said...

I'll have to go look it up later to see if 500 Days of Summer came out before or after Yes Man. 500 Days and Hitchhiker's Guide are probably the only movies I own with her in it. Though I did briefly own "Our Idiot Brother" before I donated it.

Tony Laplume said...

Came out after, good sir.

Remembering Grace said...

Yeah, I haven't seen this one either. I am so behind.

I need to get with Netflix.

Tony Laplume said...

Grace, you sure do!

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