My crushometer started beeping like crazy this morning, and for once was notthis guy. Turns out the perp was Aubrey Plaza, who's sure to appear on many additional love-radars in the upcoming months. Read on for why!
It's sad to remember how high my hopes were for CW's 90210 last summer. I love Fox's original series, Beverly Hills 90210 (though bad dialogue and one-dimensional characters make for a rocky relationship) and I love Rob Thomas (of Veronica Mars), who was supposed to be writing this thing and making it awesome. But he backed out at the last minute to work on stupid Cupid , leaving us with a badly acted, poorly lit, script-challenged mess.
I thought it'd at least be worthwhile to see Shannen Doherty reprise her role as Brenda Walsh, but not even one of my favorite characters ever could keep me watching for more than 3 episodes. I gave it another shot for the sake of research, and what I found out was…it's still not good. But it had a good moment. You might even call it a feminist moment.
After seeing Bride Wars, it makes some measure of sense that Anne Hathaway would mount such a spirited defense of her role in it. Hathaway is, in fact, the only life that this film has. Hathaway's performance enables her to occasionally lift her character, an altruistic schoolteacher named Emma who gains strength and confidence while fighting for her dream wedding, out of the dull and uninspiring mess of the film around her. But I wouldn't recommend Bride Wars to even the most die-hard Hathaway fan. She's just another victim of this ludicrous and offensive film. More after the jump...