Tuesday, November 11, 2008

This Trailer Makes Me Sad

I think that Reese Witherspoon is one of the funniest, most talented comediennes in Hollywood today. Her performances in Election and Legally Blonde just didn't come out of nowhere; they needed someone with a funny bone to make them work. Well, you wouldn't know it from the Four Christmases trailer that's been around for awhile. I have nothing against Vince Vaughn- I think he's a hilarious- but it just makes me sad that Reese couldn't get one. Hopefully this is just a case of a misleading trailer funny thing to do or say in the trailer. She spends most of the time playing the straight guy to Vaughn and even when she's given the chance to be funny (when the baby pukes on her), of course, all the attention is once again moved back to Vaughn. It's like the writers couldn't believe that a woman could be funny or that people wouldn't see this movie unless Vince Vaughn got to make all the jokes.and Reese actually gets to do something interesting in this film. I can't imagine why someone as big of a control freak as Reese would bother doing a film where her co-star gets all the funny bits while she just sits back and goes with the flow.


mB said...

The only part in the trailer that makes me laugh is actually one of Reese's only lines: "He's gonna give you a hug when he sees you... He's very excited about the hug" - and it's not even that funny.
That said, I do love that apparently Reese can't stand Vince and thinks he's a big child, which just makes me giddy inside (it's like Reese is agreeing with ME!) ;-)

Dame James Henry said...

That line does make me snicker a little bit, but it's not exactly a challenge for Miss Elle Woods, now is it?

And I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds the clashing between Reese and Vince delightful. Reese is so Type A and Vince is decidedly not, so I'm actually surprised Reese didn't kill him on the set.

17 Year Old Blogger said...

Well my guess is that becuase that's the only way to get guys into the theatre.

They are banking on Vaughn's appeal to men becuase if a chick wants to go and see the movie and they remembered that Vaughn was hilarious in the trailer they won't be scared of it.

Dame James Henry said...

17: Right, that's what I figured, too. And that's just sad that Hollywood has been reduced to pleasing dumb males 14-29 before anyone else.