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Movie Night: All Amy Adams, All the Time

Even if you haven't yet seen the cutefest that is Enchanted, you've probably heard a lot about how lovely and endearing Amy Adams is in the lead role. Indeed, lately there seems to be a kind of Amy Adams fever going around! I think she's just darling, so if Enchanted was the first you'd heard of her and you're eager to see more of this charming girl, check out my suggestions for an Amy Adams Movie Night. In addition to these titles, she is also hilarious in Drop Dead Gorgeous and convincingly petulant in The Wedding Date.

Adams is at her sweet, wide-eyed best in this fish-out-of-water tale. Big-time Chicago art dealer, Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz), finally meets her new dreamboat husband's (Alessandro Nivola) family when she goes down to North Carolina to close a deal with a reclusive artist. There she meets her touchy mother-in-law (Celia Weston), quiet father-in-law Eugene (Scott Wilson), grouchy brother-in-law Johnny (Ben McKenzie), and Johnny's pregnant wife Ashley (Adams). Naive and childlike, Ashley idolizes Madeleine and her glamorous big-city ways. As with most stories like this, the newcomer acts as a catalyst for examining deep-rooted family issues.

Two more titles featuring America's redheaded sweetheart if you

Psycho Beach Party
In this spoof of 1960s surfer and slasher films (think Gidget, but murderous and insane), Adams plays the perky, blonde beach-babe Marvel Ann, whose boyfriend becomes attracted to the crazy main character, Florence "Chicklet" Forrest (Lauren Ambrose). The film is hugely campy and completely absurd, so don't try to make any sense of it — just enjoy the hilarious dialogue and super-fake surf scenes.

Catch Me if You Can
Of course, most of this movie belongs to Leonardo DiCaprio as the scheming trickster Frank Abagnale Jr. who cons his way into a variety of professions, including teacher, airline pilot, doctor and lawyer as a way of eluding the FBI. Adams plays nurse Brenda Strong, the only one of Abagnale's many girls who he truly loves.

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LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I didn't know she was in Drop Dead Gorgeous!!! I own that movie!
bugness bugness 9 years
I smell a movie night coming on... It's strange how I knew her from all these different films and loved her in them, but until I really looked at her body of work, I didn't realize it was her all those times. Pargie, I don't think Enchanted fits into an "intended audience." I really feel like it took all of those silly things we thought we knew about love when we were little and forced it into the real world that we face as adults. If one is open to it, it can be very moving. Amy's character develops from a silly, hopeless romantic girl in a fantasy land into an amazing woman who learns a great deal. She's definitely a Disney princess for our gender to idolize.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 9 years
My friend hated Junebug, steph_b_247, because she claimed it had no plot. It is more of a character study/analysis of relationships, and I think you either love it or hate it.
MamaD MamaD 9 years
Junebug was an awesome of the best kept secrets!!!! I also confuse Amy Adams with Isla Fisher!!!!
steph_b_247 steph_b_247 9 years
I heard Junebug was not very good. from the sounds of these posts, it sounds okay.
steph_b_247 steph_b_247 9 years
Amy Adams is so cute.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 9 years
Psycho Beach Party is one of my favorite movies, and I fell more in love with Amy in Junebug. She is lovely.
cageyme cageyme 9 years
Amy Adams should have gotten an Oscar for Junebug. I liked her character's logic behind picking out baby names: If it's a girl, name her Junebug; if it's a boy, name him John but call him Junebug.
yyam084 yyam084 9 years
she's very good in the wedding date!check it out!
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
in the beginning i couldn't get who was who between isla and amy adams. now i know: isla, baby mama of borat, and amy, oscar nominee. but still love them both. junebug was the first time i noticed her, though i did watch catch me if you can but i didn't know her back then to say "hey that's amy adams." and yeah i agree with buzz that movie was all about leo.
popculture-whore popculture-whore 9 years
oh yes i remember her in catch me if you can! i didn't much like her character in wedding date though.. what a seriously awful sister! i would never do that to my sis. but i really liked her in enchanted lol
megnmac megnmac 9 years
pargie pargie 9 years
I've seen her in all of those (including Drop Dead Gorgeous), except Psycho Beach Party. I think I will wait until Enchanted comes out to video to see it, since I'm probably a lot older then its intended audience. I LOVE Junebug so much, that I own it.
kersalli kersalli 9 years
She was the best thing about Junebug. Every time I hear about that show called "Meercat Manor" I think of her (those who've seen the movie will know what I'm talking about, lol).
figurine figurine 9 years
I think she's really good in Junebug.
sumbum sumbum 9 years
I think "Drop Dead Gorgeous" would be a good add to this movie night! =D
marielinha marielinha 9 years
I get confused between Amy and Isla Fisher at times
sallyass36 sallyass36 9 years
You really should include "The Wedding Date" starring Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney. Debra plays a woman returning to England for the wedding of her younger sister (Adams) and hires a male prostitute (Mulroney) to be her date because her ex-fiance is serving as the best man in the ceremony. Absolutely hilarious movie!
LoneWolf LoneWolf 9 years
I LOVE Junebug.
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