Saturday, July 7, 2012
The question is though, did Melissa Leo deserve her Oscar for her performance in this? Meh. Whatever. I found her performance to be one of those showy 'Hey! Look at me, I'm acting all up in this motherfucka here!' performances. Same with Christian Bale. Both of them forget that less is more. Which is why Wahlberg and Amy Adams outshine both Bale and Leo. Actually, now that I think about it, Leo's Oscar was really one they gave her out of guilt because they overlooked her great performance in Frozen River.
That's not to say I didn't like the actors and their work in it. I did. I liked all of them, especially Rebecca Spence and Amelia Turner. There's a bunch of folks in this film you've seen before in other smaller roles and given the chance to shine here they do so. I can see how some would like this movie, I didn't but don't let that stop you from seeing it. You might like it, I just couldn't.