WEIRDLAND: Jennifer Aniston honored at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, hilarious in Horrible Bosses

Friday, July 08, 2011

Jennifer Aniston honored at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, hilarious in Horrible Bosses

Jennifer Aniston attending her Hand and Footprint ceremony outside the Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, on 7th July 2011

On Thursday (July 7), Jennifer Aniston joined the rarefied company of actors like Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe when she left imprints of her hands and feet in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theater.

MARILYN MONROE WITH JANE RUSSELL ON CEMENT AT GRAUMAN'S CHINESE THEATRE, 1953

The Hollywood landmark has been a stop on the path to stardom since the golden age of Hollywood.
After an introduction from "Horrible Bosses" co-star Jason Bateman, Aniston greeted a crowd of well-wishers and said, "Man, I have to tell you, I never thought in my wildest dreams that I'd be sticking my body in cement, for a good reason". Source: blog.zap2it.com

Still of Kevin Spacey and Jason Bateman in Horrible Bosses (2011) directed by Seth Gordon

The bosses display an impressive array of vile behavior. In this well-cast movie, each one plays to the strengths of the actors portraying him. Consider Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey), a supercilious sadist who toys with his middle manager Nick (Jason Bateman). Few are better than Spacey at regarding others with contempt and humiliating them with pleasure. Many other actors, given his dialogue in this film, would seem unconvincing and over the top. Spacey demonstrates why he is getting praise right now in London for his work as Shakespeare's Richard III.

Still of Jennifer Aniston as Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S. in Horrible Bosses

The second boss we meet is Dr. Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston), an erotomaniac dentist. Her target is Dale (Charlie Day), her dental assistant, who is engaged to be married, but so what? She wants him, and she will have him, indulging in blatant and aggressive sexual harassment The movie, directed with cheerful and wicked energy by Seth Gordon, is situation slapstick, much of it set (as many desperate lad pictures are) outside the houses of the targets, as the plotters peep and spy. There's a particularly ingenious series of scenes involving Kevin Spacey, one of them finding a legitimate excuse to recycle perhaps the single most famous shot of "Pulp Fiction."

Still of Kevin Spacey as Dave Harken in "Horrible Bosses" (1999)

Spacey is superb, but the surprise for many may be Jennifer Aniston.

Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal as Justine and Holden in "The Good Girl" (2002)

Her career has drifted into such shallows that it's possible to forget how good she was in a film like "The Good Girl".

Here she has acute comic timing and hilariously enacts alarming sexual hungers". Source: rogerebert.suntimes.com

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