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She's super adorable. But I tend to form opinion on celebs based on the movie I saw them in. So I remember her as the bitch from the Great Gatsby.
But I can't help love her, she's just so dolly-like.
 
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I can relate to people who like her. But as a reader and writer I usually get really annoyed by innocent characters like her.
Where the world is corrupted by money and innocent people die because of it.
But i loved leo as gatsby. He's awesome at playing wackadoodle characters haha

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I can relate to people who like her. But as a reader and writer I usually get really annoyed by innocent characters like her.
Where the world is corrupted by money and innocent people die because of it.
But i loved leo as gatsby. He's awesome at playing wackadoodle characters haha

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omg another writer !!!!! I write too!

I guess it depends - sometimes these characters give insight to how the world really is. Not everybody cares for the good of others. People are selfish, destructive and careless ...and let other people clean up the mess they make. (see what i did there :lol:)

its the honest truth- sometimes we have to write about these type of characters to enlighten others :)

yea Leo was fabulous...especially wearing that pastel sweater - what a beautiful man :lol: - needs a little less tummy though !


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I thought she was stunning in Gatsby, or maybe it was just her outfits haha.
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She's pregnant now, so we'll see how she copes with the baby weight..... :nervous:
 
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I thought she was stunning in Gatsby, or maybe it was just her outfits haha.
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She's pregnant now, so we'll see how she copes with the baby weight..... :nervous:
Pray for a Jaime king pregnancy and not a Jessica Simpson one...
 
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I loved her in Gatsby. Her thin figure really worked for the role with the drop waist look.

She's brunette now and I'm not a fan of how it looks on her.
 

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Bumping this thread because I’ve recently rediscovered my love for Carey after seeing her new movie “Promising Young Woman”. Has anyone seen it? Thoughts?

Weight wise, she’s been looking pretty good recently also. Not SG skinny but still pretty slim. I love how she’s been quite consistent with her weight over the years (she’s 35).

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At the Golden Globes the other week
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Bumping this thread because I’ve recently rediscovered my love for Carey after seeing her new movie “Promising Young Woman”. Has anyone seen it? Thoughts?

Weight wise, she’s been looking pretty good recently also. Not SG skinny but still pretty slim. I love how she’s been quite consistent with her weight over the years (she’s 35).

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At the Golden Globes the other week
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Like her body, dislike her face and hate the movie. Honestly, if we weren’t in the midst of a pandemic and of a politically correct terrorism it would have barely made it to the cinemas, let alone to the Oscars.
 

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Like her body, dislike her face and hate the movie. Honestly, if we weren’t in the midst of a pandemic and of a politically correct terrorism it would have barely made it to the cinemas, let alone to the Oscars.

I really liked the movie, but I wouldn't recommend it to a friend who isn't a fan of the genre. Did you find it overtly politically correct?

I thought "I Care A Lot" was a much worse movie (I didn't finish it tbh) and way more heavy handed in themes and tone. Whereas, "Promising Young Woman" had characters who felt human. No one was a good guy an either movie, but where I outright got bored of Rosamund Pikes' formulaic motivation and greed, I thought Carey's character was engaging to watch. Despite her worst flaws, I wanted her to come out on top. Whether that would have been moving on or getting revenge, I wasn't sure but I did want to know. Also, including Stars are Blind by Paris Hilton is an icon-level move.

If you're wondering (not you specifically @ZouZou, just like the general you who is reading) why im comparing these two movies is that both Pike and Mulligan were up for best actress, which Pikes won. In a way, that makes sense because the actors certainly carried "I Care A Lot" as certain scenes in it were infuriating.
 
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I really liked the movie, but I wouldn't recommend it to a friend who isn't a fan of the genre. Did you find it overtly politically correct?

I thought "I Care A Lot" was a much worse movie (I didn't finish it tbh) and way more heavy handed in themes and tone. Whereas, "Promising Young Woman" had characters who felt human. No one was a good guy an either movie, but where I outright got bored of Rosamund Pikes' formulaic motivation and greed, I thought Carey's character was engaging to watch. Despite her worst flaws, I wanted her to come out on top. Whether that would have been moving on or getting revenge, I wasn't sure but I did want to know. Also, including Stars are Blind by Paris Hilton is an icon-level move.

If you're wondering (not you specifically @ZouZou, just like the general you who is reading) why im comparing these two movies is that both Pike and Mulligan were up for best actress, which Pikes won. In a way, that makes sense because the actors certainly carried "I Care A Lot" as certain scenes in it were infuriating.

I had been dying to watch it- I actually googled details of the plot to find out the name - so maybe it was my high expectation ruining it, but I felt like it was trying to go somewhere and didn’t manage to get there. For the politically correctness, yes, I think this movie is the child of nowadays society. Being a woman I understand all the problematics linked to being one, however, in the movie it’s pushed to the limit.

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What happened to her friend was terrible, we can all agree on that, but it’s nowhere to be comparable to what happens with the following guys. First one is rape, basically, the rest - definitely not. And I feel like this current flow is going towards an extremist direction that won’t bring anything good out of it, and surely won’t solve any problem. I mean, I even read somewhere that men shouldn’t be looking at us as it’s disrespectful. Making the guys in the movie look like monsters is unfair, in all honesty, and making them feel like monsters is completely useless.

























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I actually wanted to watch I Care A Lot just because I really like the actress, but if it’s not worth it then I won’t! On this kind of topic, have you seen Bombshell? @Kit I have been debating whether to watch it or not
 
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I really enjoyed the movie. I thought it offered a very interesting perspective on rape culture and attitudes to rape/sexual assault by law enforcement and society in general.

I don't think the movie paints all men as monsters. The fact that Carey Mulligan's revenge plan involved her going after women (eg. the university dean (Connie Britton) and the ex-class mate who got drunk at lunch with Carey) illustrates that it's not only men that can be complicit.

I found Carey Mulligan's character to be quite unlikeable. She was rude, bitter and about half way through I found myself thinking "omg just get over it already. What happened to your friend was bad, but you need to just give it a rest!". I thought what she did to her ex-classmate at lunch (letting her get drunk and then making her think she'd been raped by some guy at the restaurant/hotel) was terrible. And then what she did to the dean's daughter? Ugh. Carey's character was actually pretty awful. But that's what I think made the movie so great. Carey wasn't playing the stereotypical "hero" who audiences love. We weren't necessarily meant to be rooting for her and hating on all the men.

In contrast, several of the male characters were likeable or at least had likeable qualities about them. Carey's character is contrasted sharply against that of her boyfriend. He is super lovely, funny, sweet. And then that perception is shattered when you find out that he was there when Nina was raped. And not only sat there and watched but also filmed it. I did not see that coming at all. But for the majority of the film, he comes across as really lovely and sweet. Then there's the first guy that Carey meets at the bar: Adam Brody. He seems sweet, and genuinely concerned about Carey's welfare. Many audience members would have been familiar with Adam Brody as Seth Cohen from the OC, so I thought it was great that they cast an actor who is kinda known for playing a likeable, loveable guy. The film reminds us that not all "nice guys" are in fact "nice guys". In doing so it challenges the way people might be less inclined to believe the victim if the alleged perpetrator is a "nice guy".

What happened to her friend was terrible, we can all agree on that, but it’s nowhere to be comparable to what happens with the following guys.

Uh, what? Are you saying that what happened to Nina wasn't as bad as what happen to the men? Did you forget that the guy who raped Nina ends up killing Carey Mulligan? And his friend helps him cover it up! As for the other guys, nothing much really happens with them. Carey Mulligan pretends to be drunk, lets them take her home and then she surprises them by revealing that she isn't in fact drunk. There aren't any significant consequences for them. So not sure how you can say that they suffered more than what Nina did.

First one is rape, basically, the rest - definitely not.

The rest are technically not rape because Carey Mulligan wasn't actually drunk/about to pass out. But if she had actually been as drunk as she seemed (i.e so drunk that she's not really capable of giving consent), then it sounds like rape to me (or at least sexual assault). The point the movie was making was that rape doesn't always have to involve violence or a situation where the girl is loudly screaming "no" (i.e the classic scenario that comes to mind when you think of rape).

I've seen Bombshell. Loved it. You should also watch "The Loudest Voice" which is basically the same story (about Roger Ailes and the women he sexually harassed) but it's a TV series. I preferred it to Bombshell though.

@Kit I haven't yet seen "I Care A Lot". I was surprised to hear you hated it so much because I've only heard good things.
 
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I really enjoyed the movie. I thought it offered a very interesting perspective on rape culture and attitudes to rape/sexual assault by law enforcement and society in general.

I don't think the movie paints all men as monsters. The fact that Carey Mulligan's revenge plan involved her going after women (eg. the university dean (Connie Britton) and the ex-class mate who got drunk at lunch with Carey) illustrates that it's not only men that can be complicit.

I found Carey Mulligan's character to be quite unlikeable. She was rude, bitter and about half way through I found myself thinking "omg just get over it already. What happened to your friend was bad, but you need to just give it a rest!". I thought what she did to her ex-classmate at lunch (letting her get drunk and then making her think she'd been raped by some guy at the restaurant/hotel) was terrible. And then what she did to the dean's daughter? Ugh. Carey's character was actually pretty awful. But that's what I think made the movie so great. Carey wasn't playing the stereotypical "hero" who audiences love. We weren't necessarily meant to be rooting for her and hating on all the men.

In contrast, several of the male characters were likeable or at least had likeable qualities about them. Carey's character is contrasted sharply against that of her boyfriend. He is super lovely, funny, sweet. And then that perception is shattered when you find out that he was there when Nina was raped. And not only sat there and watched but also filmed it. I did not see that coming at all. But for the majority of the film, he comes across as really lovely and sweet. Then there's the first guy that Carey meets at the bar: Adam Brody. He seems sweet, and genuinely concerned about Carey's welfare. Many audience members would have been familiar with Adam Brody as Seth Cohen from the OC, so I thought it was great that they cast an actor who is kinda known for playing a likeable, loveable guy. The film reminds us that not all "nice guys" are in fact "nice guys". In doing so it challenges the way people might be less inclined to believe the victim if the alleged perpetrator is a "nice guy".



Uh, what? Are you saying that what happened to Nina wasn't as bad as what happen to the men? Did you forget that the guy who raped Nina ends up killing Carey Mulligan? And his friend helps him cover it up! As for the other guys, nothing much really happens with them. Carey Mulligan pretends to be drunk, lets them take her home and then she surprises them by revealing that she isn't in fact drunk. There aren't any significant consequences for them. So not sure how you can say that they suffered more than what Nina did.



The rest are technically not rape because Carey Mulligan wasn't actually drunk/about to pass out. But if she had actually been as drunk as she seemed (i.e so drunk that she's not really capable of giving consent), then it sounds like rape to me (or at least sexual assault). The point the movie was making was that rape doesn't always have to involve violence or a situation where the girl is loudly screaming "no" (i.e the classic scenario that comes to mind when you think of rape).

I've seen Bombshell. Loved it. You should also watch "The Loudest Voice" which is basically the same story (about Roger Ailes and the women he sexually harassed) but it's a TV series. I preferred it to Bombshell though.

@Kit I haven't yet seen "I Care A Lot". I was surprised to hear you hated it so much because I've only heard good things.

No, I was not talking about the “main” guys in the movie of course, but about these others you mentioned. What did they learn? What did they do that was so bad? What’s the whole point of pretending to be drunk and then going to guys’ house only to reveal herself as sober? What lesson is she teaching? What should the audience get from this movie? I genuinely don’t get it.



Also, from a purely cinematographic perspective, the movie sucks. And being a cinephile myself, I think the mix of technical and artistic lack of qualities plus the overly exaggerated plot made me hate it. But I’ll make sure to check out both The Loudest Voice and I Care A Lot.

I strongly recommend Precious (2009), not totally about rape but wow, it’s really a raw movie.
Also, check out this list, it’s in Italian but you can either open it through Google Chrome to translate it or just skim it and read the movie titles.
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I also really liked the movie, not only was it an interesting look at rape-culture but more narrowly rape and sexual assault in an academic setting, which was even more interesting. The fact that they were med students (in the US full adults in professional school) was very interesting because the school still treats these incidents the same as at the under-grad level, somewhat infantilizing the victim, perpetrator, bystanders and the seriousness of these types of incidents. The whole point of the movie to me is that well-meaning people from the institutional level (church and school administrators) who aren't bad people TM, really easily can allow themselves to be silent and let bad things happen unpunished because it is so much more convenient. From the other students who don't want to be socially ostracized, to the people who took part and don't want their medical license revoked, to the school admins who have to protect the reputation of the school, it is so much easier to go along with cover-ups than to deal with the messy truth. This was highlighted in the last scene where they literally try to "cover-up" a murder rather than deal with the truth (symbolized by Carey). I thought that message rang really true.
 
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Also, from a purely cinematographic perspective, the movie sucks. And being a cinephile myself, I think the mix of technical and artistic lack of qualities plus the overly exaggerated plot made me hate it

I’m surprised we have such different views! I thought the overly exaggerated plot is what made the movie great.

As for the other guys, the lesson that’s being taught here is that trying to have sex with a girl who’s drunk out of her mind is really predatory behaviour. If a girl is so drunk she’s barely capable of giving consent, then that’s rape. I do agree though that the way Carey went about teaching these guys a lesson was a bit eye roll inducing. I’m not sure if these guys actually learn anything. But I don’t think that matters. For me, this movie is all about what lessons / message it is telling the audience. I thought the messages for the audience were:
- the length society will go to protect a certain class of “promising young man” — white, educated, rich and with parents who can hire expensive lawyers to protect them from the consequences of their actions. Fun fact: the film’s title was taken from the controversial case of Brock Turner, the Stanford student who was convicted for sexual assault but still referred to as a “promising young man” by the judge doling out his lenient sentence, despite having had sex with a girl at college who was passed out dribk
- it’s not just men who are complicit in their actions, it’s women too
- if a guy is a “nice guy”, why do we find it so hard to believe that he’s not capable of doing bad things? And believe him over the woman? I think this point is driven really well through the character of the boyfriend. He was the most likeable character in the movie up until it’s revealed he was there when Nina was raped;
- even the kind of guys who think of themselves as good people and feminist allies can be predators (eg opening scene with Adam Brody in the bar)
- it reminds us that if someone is too drunk to remember what happened, they're not able to give informed consent.
 
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I’m surprised we have such different views! I thought the overly exaggerated plot is what made the movie great.


I get why people like "I Care A Lot", but I thought the story asked me to suspend my belief too much and I didn't like Pikes character at all.

there was no reason for me to care about her. "Gone Girl" worked because we were so shocked by the main twist and it was a real lesson in unreliable narrators, but in "I Care A Lot" they played their twist way too early to ever sympathize with Pikes' character. That leaves us with something like "Thank You for Smoking"'s main character, which gets us to like him because he is so undeniably charismatic. He's an asshole, but its because he is so pragmatic and logical so the viewer gets it. Maybe this is what "I Care A Lot" was trying to do, but Marla really lacks charisma and humanity and she isn't all that logical (to me). Like I understand her motivations, but they feel hallow if that makes sense. Someone else might enjoy it, but it isn't for me.

The Russian mafia doesn't flub one hit, but TWO hits? Like damn the plot armor on Marla who is forced to be "drunk" via IV, but wakes up fine enough to escape a quickly submerging car. AND THEN, she saved her gf from CO2 poisoning even though they just popped the doctor like, five minute beforehand.

But before that we see a lot of choices that just feel hallow. Marla's motivation is that "shes a lion" and money, but like at some point, you make more money by keeping your mouth shut and taking what is offered to you. If she has a sociopathic mom like she claims, I'm sure she would have learned this lesson.

It was also really heavy handed in like "capitalism breeds evil" and "evil girl boss" themes.

As for "Promising Young Woman", I actually really liked the cinematography, but i totally see how someone would find it heavy handed. The arrested development wasn't just shown in actions but like, I felt it seep into the movie.

(Also Toxic scored in violins, the other top song from this movie)
 
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Her look at the Oscars 2021, two-piece Valentino gown :luvluv:

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One of the very few actresses who looks decently skinny these days and has good red carpet style.
(I might be a little biased because we have the same body type, but she keeps maintaining the weight loss and looks delicate and poised).
 
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I loved her new film, Promising Young Woman. She doesn't look skinny, but her body is fine and in some scenes I almost didn't recognized her, like the scene below.

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Did anyone watched it? Thoughts?