' Cinema Romantico: Jennifer Lawrence Demonstrates Who's In Charge

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Demonstrates Who's In Charge

Sunday night at the Academy Awards, post-Best Actress win, Jennifer Lawrence brilliantly evoked the oft-forgotten, rarely-mentioned, usually-denied ending to the famed "Cinderella" fairytale. You know the one I'm talking about - whereupon finding out the slipper fits and marrying the Prince, Cinderella seeks out her wedding crashing evil step-sisters at the royal palace reception, flips 'em the bird and declares: "Fuck yoooooooooooooou, bitches!"

Margaret Thatcher's out. Tiffany Maxwell's in. Ya best deal, suckas.

3 comments:

Wretched Genius said...

And you were worried that all anyone would focus on was the fall. By my estimation, the fall does always get mentioned, but in the context of articles/columns whose headlines are basically "Jennifer Lawrence Is Officially The Coolest Woman In Hollywood And I Want Her To Be My BFF."

On Sunday night that woman charmed literally everyone, and the fall just added to it.

Mette said...

Whenever I remember that freak-out scene in the restaurant, I think she deserved the Oscar.

Nick Prigge said...

Brad: I'm starting to suspect she fell on purpose (not really). I think my favorite headline was at Grantland: "How to Move on Now That Jennifer Lawrence Has Stolen All Our Hearts." I was like, yeah, that's pretty much how I feel.

Mette: She totally deserved it in my opinion as much as I loved Jessica Chastain's performance too. That restaurant freak-out and the ensuing scene outside theater are so great because she really lets you see how she's using those freak-outs to try and get through to him.