Jennifer Connelly Back with More Beautiful Dark Movies
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A film about wierdness and gloom and starring Jennifer Connelly? Now who came up with that original idea?
It's been announced that "Little Children" will be a Todd Field film about suburban weirdness and will star Jennifer Connelly and British actress Kate Winslet. And wierd it is, with characters that include: an uptight domestic facist who has sex with her husband but only by appointment, a just out-of-prison pedophile, and an unhappy aging quarterback. I'm thinking Jen plays the facist. Winslet is set to play a bisexual feminist addicted to internet porn.
The novel that the film is based on has a theme that concerns the adults "waking" from their daily druggery to discover they are not happy in suburbia. Whoa! A perfect Jennifer Connelly movie, in other words.
, Busy mom Jennifer has been out of the limelight the last couple of years taking care of her two kids and probably recovering from all the dark films she's done the past ten years... "Requiem for a Dream," "Mulholland Falls," "Pollack," "Waking the Dead," "A Beautiful Mind." Druggy dark. Crime thriller Dark. Artsy boozie Dark. Love story Dark. And the odd schizophrenia Dark.
Hells bells, even "Labyrinth" was kind of kiddie dark, and that was made when she was a teenager. She was last seen in the wonderfully darkly creepy "House of Sand and Fog" in 2003, and recently completed filming -- wait for it -- "Dark Water" which will be in theaters in August.
I hardly ever miss a Jennifer Connelly movie since I love her work -- except for "The Hulk" which must have been due to temporary insanity, or blackmail, or I figure she decided to get that one required career klunker done and out of the way. But I've already forgiven her for it.
Cool fact: Her parents are divorced but her dad lives in Woodstock, New York, and her mom lives in Big Sur, California. "The two hippie outposts," Jennifer once cracked.
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