Yes. Please switch Aniston for Bateman

March 18, 2010 09:26:09 Posted at March 18, 2010 09:26:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The reviews are starting to come in for The Bounty Hunter. And they are BAD. Like super, super, super sh-t. Here’s a taste:

There are no rewards to be claimed for enduring The Bounty Hunter.
– Variety

I stared with glazed eyes at The Bounty Hunter. Here is a film with no need to exist. – Roger Ebert

You want Girl Power? Why support an actress who keeps accepting roles that sh-t on the very notion of Girl Power? This is my fundamental problem with Jennifer Aniston. She speaks and sells like she’s the emblem of strength and independence, and yet every professional move she makes undermines what strong and independent really mean. A woman is not interesting unless a man is involved and she’s trying to love him. And that irresistible man in this case happens to be barely evolved. Owen Gleiberman, in his review for Entertainment Weekly, actually called Gerard Butler a Caveman. Great. Is that what we’ve gone back to? Is that the MiniVan’s version of the new old ideal man? What does it say about us if this movie does well? Please can we clone some more Tina Fey?

And still, Jennifer’s next film looks more promising. Mostly because, well, it’s not really about her. They’ll try and position the campaign around her, certainly, and her face is tops on the poster, yes, but if the trailer is any indication, The Switch, formerly known as The Baster, is Jason Bateman’s vehicle.


Because he’s delightful. Almost everything is better when Bateman is in it. Even something with Jennifer Aniston. It’s a well cut trailer because it focuses on him. So well cut I want to see it.

Photos attached of Jason Bateman with his wife at the Oscars. He looks exactly like this in person too. Eternally, eternally youthful.

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