A year ago I spoke with Dev Patel right after "Slumdog Millionaire" had debutedRead the entire interivew here!
at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Brit's first feature film, like
many, Patel still couldn't grasp the amazing road the eventual Best
Picture-winning movie was going to take or the part he would play in it. At the
time, having seen the journey of recent word-of-mouth contenders such as "Little
Miss Sunshine" and "Juno," I told him to savor as much of it as he could and
enjoy the wild ride. The same scenario is about to engulf up and coming actress
The breakout star of Jason Reitman's new dramedy "Up in
the Air," Kendrick will have moviegoers buzzing over her role as Natalie a smart
young woman brought in to modernize a company that fires employees for other
companies so they don't have to do it themselves. George Clooney plays a
longtime manager for the company who is weary of Natalie's new plan to do all
the firings via internet video conference call. Eventually his boss (Jason
Bateman), puts the unlikely duo on the road together so Natalie can learn the
ropes. It's a fantastic performance that could (and should) lead to a best
supporting actress nomination for the former Tony Award nominee (youngest ever
at the age of 12).
Oh and she looks absolutely STUNNING, in my opionion.
PLT wants to here from you. What do you think?
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