"I am at a loss to conceive how a man should permit himself to write anything that would be truly disgraceful to a woman, or why a woman should be censured for writing anything that would be proper and becoming for a man."

26 October 2010

Everywhere Mom

Know what's more terrifying than a demon trying to destroy your house and family? Anne Marie-Duff as John Lennon's incest-leaning mother.

Don't get me wrong, overall Nowhere Boy is a good flick with solid acting, great tunes, minus a lot of the idolizing and romanticising us Yanks tend to infuse our biopics with. All the young actors do well, especially the kid playing Lennon and Thomas Sangster (who's now added 'Brodie' to his screen titles, which I don't get) as Paul. Both Kristin Scott-Thomas and David Morrissey fulfill their roles with proper 'don't hog the spotlight' performances. Yet Anne Marie-Duff... I mean, yeah she's a bit of a cougar in real life, though who wouldn't be if you get to be married to this man:

but the incestuous overtones added to her portrayal of Lennon's mother gives all new meaning to the term 'creepifying.'

See? Even young Johnny looks creeped out by her...

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