Picture: The Exploding Girl (55/4)
Director: Maren Ade, Everyone Else (58/6)
Actress: Reese Witherspoon, How Do You Know (39/6)
Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Let Me In (40/5)
S. Actor: Kieran Culkin, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (51/6)
S. Actress: Rooney Mara, The Social Network (42/6)
Screenplay: Frank V. Ross, Audrey the Trainwreck (49/4)
Scene: “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” Everyone Else (35/4)
Scene: Joni Mitchell dinner, The Kids Are All Right (35/4)
(There was a tie for 20th in the last category. The Kids scene is below—sorry about the Swedish subtitles; I wasn't paying attention when I grabbed the file—and you can not only watch the Everyone Else scene but also read an essay about it by yours truly here.)
sk20 from Daniel Gemko on Vimeo.
Ade’s terrific previous film, The Forest for the Trees, was never released in the U.S.
Previous Skandie winner Reese Witherspoon (Election, 1999) makes her first appearance since 2005, when she placed 6th for Walk the Line. She’s also appeared at #20 once before, for Legally Blonde in 2001, and at #18 in Supporting for Pleasantville in 1998. The three young'uns are all new.
Audrey the Trainwreck, which didn’t exactly get “released” in any conventional sense, is Ross’ first (barely) eligible feature.
Kieran Culkin, awesome!
Hope this is the beginning of a wave of Scott Pilgrim love...
It's been 18 hours and I already don't recall (I did make some last minute on-the-site changes) whether I voted for "For All the Girls I've Loved Before," but if I didn't -- good job the rest of y'all taking up the slack.
And yay, folks who joined me in picking out Rooney Mara, as the movie's moral center, a MacGuffin who's also a real human being.
Second Rooney Mara.
Victor, I spaced completely on that scene but I had more than enough to fill my ballot anyway.
Any clip that features my fave phrase of the year, "shut the front door," is good, but looking at the unmotivated time jumps (all over the film), I feel the budget was kept artificially low at my (the viewer's) expense.
Why settle for artificial budgets when there are such beautiful naturally-occurring budgets all around us?
If somebody pulled me aside and said, "Check out this awesome scene," and then showed me this, I would vomit on them.
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