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Where I fell in love with Mercedes Ruehl


This movie was the first time I had seen her, and I loved how she played her character. When she won her Oscar for her role, I practically cried

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i fell in love when i saw her in those dresses

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She won an Oscar for this, why? She played a stereotypical girlfriend who overdresses and is oversexy and smoking inappropriately, and no one else is smoking. She's a caricature. Maybe she did it well and certainly she was very watchable.

Not criticizing her or her acting skills. Not qualified to do that. I see that she was as emotionally expressive as possible for this role. I jsut don't get what's so special about this performance.

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