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Naomi Watts MAKES this movie.


Ain't even gonna front. Her performance was giving me chills.

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i agree i kept rewinding it to see her incredible acting...i didnt know she was so good. she really made me feel for her.

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Me too. I don't know if Naomi won or was nominated for any awards (Haven't looked yet), but she certainly should have been.


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I knew she was brilliant after seeing Mulholland Dr. But she took it even higher in 21 Grams. Highly underrated actor in my opinion. And so beautiful.

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Agreed, totally. Just watched 21 Grams last night and thought it was a fantastic movie, one of the best I have seen in a long time, with wonderful performances from Penn and del Toro, BUT Naomi Watts was just astonishingly brilliant in it. One of the best female acting performances I have ever seen, very moving.

I don't think she is conventionally beautiful but she is so striking looking and her eyes are completely hypnotic


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Del Toro makes this movie.

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All of them make this film. Sean Penn is brilliant as well...

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I actually think she┬┤s the weakest link in the film. Melissa Leo, Clea DuVall and Charlotte Gainsbourgh were all better than her.

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Reasons?
so you think the weakest link could be nominated for AA any many critics award huh?

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DuVall had about half a minute of speaking time and maybe 5 minutes of screen time in total. Those types of roles don't give enough time to be better than anybody else. Also Leo and Gainsbourgh was good, yes, but you have to be crazy to think they topped Watts...

Last seen films:

Thirteen. 7.5/10
Training Day. 9/10
Identity Thief. 4.5/10

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I agree

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Watts was great in this film. The most powerful scenes are definitely when she can no longer control her grief and rage. A heartbreaking portrayal.

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Agreed!
Watts is the highlight of the film. She was amazing and very moving!
Es specially when she had her mental breakdown. That scene should be used as a instruction for actresses how to make a realistic break-down scene.

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Many man-tears here. Sadly, she did not win as many of the nominations she should have:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0315733/awards

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What exactly is a unrealistic break-down?

You want to play the game, you'd better know the rules, love.
-Harry Callahan

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She is fantastic, raw and moving. She is heartbreaking, and so is Del Toro. Two of their best performances.

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The AAs are a self-congratulating ego trip with one purpose, and it isn't to honor the best contributions by movie makers. It's to make money for the movies. The number of times they get it wrong can be measured by the number on honorary awards they give. Also, they regularly honor people for performances that are inferior to previous performances that were overlooked. Paul Newman for The Color of Money but not for The Hustler, Hud, Somebody Up There Likes Me or several others? Barbara Stanwyck had zero competitive Oscars? Really? The Academy's failure to honor Watts is no surprise; it only confirms how little credibility these awards have.

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her performance in this is one of my favorite female performances in the history of cinema. Such a bad luck to go against Charlize's performance in Monster in the same year. Unlucky. Both deserved Oscars. Some like Julia Roberts received for doing almost nothing but had no competition.

"The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters." (A.H)

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Indeed !!! A stunning performance.

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