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I don't like Frances McDormand's acting


Ymmv.

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You're in the minority there, Bubba.

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The first time I saw her was in "Fargo". Her acting style reminded me of the goofy next-door-neighbor housewives of 1960s sitcoms.

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She was not good in FARGO or THREE BILLBOARDS. But she was great in this movie and even better in OLIVE KITTEREDGE.

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SO,WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS "She was not good in FARGO or THREE BILLBOARDS."?...BOTH FILMS THAT SHE WON OSCARS FOR?🤔

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Yes, I am saying that. I have lived in Minnesota for years although I’m not originally from here, so I can hear the Minnesota accent more accurately than practically anyone. And hers was not even close. There were a couple minor characters in that movie who did it well: the father-in-law who loved hockey, and one of the prostitutes in the motel. And Macy does a decent job.

I do still love that movie BTW! Much more for the scenes she’s not in, which fortunately is most of them.

And BILLBOARDS is just a hot mess in general. The less said about that one the better. Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson are also fine actors who were wasted in that piece of trash.

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FAIR ENOUGH...ALTHOUGH I DISAGREE ENTIRELY ON BOTH COUNTS.

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That is not her "acting style", but the demands of the character she was playing.

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yep

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I was mixed on the film as a whole but I thought her performance was excellent - one of her best, which is a pretty high bar. I think she's a great actress.

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Please elaborate?

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Her face is generally expressionless, unless she twists it into an 'I'm puzzled' or an 'I'm stoic' expression. Her whole style is just wooden. Lifeless. I find her hard to watch.

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So why did you have to be asked to explain that instead of putting it in your initial post? That really says a lot about you. Poor expressive and communication skills. Maybe that is why you need someone to overact to be able to understand a movie character.

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I thought she was wonderful.

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