Saturday, August 27, 2011
Girl of the Day - Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks has been in a number of decent recent comedies, including The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Definitely, Maybe, and this year's Our Idiot Brother, never quite breaking out into big-time stardom. She's awfully cute, but I can't help thinking that she plays better as a kind of bitchy second banana rather than as a romantic lead. Anyway, the Regular Son and I saw Our Idiot Brother today: it's pretty funny, and Paul Rudd is charming as a kind of modern stoner Prince Myshkin (from Doestoevsky's The Idiot). Nothing great, but an enjoyable 90 minutes.