After taking what seemed like a break from her whirlwind tour of everything Rom-Com, America's (perhaps now former
) Sweetheart is back for some more with THE PROPOSAL
this week and ALL ABOUT STEVE
later this year in September. But can she still hold our hearts in her hands? Or has she lost some of her former glory? You tell me.
It's hard to believe that Sandy is turning 45 years old on July 26th of this year. I remember her being in LOVE POTION #9 all the way back in 1992, when she was just a sprightly young thing. Not that many other people besides me watched her in that movie. I became a fan with DEMOLITION MAN while most jumped aboard the Bullock Bus with SPEED. Maybe it was that cute little shaggy bob haircut she had. Maybe it was the elfish grin and high pitched voice. Whatever it was, it made her very rich over the course of the '90's up to current day.
At some point, Sandra became more popular as a romantic interest, cast in just about anything that was manufactured to get female asses into seats and their male counterparts right next to them. Sandra has always had an approachable beauty which makes men think that they have a shot and makes women think that it's possible to spruce up enough to look like her. An attainable, relatable beauty. Even if being known for that meant her credibility as an actress shrank to being completely pigeonholed.
So she started to do what actresses who get bitter over their places in the chain of bookings all do: she went anti-establishment. Trying out her dramatic chops in everything from A TIME TO KILL to 28 DAYS (which is a movie that I love only
for the f*cking killer presence that is Alan Tudyk) to the bitch from upperside hell in CRASH. And she learned from the low box office returns of PREMONITION that she'd better get back to what people like her best at while she still has enough youthful years to do so.
I'd venture to say that Sandra Bullock has been cute, she's been quirky and on the red carpet she's even pulled off chic. But I don't know if I would call her outright hot. But your opinion is more important. Sandra Bullock... hot or not?