The Top Ten Emma Stone Roles
For those of us in the States, we've yet to watch THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
and determine for ourselves if the film is as lacking as those no-spoiler-alerting Aussies I know keep blabbing it is. Ultimately, though, this is a film in which our love and obsession with Emma Stone only gets the opportunity to flourish ever more, so it can't be all bad. This week let's look at some of the roles that have gotten us this far.
Frankly, I don't care if you care that this is the only Emma Stone movie that I haven't seen. (Yes, I've watched PAPER MAN and MARMADUKE and even THE CROODS but not this.) I dig the curly hair. I love the glasses. I just have trouble trying to digest these Southern slice of this-is-what-women-want-to-watch-right? type of films. Doesn't mean that Emma isn't awesome in the trailers.
From lip-synching Adele to French dancing to besting Kristen Wiig in those normally lame Guess That Word? skits, Emma took to the SNL stage back in 2011 and killed. Very few people who appear on the aging sketch comedy show do half as well and even less of them are anywhere near Emma's age. Kudos, Emmannadanna.
Emma might start off the movie as the chic babe in the red dress teaching Sean Penn's gangster a thing or two about being more civilized but in the end she upgrades to a pinched-faced but still hotter than hellfire Ryan Gosling. ScarJo should take note that this is the direction one goes in regards to Penn and Ryans.
Amelia has that heart of gold rocker chick thing going on, loyal to a fault and she doesn't kick fat f*ck Josh Gad in the nads just because she can. She throws back one liners into Jason Sudeikis' face and bests Rainn Wilson more than once. Who wouldn't love a babe like her?
I'm not sure why the redhead gets the second fiddle role to the blondes in anything these days, seeing as red heads have been wrecking men since pre-Greek affiliations at colleges days. But still, we get to watch Emma blossom from virginal geek to sexy sorority chick all thanks to a silly Anna Faris, which ain't half bad.
If Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling ever got together in real life, the world might implode from the awesomenss of their duo, so they save it for the movies. Hannah tames the womanizing Jacob with a few simple demands and the ovaries of woman everywhere were forever changed because of it.
Those who have any knowledge of the comic books knew to not get their hopes up when Emma was cast as Gwen Stacy in the rebooted spider franchise but Mark Webb and crew knew that there was just too much goodness in the pairing of Stone and Garfield to have her Stacy take the plunge. Audiences everywhere are thanking that decision this very weekend when we once again get to marvel at Emma's legs in those adorable pleated skirts.
Jules was the chick that every fat f*ck like Jonah Hill made soul sacrifices for a chance with. Between Stone fulfilling that "give the fat f*ck a chance" worldwide wish and Judd Apatow convincing the actress that she should dye her hair red if she wanted to establish a strong career, we've all been thanking our collective gods ever since.
A strong sister, a sexy babe who can handle a shotgun and a worthy wordy adversary for Woody Harrelson, Emma brought the name Wichita up a few notches in its Americana respect. Remember rule #2 and double tap that ass, boy!
John Hughes knew what he was doing by casting a redhead as the lead in his most touching and memorable movies - there's too many blondes in the entertainment business that they just don't stand out like a solid ginger does. Could a towheaded chick have made Olive as sexy and sympathetic? Highly doubtful. Knock on wood. this is easily the best of Emma Stone - thus far.