flipp525 wrote:This isn't about Jennifer Lawrence AT ALL. I loved her performances in both films. It was - and I'm going to say this in the simplest terms that I can think of - about you using the actress' name as a stand-in for big and showy while in the same breath praising that same actress for subtlety in another role. It would be like me whether someone would go for a naturalistic style of acting or go all Dustin Hoffman in Marathon Man. And then, in the next sentence, praise his less showy work in Little Big Man.
And your explanation that going "full Jennifer Lawrence" now means a whiplash change of style did not seem (to me) how you used it at first which is probably why I made a comment about it. You said that Larsen can either go with a naturalistic style of acting or "go full Jennifer Lawrence" [in American Hustle]. That sentence (again, to me, at the time) was not saying, "Brie Larsen can either go with a naturalistic style of acting or experiment with different styles of acting."
Let's just move on.
I love LITTLE BIG MAN. I think it is a very underrated movie, and certainly under-nominated by the Oscars. It should have been nominated for Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor (its only nomination), and Make-Up. It is certainly better than fucking AIRPORT or LOVE STORY.
As for the other matter, you should have read my original post as "Larson can either stick with her naturalistic style of acting, or abandon it like Jennifer Lawrence did." I agree, we should just move on.