Is it wrong that I’m totally looking forward to this?

Posted by · 7:06 pm · August 6th, 2009

Jennifer AnistonCall it summer silliness or the fact that I truly am a moron after all, but for all the intriguing projects announced in the last month — Cronenberg taking on DeLillo should be a treat, while I’d be lying if I said my curiosity isn’t perversely piqued by Joe Eszterhas telling the story of the Virgin of Guadalupe — but this is the one my heart really wants to see. One sentence, via Variety:

“Grey Gardens” helmer Michael Sucsy will make his feature directorial debut on “Goree Girls,” with Jennifer Aniston headlining the true story of an all-female country band in a Texas prison in the 1940s.

What can I say? Jennifer Aniston and country music rank about equally high on the list of things that nobody thinks I should love, but that I love anyway. (And hey, female prison dramas aren’t bad either.) And since the woman was robbed of a Best Actress nod in 2002, I keep hoping her next project will be the one to restore order.

But c’mon … this one’s period! It’s a true story! She’ll have to sing! Talk about playing right into Oscar’s hands. (Amount of tongue in writer’s cheek to be determined by reader. And that’s a dig at the Academy, not Jen.)

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  • 1 8-06-2009 at 9:08 pm

    Hans said...

    The last time a reviewer on this site asked his readers about oddly looking forward to something differentesque (, it ended in disaster.

    But I love Jennifer Aniston too. To the death. I am of the opinion that Friends and Bruce Almighty were not her last hurrahs.

  • 2 8-07-2009 at 1:29 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Would you still like it if it were in 3-d?

  • 3 8-07-2009 at 1:34 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Hans: Ouch!

    Jonathan: Don’t poke the bear.


  • 4 8-07-2009 at 9:25 am

    PJ said...

    Well if it does for Aniston what “Grey Gardens” did for Drew Barrymore, then your excitement won’t end up being misplaced, Guy.

  • 5 8-07-2009 at 9:41 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Kind of what I was thinking/hoping, PJ — though I haven’t actually seen “Grey Gardens” yet.

  • 6 8-07-2009 at 11:36 am

    Eunice said...

    @Jonathan: HAH! Good one. :)

    I agree with Hans. She might have made a couple of not-so-wise career decisions these past few years, but she’s not done yet. Someone should take Aniston’s radiance and just use it properly, for crying out loud.

    The project is sounding like major Oscar bait, though, so kudos to her. After “Grey Gardens,” I have great respect for Michael Sucsy and I’ll be looking forward to this as well.

  • 7 8-07-2009 at 12:00 pm

    David said...

    I heart Jennifer Aniston… and I don’t know why.

    And I’m looking forward to this.