My hopes, expectations, and the like for a Reese Witherspoon romcom could generally be said to –
No, no, it’s best to stop right there. That sentence almost indicates any of those exist in the first place, and I shouldn’t be throwing faulty impressions out into the wild like that. Before any more of your precious time is wasted, it might be in your interest to know that she’ll be starring in The Beard, a Becca Greene-scripted comedy that the actress will back alongside Chernin Entertainment. [THR]
You could probably parse this out from the title, and that’s all there really is in the first place; Witherspoon will play “a beard,” the sort of woman hired by a gay man to hide their own sexual identity. This was the plot point on an episode of Seinfeld, and even they couldn’t make it work all that well.
Is there anything worthwhile in The Beard?
I’m not sure I’d think much about diving into the work of Les Blank if only given a plot synopsis. His films, including a plethora now available in a stunningly thorough Criterion set, take on the esoteric sides of America, from bluegrass musicians to the wonders of polka to the taste of Creole cooking. These […]
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