So, J. Roberts doesn’t do it for you anymore?

juliaAmerica has spoken…their former sweetheart, Ms. Julia Roberts, now appears to be less relevant than Jason Segel and Paul Rudd’s bromance, and Nicholas Cage in his latest film, Knowing (which, after watching the promos, I’m convinced that if two other movies Cage has starred in, Next and National Treasure, were to have a baby, it would be this film).

Anyway, as it turns out, Duplicity, the first film Roberts has starred in a few years, was ranked third this weekend in box office returns. And apparently that equals her film career is over. Ok, not really, but now everyone is panicking that she can’t bring out big numbers anymore.

Blah, blah, blah.

I watched Duplicity this weekend and thought it was highly entertaining and quite well-done. Roberts and her co-star, the smoking Clive Owen, had remarkable chemistry. And Tom Wilkinson and Paul Giamatti were brilliant as rival CEO’s.

Yet, regardless of all that, what I was most impressed with was that it was kind of clear on that big massive screen that Roberts has had either very, very little or no work done on her face, at least prior to or while filming this movie, because the expected small wrinkles–they were there. Don’t get me wrong, she still looked stunning as ever, but get this, she kind of looked her age. I know, crazy right?? And she didn’t look anorexic, she looked healthy/normal. So, although she sometimes annoys the crap out of me with her dramatic award speeches and throwing that laugh around constantly, I think it’s refreshing to see a leading actress in her 40’s actually rely on injecting her performance with likability and confidence, not time-altering procedures.

Ok, I’ve stowed my soap box (for now), here is a trailer for Duplicity, enjoy!


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