Jennifer Lawrence Turned Off Phantom Thread After 3 Minutes
Jennifer Lawrence gave a surprise review of an Oscar contender on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast and did not hold back: She told the comedian that she gave up on Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread after three minutes. “I got through about three minutes of it. I put in a good solid three. I’m sorry to anybody who loved that movie,” Lawrence said. “I couldn’t give that kind of time. It was three minutes and I was just . . . oof.”
The star may be feeling enlivened by her new ass-kicking role in Red Sparrow, as she continued to make a thinly veiled feminist critique of Phantom Thread’s star, Reynolds Woodcock, played by Daniel Day-Lewis. “Is it just about clothes?” she continued. “Is he kind of like a narcissistic sociopath and he’s an artist so every girl falls in love with him because he makes her feel bad about herself and that’s the love story? I haven’t seen it, so I don’t know. I’ve been down that road, I know what that’s like—I don’t need to watch that movie.”
J.Law went on to clarify that she was not referring to her Mother! director and former boyfriend Darren Aronofsky in that last statement, though you might think so, given how many critics felt about the plot of that particular film. (And the fact that Mother!, the plot of which could certainly be summarized by “he’s an artist so every girl falls in love with him because he makes her feel bad about herself and that’s the love story,” reportedly caused the couple to break up.) PSA to Jennifer: Phantom Thread gets much better when you realize (spoiler!) that both the artist and the girl in the film are narcissistic sociopaths. And there is a lot more to the film than the clothes, though they are important. Don’t give up so easy!