no offense to bridget fonda - who's a good actress - but she's really a priss in it.
i was rooting for heddy. i always love jennifer jason leigh in every thing she does. however, i never really was on her side in this film. but they really are evil to her in ways i hadn't noticed.
you've got steven weber, for example, talking to bridget about how they can 'smoke' heddy out of the apartment.
bridget and stevo are supposed to get married at the start of the film. his ex-wife calls and she hands him the phone but hears the ex-wife tell him that he can't keep coming over and sleeping with her. so bridget breaks it off. since they're not getting married and her big client screws her over (he doesn't want to pay her fee), she takes in a roomate, heddy.
the 1st thing heddy asks her, before she moves in, is for bridget to promise that she won't get back together with sam because she doesn't want to move in and then have to move out.
so bridgget breaks her word there.
then she's engaging with sam in talks about getting her out of the apartment. oh she scoffs and all but she's egging him on. she's flirting with him and egging him on.
then she plays little pathetic with graham, her friend that lives above them.
'oh poor me, oh poor me.' that's not a quote just how she plays it. she's really manipulative.
and it's there when she's telling heddy she has to move out and adding, 'we'll still be friends' no, they won't. she's already made that clear to every 1 but heddy.
yeah, heddy goes nuts and kills steven and beats up graham. but let's not pretend like crazy heddy just went off. there were reasons for it.
i saw it at the movies and have watched it many times before. but it was only this week that bridget really came off like a little priss.
at 1 point, and this is something i didn't really notice until this week, bridget has sam over and they're screwing and she doesn't worry about heddy hearing or being uncomfortable. then later, she wakes up and she hears the bed springs of heddy's bed. so she goes out of her room, leaving steven asleep in bed, walks down the hall, and spies on heddy.
now i usually focus on the look on bridget's face and trying to figure out how much of a prude her character's supposed to be. she's just appalled that some 1's masturbating.
but what did she think?
does heddy any privacy rights?
apparently bridget thought heddy - from the bed squeaking and heddy's moans - had a man in there with her. so what business was that of bridget's?
to really feel sorry for bridget you have to buy that her character is a little princess who every 1 else must serve and no 1 has a right to any privacy or happiness except bridget. (and that's not the 1st time bridget spies on heddy - when she catches her masturbating.)
so that's interesting.
now i think bridget's a great actress and think she's wonderful in that film. (though i think her best performances are in jackie brown, singles, and that film with russell crowe that i'm forgetting the name of.) but there really is no 1 in a class with jennifer jason leigh.
she's in a class all by herself. like her generation's marlon brando.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'