Dec 5, 2009

Don't feed the similies

"The ferocious Ms. Kendrick, her ponytail swinging like an ax, grabs every scene she’s in, which works for her go-getter (go-get-him) character... a presumed human-resources expert who, having come of age in front of a computer, has no grasp of the human." — The New York's Times's Manohla Dargis, reviewing Up In The Air
Ponytail swinging like an axe? She sashayed towards me, ponytail swinging like an axe, teeth glinting like disused telephone pylons, her eyes lit up like Sonar blips in an abyssal trench...

1 comment:

  1. And the pony wasn't even really a character, unlike, say, the way Hugh Grant's floppy hair can be! Darghis can be such a moron. That said, I liked the movie a lot... much more than you did. I also like Edelstein's line: "Clooney--slim, dark, perfectly tailored--glamorizes insincerity in a way that makes you want to go out and lie."