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Amy Adams 'Enchanted' Puff Pieces

Amy Adams Enchanted

Amy Adams Enchanted p.r. “Amy Adams is having one of those enchanted Manhattan moments. 'Look, it's snowing!' she cries, looking out of the window of an Upper West Side cafe to the snowflakes gently settling on the cabs and buildings outside. 'It's sticking!'

“Adams has an ability to make whatever she's focusing on seem irresistible,” continues Donna Freydkin's “Rising star Amy Adams' career seems enchanted” in USA Today. “There's a sparkle to her, a glimmer that hasn't escaped the notice of a certain co-star of hers, Meryl Streep, who just wrapped the drama Doubt with Adams.

“'Amy has a little light on inside her that burns – sometimes a soft light, sometimes a hot little blue flame, but you are aware always of the light,' Streep says via e-mail. 'It is her immediacy as an actress, that present quality that makes her special.'

“Kevin Lima, who directed Adams in last year's hit Enchanted, says: 'Her soul is joyful. She's a big laugher.'

“And even as her career soars, Adams, 33, relishes small pleasures. Sure, she just sang live at the Oscars, but she is equally besotted with the mushroom soup she's having for lunch, offering up a taste of the murky substance she swears is amazing.”

What I find curious about this USA Today article is that it shows how what amounts to p.r. disguised as news hasn't changed at all in the last nine decades. Just compare this puff piece on Amy Adams to an article about Gloria Swanson or Mary Pickford or Sessue Hayakawa written back in 1918 by some Motion Picture or Photoplay scribe. The stars are different, but the fawning articles remain the same.

Doubt movie adaptation

John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, about a nun who suspects that her school's most popular priest / teacher likes little boys, is a remarkable play. Here's hoping that the movie version starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, and Philip Seymour Hoffman will be even better (Shanley directed from his own adaptation).

Having said that, I should add that I find problematic Hoffman's casting as the youthful, athletic, handsome priest. In fact, Brian F. O'Byrne, who played the role on Broadway, would have been ideal. (Chris McGarry capably played the accused priest onstage in Los Angeles.)

Also, however much I admire Meryl Streep, it's more than a little saddening that the outstanding Cherry Jones wasn't able to reprise her stage role on film.

Missing from the film version as well is another excellent performer, Adriane Lenox, who plays the mother of the allegedly molested boy. Viola Davis has replaced her.

Amy Adams The Wedding Date dress Jack DavenportAmy Adams' upcoming movies

In Enchanted, Amy Adams [right, with Jack Davenport in The Wedding Date (2005)] had a major box office hit last year. Directed by the aforementioned Kevin Lima, and co-starring Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, and Susan Sarandon, Enchanted earned $340.48 million at the worldwide box office.

Amy Adams' latest movie, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, in which Adams co-stars with Oscar winner Frances McDormand (Fargo), opens in the US tomorrow. Doubt will open later this year, and Adams is once again pairing up with Meryl Streep in Nora Ephron's comedy Julie & Julia, currently in pre-production.

Amy Adams Enchanted picture: Walt Disney Studios. Jack Davenport and Amy Adams The Wedding Date photo: Universal Pictures.

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2 Comments to Amy Adams 'Enchanted' Puff Pieces

  1. Miriam

    Amy Adams should've been mominated for an Oscar for Enchanted. She was wonderful. I saw that flm about a dozen times. It was just like those old Hollywood movies so romantic, magical.