Jennifer Garner in lace Dolce & Gabbana at TIFF: lovely or bizarre?

Here we have photos from two premieres at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend: Dallas Buyer’s Club, featuring Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey, and Prisoners, with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. Of the two, Dallas Buyers Club is getting more advance buzz, with McConaughey’s performance receiving a standing ovation at TIFF. In this adaptation of a true story, McConaughey plays an AIDS patient who set up a patient-run HIV prescription drug smuggling ring in the 1980s. He of course lost 50 pounds for the role and it’s definite Oscar bait.

At the TIFF premiere, Garner was wearing a nude and red lace Dolce & Gabbana dress paired with matchy Brian Atwood pumps. I like the fit of the dress but I’m divided on whether I like this look. The two fabrics look bizarre together. Maybe if the base color didn’t match her skin tone so closely the dress would have popped more. Overall she’s gorgeous as usual though. Look at how comfortable Garner and McConaughey look together. This isn’t their first movie together, they also co-starred in 2009’s Ghosts of Girlfriends past, remember that God-awful movie? I tried to watch it with a friend and ended up falling asleep. Maybe it redeemed itself at the end, I have no idea.

I love me some Matthew McConaughey but his orange makeup and barely there scruff is throwing me off here. He still looks very thin to me too.

Look at their co-star Jared Leto’s glorious ombre hair. I swear that’s a weave. Leto plays a transsexual in the film. He lost 30 pounds for the role, which he’s since gained back.

We don’t have as many photos of the Prisoners premiere so I’m including them at the end. Its a kidnap drama in which Jackman’s character goes vigilante when his daughters are taken. Here’s a link to the trailer, it looks intense. The film also features Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Viola Davis and Terrence Howard.

Maria wore this blue silk suit with navy Louboutin pumps and a navy shirt. What was she thinking? Her hair is cute though, I like that so many celebrities are getting this easy bob.

Hugh in need of a shave. He just got rid of his Wolverine beard, he must be missing it.

Jake Gyllenhaal is not doing much for me. Why so somber, Jake?

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  1. Justpassingby says:

    Jake always looked so sunny, and now he looks so drawn and sad all the time. What happened?

    • pao la says:

      It seems like all the men Taylor Swift dated have this dead-eye look. Full of life before and sulky and depressed afterwards. She’s like a dementor, sucking life out of every man.

    • pretty says:

      his facial hair is too much. he looks like jesus.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Jake’s face is so out of kilter he looks like a Picasso painting. Can’t stand him.

    • Moon says:

      He’s in the process of filming or just wrapped up on a film where he plays a pretty dark character, he said on his inside the actors studio interview that he was having a hard time getting out of character. The episode was just taped 2-3 weeks ago

  2. Nev says:

    Jared looks happening. SWOON.

    • j.eyre says:

      I thought he looked magnificent – really Rick Star. I think I will print out his photo and squeal and faint in front of it thoughout the day – just for the fun of it.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yup, still hot to me and always will be (thanks to MSCL) and WTF does he do to NEVER age? He’s looked the same for the past 20 years I swear…

    • RocketMerry says:

      I don’t care about Jared, at all.. but I WANT THAT HAIR!
      Hair like that is wasted on a guy.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Lol! I’ve been up all night working on a deadline and I swear nothing else could have made me LOL at this point, RM–thanks! I needed that.

      • Cazzee says:

        Forget Jared Leto’s hair, I want his nose! His nose is perfect.

    • Audrey says:

      I know. Just when I think I’m over it, he pulls me back in

      I think I’d hit it and then hate myself for it. Then hit it again. Because it’s Jared leto

  3. Marty says:

    Jake G. is one of those people that’s hotter to me when he’s in motion.

    • j.eyre says:

      I thought he looked good here. And Hugh too, but when does Hugh not? Stubble was kind of en vogue at TIFF, no? I am hoping it was for upcoming roles and not “I don’t care” attitudes.

      • Marty says:

        I’m always in favor of stubble. Actually I really liked it when Hugh had his beard at the Oscars. He looked hot with it.

  4. Elisabeth says:

    Jennifer Garner is beautiful but so boring
    so utterly boring

  5. QQ says:

    What is that dress and Fabric? Jesus! I dont get this lady

  6. Erinn says:

    I actually think Jen looks really nice. I wouldn’t have picked those fabrics together, but I like the neckline, and the overall shape. And her hair looks nice here, I think.

    Jared is still super hot to me.

  7. ImWithTheBand says:

    Jared Leto. Separated from Courteney Cox at birth.

  8. blannie says:

    Matthew M. always looks greasy these days – hair and face. Losing that weight just sucked the hot right out of him and he hasn’t regained it yet.

  9. GMarchetti says:

    Jennifer, FYI: everybody hates you, so stop smiling and trying so damn hard!

  10. chloe says:

    I would like Jen’s dress if it was all of the red lace and fitted, I’m just not down with satin. Mathew’s head looks weird to me in the first picture. Hugh looks great but I’m on the fence about Prisoners. Maria Bella’s print suit looks weird on her, but I like her hair.

  11. That girl says:

    I swore Maria Bello was Kelly Taylor! Or what’s her real name? Jenny Garth!

  12. E-v-E says:

    I want Jared’s hair and skin. And babies.

    • Mazunte says:

      Yeah! Me too! All that and babies with those magnificent eyes, smile and nose.

      And BTW, nobody has commented on this post or comments that Leto gave what some critics are praising as an often scene-stealing performance.

  13. Mia 4S says:

    Zzzzzz…what?…oh sorry, Jennifer Garner post, I dosed off.

    Jake looks really sullen these days. I think he’s still mad at us for not making him a movie “star”. (He’s a really good actor, but I’m sorry, anyone who willingly did Prince of Persia wanted to be a blockbuster star something fierce!)

  14. lucy2 says:

    I would like Jen’s dress better if the red continued all the way to the bottom.
    Hugh and Jake looked photoshopped into that group photo. And I really like Maria Bello, but that suit…

    • Tig says:

      +1- the band at the bottom throws it off. Loved the fit of the dress on her. I love the color/medallion print on Maria- tho the two together was a bit much.

      Can the Matthew M of Mud come back please?

    • Feebee says:

      That was my first thought too… lace better all the way down. And I love Maria Bello. I’ll even forgive the suit.

  15. Jayna says:

    Her hair looks bad and not flattering.

  16. The Original G says:

    Jen, meh. Maria’s suit, awesome.

  17. Megan says:

    Omgggggg… Hugh. I love him.

  18. klutzy_girl says:

    I love Jen’s dress, tbh.

  19. ScotiaGirl says:

    I don’t hate Jen. I love Jen…and Ben….and their kids. Think they are all adorable. I do wish she would do something a little sexier once in awhile though. This dress is nice, but she could do better. Still love her though!!

  20. I Choose Me says:

    I want to cheer Jake G up. With my biscuit. Does Jared Leto exfoliate with unicorn blood or something? ’cause damn.

  21. Green_eyes says:

    am I the only one that is wondering what happened to Maria?? her face looks different.. no??

    • Amory says:

      Yes, but hard to tell if it’s age + shorter than usual hair cut + really bad eye make-up or something more. I would not have recognized her.

  22. CJ says:

    How could you forget Paul Dano? I predict his hot creepiness will be the best part of Prisoners

  23. Feebee says:

    I think even if Prisoners is reviewed as so-so, I’ll go and see it for the cast.

  24. shelley says:

    I love Jennifer Garner..I got hooked on 13 Going on 30! She’s beautiful and her biscuit produces little Afflecks…that’s a win to me.

    The lady in the blue satin suit -___-

  25. nicegirl says:

    Jennifer Garner looks beautiful, but I think I’d like the look better if the dress were a teensy bit shorter and she’d chosen an awesome black shoe.

  26. anne says:

    they all look creepy

  27. kelley says:

    Enough about the dress and how Jennifer looks. Her new movie is getting a ton of Oscar buzz – this could be her year!

    • CarryP says:


      The Movie and McConaughey are getting buzz not her and some reviews are are saying she the weak link in a good movie.

  28. mommak918 says:

    I love Matthew! Fellow Texan here!!! His skin tone is orangey in real life…

  29. Meggin says:

    I really like the dress Jennifer is wearing! I think red looks good on her.

  30. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but I thought Prisoners looked like a piece of crap. It was all just so….random. I didn’t like the trailer at all.

  31. JillyRo says:

    When you see how cute Jennifer G. looks with hair and make-up, makes you realize how she NEEDS that to look good, her everyday look is one of the worst.

    I saw Matthew interviewed on TIFF coverage this past weekend. And woah, he looks like he hasn’t recovered from that dratics weigh loss and never will. He’s slim again, yet all the health and vitality has gone out of his face and his hair is thinning, it’s like he lost the hotness completely and doesn’t look like it’s coming back.

  32. Lila says:

    Jennifer’s dress is ugly but she is always beautiful. I remember watching her on Alias. She has a crazy beautiful face and coloring.

    I LOVE Maria’s suit. That whole look is gorgeous.

  33. IceQueen says:

    To me Garner’s look is meh…
    Jared Leto almost always gives me the creeps, I don’t know why…

  34. Kelly says:

    Wish they would have gotten a better actress for Dallas Buyers Club. In my opinion, Jennifer Garner is awful. Hilary Swank would have been awesome!

  35. St says:

    Matthew McConaughey looks like hell. And remember that right at this moment he is shooting Interstellar. So this is how he will look in the movie.

    Now every time I look an Matthew I remember how LaiheyGossip wrote something like: “At his age to get so thin – his face may never return to the way it was. Because it’s not as flexible now”. And it looks like Lainey was right. He got that thin to beg for that Oscar nomination, then tried to get back in shape. But his “usual look” is just gone. His skin can’t return to how it was.

    Also I suspect plastic surgery. His face looks way off. Is he afraid to get older?

  36. NayNay says:

    I like Matthew, but he looks awful! I use to think he was cute.

  37. Kath says:

    Weird – I think both she and the dress are gorgeous.

  38. bergerine says:

    Doing the wash I lost my grandmother’s tablecloth … wait! there it is on JG. And I’m not a Ben-hunter.