Jennifer Lawrence only watched three minutes of ‘Phantom Thread’ & turned it off

Jennifer Lawrence out and about in London

I actually love it when regular people or celebrities have contrarian opinions about movies. That’s what makes it fun, the arguments about how someone is SO WRONG about such-and-such or yes, you can totally agree with that person that WhatsIt was a terrible movie. Everybody’s got an opinion, that’s just life. Personally, I thought Three Billboards was problematic AF and the script was utter garbage. Personally, I absolutely loathed The Darkest Hour with every fiber of my being. Personally, I thought Dunkirk was fine-to-good, and I loved Lady Bird and Get Out. So how does Jennifer Lawrence feel about one of the most Oscar-nominated films this year, Phantom Thread? She couldn’t even get through five minutes of it.

Jennifer Lawrence couldn’t get past the first few stitches of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread. The Red Sparrow star, 27, disparaged the critically acclaimed romance, which has been nominated for six Oscars this year, during an appearance on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.

“I got through about three minutes of it. I put in a good solid three,” she said, adding, “I’m sorry to anybody who loved that movie. I couldn’t give that kind of time. It was three minutes and I was just [oof]… Is it just about clothes?” Lawrence asked Maron. “Is [Lewis’ character] kind of like a narcissistic sociopath and he’s an artist so every girl falls in love 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.”

The actress was quick to clarify that she was not referring to her recent ex Darren Aronofsky, who directed her in mother!

[From EW]

“He’s an artist so every girl falls in love him because he makes her feel bad about herself and that’s the love story?… I’ve been down that road, I know what that’s like, I don’t need to watch that movie.” CoughChrisMartincough. So do you judge J-Law for not even having the patience to allow a slow-paced film wash over her? I wouldn’t judge her so much… if this wasn’t the same awards-season cycle where she hustled for ‘Mother!’ you know? The same movie that was a beat-you-over-the-head Jesus allegory.

Also: during her 60 Minutes interview – the same interview where she declared herself to be a middle-school dropout – she talked about Harvey Weinstein, saying:

“No, he was never inappropriate with me. But what he did is criminal and deplorable. And when it came out and I heard about it, I wanted to kill him. The way that he destroyed so many women’s lives — I wanna see him in jail.”

[From People]

Fair enough. I wanted to hurt him badly after several of those stories. The stories made me physically ill and full of rage, and I wanted to punch his fat rapist face a million times. Can you imagine what that’s like for someone who actually knew him and was around him for years?

Jennifer Lawrence wraps up a press junket at the Ritz Hotel

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  1. Adriana says:

    I used to like her and defended her for a very long time but now… I just wish she would disappear for a couple of years.

  2. hale says:

    And that’s coming from a woman who watches KUWTK.

  3. Annabelle Bronstein says:

    ‘he’s an artist so every girl falls in love him because he makes her feel bad about herself and that’s the love story’

    Perhaps she was also subconsciously referring to her recent ex Darren Aronofsky with those comments. Darren is back to playing “hard to get,” which is apparently irresistible to J Law so she’s just not ready to quit him. Because wasn’t that basically the plot of ‘mother’?

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Yes, I thought that, too. Exactly.

    • magnoliarose says:

      It’s Chris Martin. He is a championship level expert at negging. She wants us to guess obviously for headlines, but he’s the one she doesn’t talk about positively. He has a history of treating women like that. He is dating Dakota and seems to only date women significantly younger than him.

      • QueenB says:

        The latter part also applies to Darren.

      • Barbara says:

        @Magnoliarose I really dislike Chris Martin. It’s so clear that he and Dakota are calling the paps. The pics from Canada were too clear and near to them to not be staged

      • LilLil says:

        Chris Martin always seemed like a great guy. Who did he treat horribly?

      • Darla says:

        I figured it was him, though I didn’t realize he was known for this. He just looks and seems the type.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I hear you Queen B, and I have no love for Darren but remember how Chris Martin would never attend Gwyneth’s premiers or allow them to be papped together? Or interviewed or her name brought up in interviews? He cheated with Kate Bosworth and didn’t try to hide it very well. She was one of many though to the point it was being reported on in the papers.
        The second after he and G split he dated a younger, far lesser actress and was papped all over the place openly cuddling and holding hands. He only does this with lesser celebrities, but with JLaw he went back to that not being seen together.
        I remember she was planning to move to London and it seemed like everything was his terms and another actress, not famous hinted that he was selfish and had an enormous ego. He thinks he is a musical genius.
        She was in love with him, talked about slowing down her career, moving to London but then they broke up for a final time. He never showed any public support for her career. It was serious and yet she never mentions him. I think she does this on purpose. And she makes a point to say it wasn’t Darren. I believe that.

      • Agapanthus says:

        I completely agree @magnoliarose, that it is Chris Martin. I remember reading at the time that he found her extrovert nature and (at least on a superficial level) self-confidence difficult to deal with. She could hold the room with him and his ‘genius’ friends. I have mixed feelings about him because I like some of his politics, but hate his music and think he is a douche when it comes to women!!

        Weren’t they all together at Ellen’s party recently? JLaw, Dakota, Paltrow and Martin. Must have been interesting!

      • Mmg says:

        He was ridiculous during his marriage to GOOP. Lainey wrote A LOT about it. He treated her like Leo treats another 20 y.o. chick he ordered from a VS catalogue – hiding from paps, running from them, doing anything he could to avoid being papped together. With his wife. The mother of his children. There was party once that I think was actually organized to celebrate some GOOP’s achievement and when they had to walk like two blocks, he hopped into a cab while she walked alone? Or she got the cab while he run? Something like that lol. It’s like he wanted to have a family but also was desperate to appear single.

        I also remember how GOOP spoke about him – he’s a genius, when he’s working at home I try to stay out of his way, I just knock on the door sometimes and ask if he needs something… bleh

    • lannisterforever says:

      Yeah, this is about Darren. And I saw Phantom Thread yesterday and can’t say I disagree with her – it was a horrible “love” story. The performances, music and costumes were splendid though.

  4. Eric says:

    Dear JLaw:

    That’s Daniel Day-Lewis! He can sit in a chair for 130 minutes and be more compelling an actor than 95% of them out there. Sit the eff down, shut yer trap, and watch excellence before he retires from acting.

    • Megan says:

      The acting in the movie was excellent, but I thought the plot was ridiculous and the ending was laughably bad. Why DDL chose this as his swan song is a mystery to me.

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        I think he chose to play that role because it’s about the creative process — how it can isolate you, can make you so obsessed that you become an utter asshole to the people around you, and how they cater to that impulse because you are The Genius. I loved the way he found humility at the end — it was so truly bizarre, the way he gave his power over to her. Bizarre, and oddly moving.

      • lightpurple says:

        I did burst out laughing at the end of it. I hadn’t laughed like that at a movie since the bear scene in The Revenant.

      • Megan says:

        @Lightpurple The last time I laughed that hard at a bad ending was Black Swan.

      • Sunny says:

        I loved Phantom Thread, the acting, DDLs voice, the plot, the whole kit n kaboodle. I honestly believe it was gorgeous-the clothes, the clothes, the clothes. I drooled. The cinematography and even the lighting was perfect. I wanted to live in that world. Mostly I loved Alma. God she was great. And the ending was just perfect. I think Alma was a force to be reckoned with. Without ruining the ending for others I just wanted to say that at first The ending made me think , WTF!? Then afterwards it made sense as to why he would make that choice. It was kooky but benign and sweet.
        Maybe JL has sour grapes. As a metaphor of maternal love/loss/love regained Phantom Thread works. Much better than mother!

    • Marny says:

      Telling someone to sit the eff down and shut their trap is about as rude as it gets.

    • Svea says:

      Yes DDL is always compelling. But who needs yet another movie focused on a male character treating the women around him badly? Or a man who needs a series of much-younger women to serve him as his muse? I wonder about Eric’s attitude toward women given the coarseness in his comment. Must have identified with the character’s “women are here to serve me” attitude.

      • Gnerd says:

        I mean, wasn’t the point that Alma wasn’t here for his shit? I don’t want to spoil anything but the ending was basically Woodcock submitting to Alma.

        He was a rude, cold egomaniac who was brought to his knees by a woman who was his equal, even if it took the whole film for him to realize it?

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        There you go, Gnerd. I loved the film, including the ending. It said that a woman of little or no education, and only her innate taste and good sense can still have dgnity and the force of her own will.

      • laura-j says:

        I loved it too, it felt like a throwback to a Hitchcock movie, specifically Rebecca. And I’m 99% sure it was supposed to be funny in parts. The end made me hoot, but I think that was what they were going for. Didn’t feel like a “OMG how stupid” hoot from the audience, but an appreciative laugh.

      • KBB says:

        Completely Gnerd. The movie was fantastic and surprisingly funny. And Laura is right, PTA intended those moments to be funny (I think that maybe went over some people’s heads who expected it to be like an Aronofsky movie or something.) Everyone in my theater laughed out loud multiple times and we all walked out smiling and talking about it. I plan on seeing it again, I loved it so much.

    • Mira Belle says:


  5. Pascal says:

    Now she knows how many people feel about her movie mother!

    • Harryg says:

      Mother was SO terrible. It reminded me of Cabin in The Woods which was also a thousand things and effects stuffed into one movie going nowhere. Ed Harris is great though, and Michelle Pfeiffer. I got really tired of Lawrence’s doll-like face and wig.

  6. Louise says:

    Can we maybe not use ‘fat’ as a pejorative term though? Weinstein was a predatory monster- his weight has nothing to do with that.

    • Ellie says:

      I’ve seen people make this same comment about Trump too. His poor physical health is not what’s putting the world in danger. Stick to what the real problem is.

  7. aida says:

    She is really starting to get annoying. Like really annoying. Im over her in a big way.

  8. laulau says:

    I dated this guy in high school, older, super hot, in art school but rough around the edges. He was soooooo interesting to look at and I was kind of moony over this ‘genius’ liking me… it took me three months to realize the guy was really, really boring.
    I laughed so hard at the Timothee Charlemont (sp?) character in Ladybird.

  9. Maria F. says:

    I commented about this on yesterday’s thread.

    I find it a bit rich from her, considering she is complaining about the audience not ‘getting’ or appreciating Mother!’. Maybe she should follow her own advice and be more open when it comes to watching movies or appreciating someone’s work in her own profession.

    • smcollins says:

      I don’t think it’s a matter of her not getting it, but rather she got the sense that the film’s story was hitting a little too close to home and she didn’t want to watch it because of that. At least that’s what I took from her quote.

      • Judy says:

        Yes, this. I can’t blame her for that. It happened to me with some movies.

      • Maria F. says:

        i have to disagree. It is always in the wording. She could have just said ‘the story rang to close to home, so I preferred not too watch it’, but the way she is phrasing it ‘is it just about clothes’ etc, is in my opinion devaluating the film.

  10. lightpurple says:

    Jennifer Lawrence is an AMPAS voter. Phantom Thread is nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume, and Score. Three minutes in, she hadn’t even seen one of the major characters. And no, every woman doesn’t fall in love with him. Personally, my reaction to Phantom Thread was WTF! I couldn’t stand it either but I”m not an AMPAS voter and I think it would be irresponsible for her to vote in any of those categories without having seen all the films nominated all the way through. It is really unfair to those who worked on costume and score.

  11. Kitty says:

    To each their own, in my opinion. A few years ago, everyone was talking about deadpool, Ryan Reynolds is great…wonderful movie..blah blah blah. I literally couldn’t make it past the opening. When his people’s sexiest man alive cover came on the screen, I was done.

    • Darla says:

      Oh me too! I found Deadpool sooooo boring, and I couldn’t get through it. And people were raving over it!

      • magnoliarose says:

        I didn’t like it all. I don’t like Ryan, but I was open-minded about the movie. I expected a career bump for him, but it never happened. I have no idea why except he isn’t especially likable. But a lot of actors aren’t rays of sunshine, so I don’t get it. Maybe he has enemies.

      • Bridget says:

        Ryan was supposedly a dick through his 20s but cleaned up his act and is way more pleasant to work with now. The bigger issue is that he doesn’t have great taste when it comes to movies. Deadpool is fine (though it doesn’t hold up after multiple viewings) and was a good match of actor and character. But have you looked at the other stuff he makes? Generic dramas and action fare. Bleh.

    • minx says:

      RR does absolutely nothing for me, and neither does his wife. So they are a nice two-fer that I can ignore.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Lol I don’t care about them at all and haven’t seen anything with them in it in years besides Deadpool.

    • Carrie1 says:

      I can’t stand Ryan Reynolds. I’ve known too many like him. Wimp in sheeps clothing.

  12. Meredith says:

    I also though she was referring to Chris Martin. It doesn’t seem that she has a good memory of him.

  13. Bridget says:

    Nice to know that she takes her AMPAS membership and voting so seriously. I know that it’s a small thing (“she’s voting for the Oscars without having watched all the nominated movies?!?”) but still, does she have to be such a jerk about it?

    • lightpurple says:

      Right? She shouldn’t vote in any category in which she hasn’t seen the films so there goes Best Picture, Best Actor, Supporting Actress, Score and Costume right there.

    • lisa says:

      yeah other people (old white dudes) would be skewered for admitting they weren’t watching all the nominated films, particularly one that featured a prominent female actress – and rightly so

      willful ignorance shouldnt be cute

  14. Karli says:

    “I’m so crazy and different, I only watched Phantom Thread for like three minutes, guys. I’m sooooo cool!”

  15. fubar says:

    Sorry but I have to agree with her. I wish I had stopped watching after the first few minutes. The ending was horrible and everyone in the theater was scratching their head asking WTF? She is allowed to have an opinion. Just because she made a crappy movie she can’t criticize another crappy movie?

    • lightpurple says:

      She’s an AMPAS voter so she should at least watch the film the whole way through or not vote in any of the categories for which it was nominated. And I absolutely hated the film too.

    • Megan S says:

      It has been known and discussed for years that few of the Oscar voters actually screen ALL of the films.
      I am not excusing the practice, just pointing out that she is hardly the exception.

  16. Jussie says:

    Jeez, some people here are just reaching wildly for things to attack her over.

    She didn’t trash Phantom Thread or say anything about the quality of the film or the acting or about anyone who did like the film. All she said was that her personal history meant she quickly gathered it would probably be an unpleasant watch for her, and she wasn’t in the mood for that at that particular time. She also said she’d try again when she was in a better headspace for it.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Considering her relationship with Aronovsky, I can understand that.

    • Barbara says:

      This. She also said that she would love to work with DDL and she’s a PTA fan

    • Bridget says:

      There is no other way to take ‘I got through 3 minutes of it’. She is consistently rude and thoughtless about everything that is not her own project or a Kardashian. It’s not cute. She’s not keeping it real, she’s just a dick.

      • MellyMel says:

        The movie isn’t great and I didn’t finish it either. Everybody isn’t going to like the movie…obviously. Does that make me or anyone else rude or thoughtless for saying so? No. For someone you keep calling a dick, you seem to enjoy reading and commenting on every post about her. And no I’m not a fan girl. I just find it humorous. Just say you don’t like the girl and leave it at that.

      • Bridget says:

        I notice that you have provided no actual examples of her saying nice things.

        And Lol, you showed me! You’ve clearly followed my extensive 4 day pattern of commenting about Jennifer Lawrence. Are you going to complain that people are just so mean to her too?

  17. Coccinellidae says:

    Wasn’t that the point of Phantom Thread, though? The fragility and ultimate hypocrisy of “the male genius”. It reminded me of Gone Girl, in how you first assume it is a story that you already have read/seen a hundred different versions of, but then it turns out to be something else entirely.

    • BostonStrong says:

      @Coccinellidae…You stated it perfectly “the hypocrisy of the male genius”! I loved Phantom Thread! But, I can see how some people would not like it. Paul Thomas Anderson movies can be very divisive. He does not make films with conventional “Hollywood stories with Hollywood endings”. It was wonderful to see a film that did not rely on, explosions, superheros, etc., but great characters and such uniqueness. Just my opinion!

  18. Sarri says:

    I try to like and support her but she comes off so try-hard.

  19. Nicole says:

    I mean to each their own but um did she miss her last few relationships or movies? The one where her artiste boyfriend… oops husband killed his wife so he could keep creating? Or passengers where the guy sentenced a woman to death because she was hot and he watched all her videos? No?
    JLaw you’re a hypocrite. Please stop.

  20. grabbyhands says:

    “Is [Lewis’ character] kind of like a narcissistic sociopath and he’s an artist so every girl falls in love 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.”

    I assume this is about Darren Aronofsky?

  21. EnoughGirl says:

    The only JL movies I liked were Winter’s Bone and SLP, all of her other movies sucked. JMO

  22. Mia4s says:

    Weinstein’s damage is just immeasurable to his victims and besides that he’s also humiliated more big stars and institutions than I can fathom sometimes. Try watching any random clip of an Oscars ceremony on the Oscar YouTube channel. He’s constantly around. So many of those awards are now tainted; Jlaw’s, Gwenyth Paltrow’s, Colin Firth’s, Streep’s most recent one, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s, Judi Dench (!), Christoph Waltz, Rene Zellwegger, Winslet, Daniel Day Lewis’s first Oscar (!), …even poor Robin Williams. And that’s not even half! I can’t watch the replay of any of those wins without cringing. All collateral to a massive crime. The full damage to the industry is just…where do you begin?

  23. Ally says:

    I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to share my long-dormant theory that the Catholic Guy character in an episode of Sex and the City, a playwright named Thomas John Andersen who has to guilt-shower immediately after sex, was based on Paul Thomas Anderson. I’m guessing one of the show’s writers had a horrible date with him back in the day?

    Anyway, I’m surprised J.Law wasn’t keen. Like Aronofsky, Anderson thinks that every bit of navel-gazing religion/allegory fluff that crosses his mind is worth a two-hour movie treatment. In Aronofsky’s case, banging out the Mother! script in a weekend; in Anderson’s case, spending millions memorializing that time his wife was nice to him while he had a stomach bug.

  24. Tig says:

    Totally agree with the poster upthread-this is DDL’s swan song?? I hope not-he deserves better. And also agree she shouldn’t vote for Best Costume if she hasn’t watched the movie-the costumer for this film did amazing work. And the actress nominated who played his sister? Just an incredible performance. I get not liking a movie- I didn’t like this one overall-but the acting(not the characters) and costumes were incredible.

  25. Miss V says:

    So much try-hard in this woman. She’s become insufferable. I will never go see one of her movies again.

    • Alice says:

      When a woman has personality she’s try-hard, annoying and insufferable but a man is always adorable and cool even when he said dumb things. I’m tired of this.

      • FishBeard says:

        Oh c’mon. If a man said half of the things JLaw did we wouldn’t like him either. I still like her but she has an extra personality that gets annoying quickly.

      • magnoliarose says:

        It is not sexist not to like a woman.
        Or to be critical of a woman.
        Or to have opinions about a woman.
        She’s not a child. She is an adult in a career that is based on likeability and public opinion. JLaw is super extra, and not everyone is up for it.
        She’s overexposed, and I believe that is the source of some of the annoyance.

      • Adele Dazeem says:

        Preach, magnolia rose. Being a feminist does not mean we can’t argue/disagree/conflict with any female.

    • jenna says:

      How is disliking Phantom Thread try-hard? It’s completely beloved by most of #FilmTwitter and one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year. And considering everyone’s jumping on her for DARING to say something negative about it, it’s like the most failing attempt at try-hard in the world.

      Ugh, just let her do her.

      • Miss V says:

        She’s over-the-top in everything she does. Quite literally everything. It’s too much. I very much liked her as Katniss, but every time she does a press tour, I like her less and less. And now I can’t unsee her as Jennifer Lawrence, the overrated actress that doesn’t know when to be quiet. That’s just my personal opinion. No one has to agree or disagree.

  26. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Haven’t watched it, but I certainly wouldn’t take any advice from this person who I’m completely 100% over with. Finito. And after reading that other thread about her ‘political statement’ and the many comments it illicited, she’s starting to give me migraines. People were arguing about education. Mostly politics and being put into positions of having to defend ideals that simply don’t need defending, they need to be celebrated and ardently strived for. Our children’s education is their young JOBS. It’s vital. My youngest is in middle school, and I simply can’t fathom this grade’s mindset and maturity level dropping out and then giving anyone on the planet advice about anything within the sun’s orbit. School is everything. And it’s more than academics. Don’t want to attend university? Fine, that’s your very young adult perogative. You’ll regret it years down the road, but hey…it’s your road. JLaw’s words and character were defined long ago, and now it all makes sense. It’s a shame she has a platform.

    And yes people can have opinions. About anything and everything but be prepared, if you share, to be served healthy doses of opinions leveled. You’ve opened the door for engagement, and if you don’t like it, keep your mouth shut. This administration is ripe with lies, hypocrisy, discrimination, misogyny, xenophobia… overt and blatant disregard for individuals, families, global communities, quests for peace and prosperity as well as a potent and pointed unmovable stance for eradicating and extinguishing hate, violence, fear and rhetoric that feeds these despicable tenets. These are facts as evidenced every day through written and spoken word. It is exactly what it is. Calling it something else and blaming others only strengthens and underscores the idiocy. The bulk of us aren’t easily fooled and we can call a spade a spade, if it walks and looks like a duck… all that. In other words, anyone saying stupid crap about one side being ‘disgusting to another’ is unknowingly opining on political deconstruction and strengenthing the meaning of every single word. I think most things the current right is saying and doing are disgusting. I will say so with bravado, and I don’t have to pinpoint because all of it is sewer. If saying so means I’m being disgusting to the right then great. My words warranted comment and are given more validity because of that very rebuttal. Deconstruction JLaw.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Sorry for putting that here… should’ve been on the other thread, but hey, so many JLaw threads. Eenie meenie miney mo!

      • magnoliarose says:

        I am glad you said it. I appreciate what you said so clearly.
        I feel like this is another time and a different society that demands something different from all of us. The Obama years allowed us to be complacent and amused by banal people and entertainment.
        We can’t afford to tune out and not use our brains.
        I think pop culture is shifting, the demographics are shifting, and part of it is because we have an ignorant, vulgar, vapid, narcissistic, liar, etc. ex-reality star as our president there is no room for celebrities who exhibit some of those same qualities. You can’t top him. You can’t shock, or attention seeks to draw anyone’s attention away to look at more of the same.
        Perhaps some of the older people have experienced this before. In the 60s when people just had it and became active and changed the shape of everything.
        Everything just feels different.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        I would definitely say you’re correct about the 60s. It is known (that Game o’Thrones line just made me lmao) that the older generation in those years had an excruciating time swallowing cultural and social shifts. Now we’re armed with information overload. Mid aughts I told my sons social media would have exponential benefits and equally destructive consequences. Here we are. We’re learning just how many people are alarmingly misguided, some frighteningly so. I’ll be forever thankful if we can avoid a full blown civil war as we’re kind of already in a verbal one. If the right gets its way, security and infrastructure will pale in comparison to the shackles placed on our civil and social cultures. We need to speak up often and with conviction of tolerance, inclusion, justice, hope and common sense, and yes, education…historically accurate education and well-rounded focused academics in all the ‘ologies’ securing hope and advanced thinking. These concepts shouldn’t be mocked or called disgusting; they should be celebrated. Just my two cents lol.

  27. Ginevra says:

    When Jennifer Lawrence is promoting a movie there are at least 3-4 headlines per day. Also Lainey wrote this.
    I can’t think of another celebrity who manages to do this. Maybe only Taylor Swift.

    • KBB says:

      It’s more like Kardashian level. It is hard to take her seriously as an actress or forget who she is in real life for me now when I watch her in movies. I think she is talented, but I wish she took the Emma Stone or Saiorse Ronan approach to publicity.

  28. Veronica says:

    What’s the problem here? She didn’t say that the movie was poorly made. She said it reminded her uncomfortably of previous personal experiences, and she couldn’t watch it for that reason. That’s entirely fair in my book.

  29. nic919 says:

    It was rude of her to say she didn’t even bother watching the movie. Considering she has a vote for Oscar, she could have said the movie wasn’t her cup of tea instead of saying she couldn’t be bothered to waste her time watching it. It’s one thing to watch a movie and not like it, but to not even take the time to watch before being critical? that’s ignorant and it’s not like she would have to pay for the movie ticket.

  30. Mina says:

    I also found The Phantom Thread quite boring but Daniel Day-Lewis’s acting is so mesmerizing I didn’t feel like wasted time on it. Part of me likes that Jennifer Lawrence is so open about her opinion, and another hate when one artist bashes another artist’s work.

  31. The Original G says:

    In my employment field, I make it a point to seek out and experience the work of people who are my competitors and especially those who are the top in the profession.

    Sometimes, I really enjoy it personally and sometimes I just take it in as a professional development opportunity. I’ve never made a public statement with my negative about about an esteemed colleague’s work.

  32. Mindrew says:

    So.. she couldn’t make it through Reynolds Woodcock getting himself ready for the day (brushing his hair, getting dressed) and Cyril opening up the house for a client? Because that’s what happens in the first 3 minutes.

    Well.. maybe that’s to be expected from a middle school dropout – guess she has the attention span of a 4 year old.

    And not for nothing – she should be nicer. Daniel is the only reason she didn’t fall on her ass even MORE after she won her Oscar (he helped her up stairs and down again in the press room).

    • Ellie says:

      Wasn’t that Hugh Jackman who helped her? Or was it both? Lucky lady.

    • Robert says:

      She said that she would love work with DDL and she’s an Anderson fan.
      Daniel didn’t helped her, Bradley Cooper and Jackman did it.

  33. Ellie says:

    Yeah, I call BS that she wasn’t talking about Aronofsky. Seemed more like a foot in mouth moment to me when she said that. When they did their NYT interview together, she gave her opinion on how she thought mother should be marketed (she ended up being completely right about it too) and Darren sarcastically chastised her. Something to the tune of “Oh yes, Jennifer just knows everything and nobody needs to help her with her career.” Ughhhh god I’m so glad she’s not with him anymore. He is such a pretentious scarf.

  34. JennyJazzhands says:

    This means, I’ll probably enjoy it.
    She laughs at her own unfunny jokes and thinks peeing and farting and the story of her rubbing her but on sacred rocks is funny. I have yet to agree with her about anything so, I’ll give this movie a shot.

  35. Vega says:

    I’m 100% with her on Phantom Thread. Who needs another story about a controlling older “genius” who falls for a young “muse.” Blech.

    • KBB says:

      Have you seen it? That’s not really what the movie is at all.

      • Shijel says:

        Lol yep. I went into it thinking that it’s a story about another male genius using and abusing his way to the top, but I got curveballed.

  36. cake says:

    I LOVED Phantom Thread and I loved how it ended.

    I am so tired of JLaw and her bird brain comments. To each their own but she is not my cup of tea at all…its all so predictable that its annoying.

    I will say, that I watched at least 30 mins of her “Mother” movie before we walked out.

  37. K says:

    I don’t blame her for predicting she might relate to it in a negative way; almost all of PTA’s films have unpleasant undercurrants. Yet this is the woman who gave us “mother!” one of most painfully drawn out and unpleasant films I’ve ever made myself sit through. I didn’t judge that on its trailer, because like Phantom Thread, the trailer was super vague. Phantom Thread is slow but aesthetically sophisticated, the acting quietly fascinating–everyone mentions DDL, but it features two intriguing and capable women who ultimately drive the story more than him– and if Jennifer had actually sat through it she might have appreciated the surprising ending. The attitude she’s displayed here is a big problem with AMPAS voters – most of them don’t bother watching all the films up for consideration.

  38. stinky says:

    Magnolia for the win, and yes! her security is def stealing the SHOW & i love it… he looks young and serious!

  39. Anare says:

    I am dying to see Phantom Thread and hope to find time before the Oscars. I would watch DDL read the phone book. I sat through “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” ffs. That’s saying something!

  40. Shijel says:

    I actually watched it yesterday and it’s so much more than that. It’s two awful people who deserve each other, and who make it work. Like two mushrooms (heh) growing out of a dead carcass. It’s awful, it’s something I don’t ever want to experience in real life or see someone else experience, but in fiction, it was just delicious in that dark terrible way.

    And to those in doubt, SPOILERS the male protag is definitely being awful, but he’s not the one ‘controlling’. Oh no. What a f-cked up story.

    It’s not the best movie I’ve ever seen but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and the sick darkness in it, especially since the characters are ‘in my field’ so to speak, and it does breed some really passionate but dark individuals.

    Someone upthread mentioned that it might just be a movie about the toxicity of the ‘male genius’, especially the male genius in a woman-centric field (fashion, hey!), and just how fragile and dumb it is. And I liked the end. I didn’t expect it and it was over the top, but it was really just a messed up garnish on top of a delicious poison cake.

    I really do wish we could’ve learned more about Cyril though, now there was a compelling and complex character who had the talents of a keen perfumer, and we never really like… learned about her.