Screen Junkies » jenna fischer http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:13:15 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘The Office’s’ Pam And Jim Are Having Another Baby http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-offices-pam-and-jim-are-having-another-baby/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-offices-pam-and-jim-are-having-another-baby/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2011 17:55:09 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=220258 Bad timing. Steve Carell loves babies.

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Jenna Fischer’s decision to ruin her body by giving birth to a child is good news for The Office writers. In an interview with Vulture, the actress reveals that her real life pregnancy will be written into show with Pam and Jim announcing their second child is on the way. How that is possible on a paper salesman’s salary, I do not know.

The real-life pregnancy overlapped with last season’s Valentine’s Day episode where Fischer and her on-screen husband, John Kraskinski, totally boinked. “When we started shooting that [Valentine’s Day] episode, I thought to myself, If everything goes well, this is going to be a very, very convenient coincidence,” Fischer said. “And I think I found out I was pregnant when we were shooting that episode.”

She also revealed she knows who Steve Carell‘s replacement is, but isn’t allowed to say. If she’s sure that nothing will change her mind, I’ll put my nipple away. But only if she’s sure.

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Jenna Fischer Attempts Maximum Quirkitude In ‘A Little Help’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jenna-fischer-attempts-maximum-quirkitude-in-a-little-help-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jenna-fischer-attempts-maximum-quirkitude-in-a-little-help-trailer/#comments Tue, 24 May 2011 01:38:13 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=213350 Jenna Fischer stars as a newly single mom, whose lousy ex-husband Chris O'Donnell dies and goes to Bat Heaven.

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I think the handwritten lettering they use in all trailers for indie movies must be called “MandatoryQuirkyTitle Font” or something. Once you see that title style, you know you’ve got to unfold your lawn chair and watch the quirk parade.

In the trailer above for A Little Help, Jenna Fischer stars as a newly single mom, whose lousy ex-husband Chris O’Donnell dies and goes to Bat Heaven. Now she’s got to raise an eccentric kid all by herself, and there’s a pretty funny 9/11 subplot. I realize that might sound awful, especially the way I phrased it, but it works in the trailer. She also falls in love with her ex-high school sweetheart, who’s also her sister’s husband, which I’m sure won’t complicate matters at all.

Personally, I like Jenna Fischer and could stand to see more of her, in non-Pam Halpert roles. Will this Michael J. Weithorn (King of Queens) directed fil break her out as a movie star? I don’t think so, though I’d definitely buy a ticket if she re-wears her Blades of Glory attire in the movie. That’s-a nice-a outfit.

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Review: Hall Pass http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-hall-pass/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-hall-pass/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:11:41 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29725 It’s not golden era Farrellys like Kingpin but it’s good.

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I went into Hall Pass thinking I’d have to accept the stereotype and appreciate what comedy could be mined from it, if any. Personally, I don’t have a desire to not be in a committed relationship. But, I know there’s this public fantasy about getting a free pass, so that could be funny. The film actually has a clever perspective and good values.

Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are married men in a rut, or two separate ruts to be accurate. Rick’s wife Maggie (Jenna Fischer) hears about hall pass from her friend Dr. Lucy (Joy Behar). It’s actually designed to make the men appreciate their wives when they inevitably try and fail to seduce young hotties.

Already this is a pro-relationship movie. It’s manipulative but the idea is to reinforce the value on monogamy. The misguided intention of that is funnier than any bickering opposites attract rom-com. Rick doesn’t want the pass. I’m with that. Fred’s more eager when his wife Grace (Christina Applegate) follows suit but you know he’s going to learn his lesson. Sudeikis is the ultimate comedy buddy. He’s the perfect instigator but never obnoxious.

The big joke is not to have a raucous wife-free party, but rather that these guys are total posers. Just the introduction of “Day 1” is hilarious. Then the delays and the setbacks take up half the week. The film doesn’t overstay the premise. They do the joke and then cut to the next development. Old guys get tired, boom. They suck at the bar scene, boom. The guys who want that party fantasy may be disappointed, but it speaks to me.

The group of friends is really funny. Flats (J.B. Smove), Gary (Stephen Merchant), and Hog-Head (Larry Joe Campbell) make a classic group of funny companions, even though they unfortunately disappear halfway through. The plot kicks in a little with Rick’s real prospect, Leigh (Nicky Whelan), but it’s always on point. These guys get into hilarious trouble trying to cash in their hall pass.

This is the Farrelly Brothers’ best movie since There’s Something About Mary. I know, I know, even better than Stuck on You. They’re more subdued here. It’s not about crushing pussy or penises stuck in zippers. The penises here are tame compared to Forgetting Sarah Marshall or Walk Hard. Fake chow funny because it makes sense (I’m opposed to it, ladies, but I get why it exists.) Jerking off illustrates the mature feelings of a married man. The joke is the reactions to it, not a cum shot. Okay, there are two poop scenes but the first is somewhere I’ve never seen it before, and the second is earned with character.

It’s not golden era Farrellys like Kingpin but it’s good. Fischer and Applegate have thankless parts. They’re really the cutaways to have the serious relationship talk. They give some counterpoint to what’s going on with the guys, but it’s not funny or perceptive.

There are two scenes where characters’ embarrassing conversations are caught by surveillance. That’s redundant and not that funny either time.

Hall Pass is the first real comedy of the year. It’s worth staying for the credits for another scene with Gary and Hog-Head. There’s a blooper near the end of the credits that’s not great but it pays off the jerking off joke. And there’s a final blooper and dedication which you should also stay for, because come on, you’ve already gotten to music credits. Honestly, after The Dilemma The Eagle Unknown Just Go With It, Never Say Never and all the January movies I didn’t see, it’s relief.

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Hall Pass http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/hall-pass-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/hall-pass-2/#comments Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:22:01 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=8495 Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly Cast: Owen Willson, Alyssa Milano, Christina Applegate, Jenna Fischer, Jason Sudeikis Synopsis: A married man is granted the opportunity to have an affair by his...

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Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

Cast: Owen Willson, Alyssa Milano, Christina Applegate, Jenna Fischer, Jason Sudeikis

Synopsis: A married man is granted the opportunity to have an affair by his wife. Joined in the fun by his best pal, things get a little out of control when both wives start engaging in extramarital activities as well.

Release Date: February 25, 2011

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Wilson and Sudeikis Embrace Freedom In ‘Hall Pass’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/wilson-and-sudeikis-embrace-freedom-in-hall-pass-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/wilson-and-sudeikis-embrace-freedom-in-hall-pass-trailer/#comments Fri, 05 Nov 2010 20:25:59 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=6937 Warner Bros. has dropped the trailer for Hall Pass. Directed by The Farrelly Brothers, it follows two guys (Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) whose wives give them one week off marriage to do whatever they want.

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Warner Bros. has dropped the trailer for Hall Pass. Directed by The Farrell Brothers, it follows two guys (Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) whose wives give them one week off marriage to do whatever they want. Simple enough concept, so it’s clearly all in the execution, and I think we might have winner here. The awesome supporting cast is as follows: Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, J.B. Smoove, Stephen Merchant, Richard Jenkins, Alyssa Milano, and Vanessa Angel. If the Farrelly’s can’t make this movie work, God help them.

Hall Pass checks into theaters February 25, 2011.

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