Jennifer Lawrence Has Her Reasons for Giving up on Phantom Thread After 3 Minutes

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Sorry to be writing about Jennifer Lawrence on here again (though I can’t apologize for her being on a publicity tour right now for Red Sparrow), but she has a strong opinion about the first three minutes of Paul Thomas Anderson’s tightly stitched Oscar contender Phantom Thread that I think you should be aware of. What follows is something Lawrence said on Marc Maron’s podcast in an episode that aired Monday.

“I got through about three minutes of [Phantom Thread]…. I mean, is it just about clothes? Is he kind of like a narcissistic sociopath, and he’s an artist, so every girl falls in love with 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.”


Salty over mother!? Perhaps. But is she wrong? Well, it’s frankly impossible to be right about three minutes of a film (one’s personal life is another matter), but she gets achingly close.


Today in infuriating tweets:


Today in scooter tweets:

  • Chris Soules, of The Bachelor and Dancing With the Stars fame, has been appointed a court date for the charges he faces over allegedly fleeing the scene of a fatal accident. [Page Six]
  • Ryan Seacrest was accused of sexual assault by a former stylist on Monday, but he’ll reportedly be hosting the E!’s Academy Awards red carpet interview show on Sunday anyway. [The Cut]
  • In light of Barbra Streisand’s passion for cloning her dog, which she did twice, PETA has issued a statement requesting celebrities don’t do that anymore. [Page Six]

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Come sit with me, Jennifer! I haaaate DDL’s performances to begin with (the frenzied level at which he emotes is just super inauthentic and distracting to me; I always feel like I’m watching some butthurt theater professor trying to prove how hard he can act. So hard! Much yelling! Such spittle!), but THIS is his swan song sendoff from film? Another “aging male genius attracts beautiful ingenue” narrative??? No thanks. Not to mention it’s about a man whose acheivements are lauded in an artform that was formed and perfected over centuries by generations of unthanked women. Hard pass.