After looking at the box office numbers for the past weekend, I cannot say I am surprised by the result of the latest offering from Jennifer Aniston, Love Happens. About a month ago I saw the Time Traveler’s Wife (which I liked), with the trailer for Love Happens being in the previews. I guess the logic being that one “chick flick” deserves another. I was happy to see Aaron Eckhart but when I saw Ms. Aniston’s face appear, let’s just say I was less than pleased.
While I obviously have nothing personal against her, she is not a screen presence that I clamor to see in my cinema. Do not get me wrong, she was perfectly amiable (pun intended) on the few episodes of Friends that I watched. Her films have left a bit to be desired – with noted exceptions “She’s the One” and “Friends with Money.” I would include “The Good Girl” in this category (everyone else does) but I must admit I have not seen the film in its entirety in one sitting.
Looking at the weekend receipts also got me to thinking about this great article that I read a number of years ago – I think it sums her up pretty well.
Postscript – how in the WORLD could I forget “Office Space?”