Had I seen King Kong and Match Point in time for the Voice film poll, I might have commented on how both Naomi Watts's Ann Darrow and Scarlett Johansson's Nola Rice are struggling actresses . . . how "monstrous" fates await them . . . something like that!
Watts is very good as a vaudevillean down on her luck; her "audition" for Kong (the creature) is pretty great, and brought to mind her incredible audition scene in Mulholland Drive.
In SJ's case — her performance seemed a bit off (not fatally so), but perhaps we can excuse this as a sort of a vertiginous/mirroring form-follows-function thing — the acting's not bad, see, it's that she's *playing* a bad actress . . .
Dizzyheads: Speaking of Match Point, what are the great tennis movies?