Every time a new Jennifer Aniston movie hits theaters Land of Punt is reminded why we don’t like Jennifer Aniston movies and that reason is Jennifer Aniston.
The latest JA movie is called Management and lo and behold it’s a romantic comedy. JA has such range.
Her love interest in this movie is Steve Zahn. Apparently, every other actor in Hollywood was busy.
Land of Punt doesn’t dislike Aniston, we just don’t like her on the silver screen. However, LOP loves her on the small screen.
Aniston is very attractive but not movie-star glamorous. She’s not too beautiful where she makes women hate her and she’s still sexy enough to tantalize men. This blend makes her perfect for television. Oh yeah, and she’s talented. She’s a solid actress with great comedic timing.
She’s incredibly likable and audiences relate to her well. Again, two traits that work against her on the big screen.
Land of Punt really wants Aniston back on television. We can really see her starring in sitcoms for years to come. Whereas in the movies, she’s about three years away from playing moms… of the dates of her current leading men.
We understand the allure of the silver screen, especially for someone once married to Hollywood’s top actor, but why flounder in the movies when you can dominate television. When she left Friends in 2004, her and her co-stars were making $1 million-per-episode.
Okay, she’s not really floundering, according to Forbes she’s one of the 10 richest women in the entertainment industry and combined her movies have grossed over $900 million, but putting the truck loads of money aside, was He’s Just Not That Into You really necessary? Is anyone going to watch Derailed in syndication.
Below is Ms. Aniston’s filmography. It’s a respectable cinematic resume, certainly deserving of her two Teen Choice Awards. Bruce Almighty and Marley and Me both had tremendous showings at the box office, but those films were successful because they starred Jim Carrey and the dog.
In ten years, when she’s playing grandmothers and making Marley and Me: Origins, her television show Friends will be watched and venerated far more then any of her movies.
Jennifer Aniston Filmography
1996 She’s the One
1996 Dream for an Insomniac
1997 Picture Perfect
1997 ‘Til There was You
1998 The Object of My Affection
1999 The Iron Giant (Voice Only)
1999 Office Space
2001 Rock Star
2002 The Good Girl
2003 Bruce Almighty
2004 Along Came Polly
2005 Rumor Has It…
2006 The Break-Up
2006 Friends with Money
2008 Marley & Me
2009 He’s Just Not That into You
2009 Brand New Day (To be released on September 18, 2009)