I think, sad to say, that Little Miss Sunshine is the roommate of the girl you really want to nail (all heart but not quite hot enough to get a rise out of you), Babel is the Euro girl who doesn’t shave her armpits; you’re attracted to her but you aren’t sure you’re up to the task of actually sleeping with her. Truth is, you’re intimidated by her mystery. The Queen is like the smart but unsexy other friend who doesn’t smile much but will marry well. Letters from Iwo Jima is the girl who always does well in school but never quite enters your circle of friends. You eye her from afar thinking, well, it would be too embarrassing to date her but I kind of am attracted to her. She’s the one who plays the violin AND the cello. The Departed is the hot one. So hot, in fact, that you can’t even bring her home to meet your parents. If only you could put the brain of the Letters chick into the body of The Departed, add in the friendly but unsexy Little Miss Sunshine roommate for a heart, put the clothes on from the Babel girl and you have the perfect date.
The Oscar Symposium