Every Great Performance Should be Mentioned
Please pardon my lateness of this review; however, it is not just about being late, but to be assured you are getting a true and correct public viewer’s sentiments sometimes it is responsible to view a larger portion of the particular actor’s work before making any kind of comment or a “just for the press” type of deal. Are we cool? Great!
Admittedly I have been off the mailing list of the Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and those who make the decisions on who wins what for whatever, more aptly called “the Committee,” or members of the A-A-Academ-my. And it is my hope beyond all hope that far sooner than later those crusty ol’ gray or bald headed men who have not seen a film in 20 years or so and then — send their “best boys” in to vote for them.
Quite openly I have seen this thespian in other sorts of misgiving roles; however, it is his rare acting chops and ability that attends to the notion of bringing reality into each role this man has played. If we can, let’s ask this question: Who in the film, Divergent did you like to hate the most and…for what reasons? I mean this guy did not do anything other than be a smart-ass younger adult. I mean he beats the dung out of the film’s female star — hard, yet all things being equal no one had the right to hate him for it.
For those of you who did not see That Awkward Moment he brilliantly articulated a shy guy that really couldn’t hold his own with the ladies. Then again it’s not a bad place to be in when the male lead, Zac Efron, gets a lot of the heavier stuff which he then needs his boys to assist him out of a huge funk insofar as he became the “Loser” in a failed relationship effort.
But I have lived my “Every Great Performance Should be Mentioned” and I may be late but I’m not stupid. Of course I am making mention of the purposeful which almost appears as “Method Acting” that a well trained Miles Teller brings to his parts. Most recently — and back to the Academy for a moment — who ever even heard films, Birdman, Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, The Budapest Grand Hotel, Gone Girl and about five more other films that typically didn’t do squat until after the OSCARS were given out. Yep, this film starts J. K. Simmons so it is that one, actually released in 2014. Simmons finally got let out of “between the lines” and rocked — outstandingly.
Then again I also believe that every good performance is nurtured along [respectfully] by the other members of the cast, and in this particular case Miles Teller does not disappoint. Miles Teller will be on parody or even bigger than Matt and Ben.