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Meryl 2.0: Seriously great movie star

Posted in chick flick, movies by Diane on August 12, 2009

meryljuliaThe Boston Globe’s Ty Burr uses Meryl Streep’s joyous turn in “Julie & Julia” to make his case that the actress has become a movie star in her AARP years. Yes, she has been considered a great actress for years, but that’s a different beast from movie stardom, Burr points out, citing her boffo turns in “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Mamma Mia!” as evidence of her ability to pull in the crowds. What’s more she’s driving femme-fueled box office at 60, an age when earlier greats were reduced to horror movies or movies skewed to mature auds. “Streep, by contrast, seems to have entered her second childhood as an actress. She’s having fun, even when playing deadly serious,” Burr writes, noting that this transformation has been underway for some time.

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