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Bookish Jennifer Lawrence

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will probably be forgotten now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has hit the screens, but you can still catch Jennifer Lawrence this holiday season in the movie, Joy, as a single mom who creates the Miracle Mop (co-starring Bradley Cooper, a reoccurring theme in this post).

JLaw is super-talented and surely has the greatest range out of all the young actresses in Hollywood right now. Here are a few JLaw movies based on books to put on your holiday playlist.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) based on the book by Matthew Quick. Jen plays Tiffany Maxwell, a widow with an extreme personality to match Bradley Cooper’s Pat, a man denying he has bipolar disease. I enjoyed this movie and thought Jen and Brad had tons of chemistry when their characters weren’t annoying the heck out of me.

X-Men: First Class (2011) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) based on the popular Marvel comic book character. Jen takes over from Rebecca Romijn to play shape-shifter Mystique in her younger days. I didn’t love Mystique in these movies, but thought Jen worked with the material she had. Apparently the make-up process took 8 hours every day.

Serena (2014) based on the book by Ron Rash. In yet another movie with Bradley Cooper, Jen plays ice-cold Serena Pemberton who is ruthless in her drive to get what she wants. I haven’t seen the movie, but I really liked the book and was sorry the movie didn’t get more attention.

The Hunger Games (2012) and ending with Mockingjay Part 2 (2015). Even though I haven’t read the series (I know I should get on that), I adore Katniss Everdeen as much as any other fan. I think Jennifer Lawrence’s performance in the movie series has solidified the character as an icon.

Pop Quiz: Name another Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper movie.

Have you seen these movies or read the books? What is your favourite Jennifer Lawrence movie? Can you think of a better Jennifer Lawrence/Bradley Cooper moniker than LawCoop?

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16 comments on “Bookish Jennifer Lawrence

  1. elissalynch
    December 22, 2015

    I like your review style, EbookClassics. Very authentic :). Would love to feature your reviews in our weekly curated email digest that goes out to thousands of people.

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  2. jennielyse
    December 22, 2015

    I’ve seen all the movies you listed, except Serena. I didn’t even know it existed. And, the only other JLaw and Bradley Cooper movie I can think of is American Hustle.

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    • ebookclassics
      December 23, 2015

      American Hustle is the only one I can think of as well. Did you like it? I fell asleep, although I admired Bradley Cooper’s curly hair.

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  3. Cecilia
    December 22, 2015

    I think their new movie out right now is called Joy or something like that?? I’m hoping to catch it! I loved Silver Linings Playbook (only saw the movie) and I think they’re a hot pair to watch 😉
    I was very intrigued by the storyline of Serena but was disappointed to know the movie got panned. I do have the book, which has mixed but better reviews. I may try to read that this year.

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    • ebookclassics
      December 23, 2015

      I enjoyed reading Serena because there was an innocent character I was rooting for and Serena was very animal-like and almost supernatural as a character. I look forward to hearing what you think.

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      • Cecilia
        December 23, 2015

        I’m so glad you liked it! I will definitely aim to get to it in the new year.

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  4. Naomi
    December 22, 2015

    I haven’t seen all her movies, but in the ones I have seen, I don’t think I have ever seen her give a real smile You know, with her eyes. Does she ever get to smile for real in any of her movies? Maybe in this new one – it is called “Joy”, after all. 🙂

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    • ebookclassics
      December 23, 2015

      She definitely smiles in some of her movies, although I feel that she doesn’t smile very much in the Hunger Games. When you see her in interviews, she’s always laughing and joking around.

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      • Naomi
        December 24, 2015

        Oh, good – that makes me feel better. 🙂

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  5. Brian Joseph
    December 23, 2015

    Though I think that I would like some of these science fiction/fantasy/comic book films I am so very busy these days that I have not seen any of them.

    Thus I do not think that I have seen any Jennifer Lawrence films. Of the movies that you have listed I most likely will see Serena. I have heard that it is very good.

    Sadly I may need to leave the others for retirement 🙂

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    • ebookclassics
      December 23, 2015

      I think that is an excellent plan and hopefully we are all still blogging to share our thoughts.

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  6. Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy
    December 24, 2015

    Oh wow, did Serena come out already! I remember hearing about it and thinking I should pick up the book sometime, but I never did. It’s sad it didn’t get more attention. JLaw was perfect to feature for this – she is so talented as an actress – it’s exciting to see her do so many different things. Probably her more popular films – Hunger Games and the X-Men films are my favorite of hers though!

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    • ebookclassics
      December 31, 2015

      Serena is definitely an older character and with a very different depth than Katniss or Raven. I made me think of how JLaw was cast in American Hustle because that character seemed older too and I wonder what attracts her to those parts.

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  7. jessicabookworm
    December 26, 2015

    I think Jennifer Lawrence is a wonderful, young actress. I have loved all the films I have seen her in – she is rapidly becoming one of those actors I will watch any film they are in. From your list the only one I haven’t seen is Serena (2014).

    p.s. I haven’t seen it but I think Lawrence and Cooper are in American Hustle (2014) together.

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