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?