Jennifer Aniston: Over-rated?

@prenuer (278)
United States
December 4, 2006 11:07am CST
Don't get me wrong, I love the way the handled the Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie debacle but I'm not that big a fan of hers (or Friends for that matter). In most of the roles that she has played have mostly been rehashings of Rachel with a little something extra. Rachel Neurotic. Rachel Religious. Rachel not getting some from the hubby so she's frustrated. I would love to see her break out of the Rachel bubble and play someone ugly like Charlize Theron did. Or like the Desperate Housewife star did in Transamerica. Seems to me that she is always playing it safe.
4 responses
• United States
7 Dec 06
I never did really see why everyone was so crazy about her. I mean I think she's cute. She's not a ravishing beauty. I guess she just has that girl-next-door demeanor about her that people are attracted to. I think she was over-rated on Friends.
@Danniet (377)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I do like her. I think she is beautiful, easy going and seems to be a generally good person. I loved Friends and have seen many of her movies. Though most of her movies were light hearted in nature and not Oscar worthy performances, I like that. I think she is being smart about her career. She sticks with what she knows. She's come a long way since the days of Lepracaun (spelling?)
• Malaysia
5 Dec 06
I liked her as Rachel in Friends. Well I prefer her to the rest anyway. But I have to say her attempts at the box office have all failed to impress me. Therefore I will have to assume that the only role she could play well was Rachel. It's sad that Brad Pitt left her for Ange but I read that Jen is not very nice to people in real life. I'm team Jolie anyway. Better luck next time Jen!
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I have to admit that I haven't seen either of these movies, but "The Good Girl" and "Friends with Money" (or whatever the one is where she's paying a maid) both seem to be out of the Rachel mode from what I've heard about them. I am pretty "over" Jennifer Aniston myself anyway. I always liked Friends a lot, and I have loved her in some of her movies, but I guess I can get a feel for why Brad might prefer Angelina because there is some real substance there. I don't know. I still think she's beautiful and I still admire her, and wish I looked as good as she does, and made as much money as she does.... But I am not crazy about her in the same way I was when Friends was in it's heyday.