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In recent times, light-hearted comedies such as We’re the Millers and Horrible Bosses have emphasized Jennifer Aniston’s more comedic side, though there’s no question that the former Friends actress has captured our attention with a turn in Daniel Barnz’s acclaimed and melancholic drama, Cake.
And while we don’t expect Aniston’s latest role to venture quite so far into the human psyche, the actress will soon be calling upon her dramatic chops once more for 20th Century Fox’s real-life sports drama, The Fixer. Deadline has learned that Aniston has sealed a deal to topline the feature as Denise White, a real-life Miss USA contestant who became one of the best sports managers in the business when she closed the book on her time as a beauty model. As White’s career evolved, though, she developed a knack for shielding clients and their public image »
- Michael Briers
★★☆☆☆ An actor who has made something of a fruitful living repurposing his wide-eyed brand of comedy to a string of one-note premises, Will Ferrell makes his second appearance this year (after the blatantly racist Get Hard) with Daddy's Home (2015), a thinly-veiled attempt at recapturing the success of his previous collaboration with co-star Mark Wahlberg. Directed by Sean Anders, the film goes out of its way to contrive its central masculinity crises in ways that quickly settle for lame, lowest common denominator jokes.
- CineVue UK
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