Monday, January 14, 2008
'Juno' Can’t Keep Its Non-Threatening, Oscar-Winning Black Actors Straight
I saw Juno this weekend and found another blooper for those exhaustive “movie mistakes” websites that enjoy triumphantly pointing out things like:
During the breakfast scene in Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts is eating a croissant but then a split second later she’s suddenly eating a PANCAKE instead!
At one point Juno (played by Ellen Page) calls her friend and blurts something out before introducing herself.
“Juno?” her friend asks, confused.
"No, it's Morgan Freeman,” Juno retorts. “Do you have any bones that need collecting?"
Except that Denzel Washington -- not Morgan Freeman -- was in The Bone Collector. You’d have thought that someone at the studio would’ve caught this as the film made its way down the pipeline, but apparently I was the only one who On-Demanded it in a moment of desperation because the closest viable alternative was Big Daddy. (The Bone Collector was surprisingly riveting, by the way. You will never feel the same way about the taxi ride home from the airport.)
Anyways. I wish they'd thrown Sidney Poitier into the interchangeable blacktors mix. It would’ve been that much funnier when her friend replied: "Only the one in my pants.”
Posted by Noelle Hancock