How Did Reese Witherspoon’s Career End Up In The Crapper After Her Oscar Win?
First of all, congratulations to Reese Witherspoon for getting knocked up! That's very exciting news for she and her new husband, Jim Toth. But now that the obligatory response to her pregnancy is out of the way, let's focus on her career and what the hell is going on with it.
In 2006 she won the Oscar for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line and ever since, her choice in roles have been, well, shitty. Even before Walk the Line she was in such great movies like Pleasantville, Legally Blonde and Election. She was also in Fear with Marky Mark which is still one of the greatest films of our time, but yet for some reason very few ever remember that one.
Her most recent movie, This Means War, looks so bad that there has yet to be an adjective created to convey just how bad it looks. It's a spy movie with Chelsea Handler. Chelsea Handler! Who looks at a script, sees that it's about spies, that Chelsea has already signed up for a part and says, “Sure, I'll do it! Looks like a winner to me!” Apparently, Reese does.
Let's have a quick walk down memory lane of the other movies she's been in since Walk the Line. I understand that she can't play June Carter Cash forever or always be opposite Joaquin Phoenix, but there are still other options. I would think. Or maybe her agent has just been holiday since her Oscar win.