The Devil Wears Prada, La La Land, Gone Girl, or Pretty Woman are four famous movies on the Oscar track for a while.
The 2021 Oscar ceremony is imminent. The 93rd season of the most prestigious film award on the planet has announced a list of eight official nominations from 366 films in the best film of the year. Although there is no specific definition for the concept of "best", the masterpieces selected by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are often framed by the public as those that are heavily academic, hard to feel. But the truth is not entirely like that. Let's look at some movies that used to be "horses" on the Oscar race in many different categories but still "balance" between the artistic elements and the popular entertainment below.
Gone Girl (Vietnamese title: Co Gai Mat Tich)
Based on the novel by female writer Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl was a storm of cinema ticket sale when released in 2014. The film is often on the list of movies that should not see during the Valentine's season. The reason is straightforward; Gone Girl brings an entirely different perspective on love, especially marriage. The story is about Amy (Rosamund Pike) planning to trap her husband, Nick (Ben Affleck), by arranging a self-disappearance and blaming her husband. Watching Amy's journey of revenge on her sinful husband, audiences will constantly be throbbing and questioning their love.
Gone Girl also succeeds in building a new vision of women, not only portraying hidden corners of marriage. Amy in the movie paved the way for a series of female villains in the future. Particularly, Rosamund Pike has just had a bright reappearance in "I Care A Lot" with a character as evil as Amy. The evolutionary acting gave "British Rose" a 2015 Oscar nomination for the category "Best Actress".
La La Land (Vietnamese title: Nhung Ke Kho Mong Mo)
If you are looking for an unforgettable sad love story, La La Land is a better choice. Director Damien Chazelle cleverly uses music to guide the story - which his life story inspired him. The movie's main character is musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and actress Mia (Emma Stone). Young couples love each other at first sight, but their love story constantly faces many difficulties as both have to take the time to develop their careers.
La La Land marks the third collaboration between the duo Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. The couple's incredible chemistry brings many emotions to the viewers. In addition, the music is the point that makes the audiences should not miss the movie. The soundtrack album has created a fever for a long time with popular love songs like City of Stars or A Lovely Night.
At Oscar 2017, La La Land set a record when it received 14 nominations. The film won six nominations, including "Best Actress" for Emma Stone. This is a movie for romantic, dreamy, and music-passionate souls.
The Devil Wears Prada (Vietnamese title: Yeu nu thich hang hieu)
The Devil Wears Prada is a rom-com (romantic, comedy) work that perfectly combines the favorite elements of women such as fashion, media, love, and career ... arduous process of Andy (Anne Hathaway) when accepting the job as assistant to Miranda (Meryl Streep), editor-in-chief of a famous fashion magazine.
This is the launch pad to help Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt quickly rise to the stars. At the same time, star Meryl Streep was also impressed with a thorny role in her career. Her character Miranda is based on Anna Wintour - "queen" of Vogue magazine. The delicate acting earned Meryl Streep an Oscar nomination for the "Best Actress" category. In addition, the film also received a nomination for "Outstanding Costume Design" for its gorgeous, stylish outfits.
Up to now, The Devil Wears Prada is still considered as a symbol for films of the same genre released later, such as Confession of A Shopaholic (2009) or the popular series Emily In Paris (2020). Even Vietnam's Co Ba Sài Gòn was inspired by a classic scene in the film when building the script. The film's success led Lauren Weisberger, the original novelist, to write a sequel entitled Revenge Wears Prada (2013) to please fans.
Pretty Woman (Vietnamese title: Nguoi dan ba dep)
Released in 1990, Pretty Woman is a work associated with the actress Julia Roberts. The film gave "beautiful woman" an Oscar nomination in the category "Best Actress". In the movie, Julia Roberts plays Vivian, a florist girl who happens to meet successful businessman Edward (Richard Gere) on the way. Just breaking up with his girlfriend, the rich man was quickly taken by the strange Girl, and the two fell into a beautiful love story with fairy colors.
Pretty Woman explores a rather sensitive topic of that time, such as sex, but possesses a charming and humorous storytelling style. Julia Roberts' natural acting blurs all prejudices about money-based florists. Although more than 30 years have passed, Pretty Woman still maintains its value and considers one of the classic movies. In 2018, the love story of Vivian and Edward continued to be taken on stage through the musical Pretty Woman: The Musical. That makes the movie even more rewarding, no matter what generation you are.
The movies mentioned above deserve to be on the list of favorite movies of anyone who loves cinema. Gone Girl, La La Land, Pretty Woman, and The Devil Wears Prada is now available in the feature films and Foxy applications of FPT Television.