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Marisa Tomei slides into a back booth of Joe Jr. Though it's a warm October day, she's bundled up in a fuzzy white cardigan with a thin lilac scarf knotted at her throat. So this show will either kill me or revive me.
You know what they say about hindsight. That adage immediately came to mind when it was announced that Marisa Tomei had been nominated for a Golden Globe for her supporting role in The Wrestlerconsidering a conversation I had with the actress last month. In talking about her role as the stripper Cassidy, Tomei wasn't exactly sold when Darren Aronofsky first approached her.
Skip to contentor skip to search. The thing is just enthralling. Kelly Masterson wrote the screenplay, which hopscotches through time to penetrating effect. For the record, Marisa Tomei does have a body for soft-core.
It starts with quite the graphic sex scene, then launches into a jewelry store robbery gone horribly, violently wrong. Both scenes elicit strong visceral reactions, especially considering that one of the participants in the sex scene is Marisa Tomei. Andy, an accountant at a real estate firm, has been secretly funneling money for personal use to sustain his drug habit and liaisons with a male prostitute.
There's a phrase that the sports commentator Tony Kornheiser likes to use to describe women of a certain age who retain every bit of their sexual allure -- the Susan Sarandons, Helen Mirrens and Tina Turners of this world. Marisa Tomei is years past the blush of youth, more than a decade removed from her winsome, wisecracking Oscar-winning turn in "My Cousin Vinny. But the lady is "still getting it done.
After having minor roles in a few films, she came to international attention in with the comedy My Cousin Vinnyfor which she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Tomei has also worked in theater. Tomei, a trial lawyer.
By Lou Lumenick. However, this is not some year-old, first-time director looking for your attention. How many movies can you say that about?
Hoffman is watching the coupling in a floor-to-ceiling mirror; the effect is not much less sordid than the similar scene in American Psycho. Tomei goes on to, essentially, spend her screen time in the next few reels of the film topless — with the sudden arrival of this, Feast of LoveAmerican GangsterInto the Wild and In the Valley of Elahnot to mention the towel-free shenanigans of Viggo Mortenson in Eastern Promisesit looks like I picked the wrong year to start complaining about a lack of nudity on the part of Hollywood movies. After a first-reel heist-gone-wrong sequence, the action rachets down somewhat, but much blood along with some other bodily fluids will be spilled once the film starts cranking again toward its Shakespearean conclusion.
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