Drew Barrymore as she appears in a trailer for Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already
Barrymore has yet to receive an Oscar nomination
About the Film
Role: Jess, who wants to rejoice in her pregnancy but is reluctant to tell her cancer-stricken best friend, Milly (Toni Collette)
- Toronto International Film Festival – World Premiere (Sept. 12, 2015)
U.S. Distributor: Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions
U.S. Release Date: Nov. 6, 2015 (limited)
U.S. Box Office: N/A
Why? Though she hails from a Hollywood dynasty, Barrymore has carved a path of her own with consistently strong performances (if not films up to her level) for decades. The industry love for her turn in television’s Grey Gardens (2009) suggests that the film world will follow suit if she finds the right project. Maybe this friendship dramedy can get Barrymore into the mix.
Why not? Toni Collette looks like the standout here, and Miss You Already looks a bit light for Oscar – at least for now. The film needs stellar reviews and sizable box office. I can see category fraud happening, unfortunately.
Ranking: No. 15 as of Sept. 7, 2015
- Best Actress 2015: Toni Collette for Miss You Already
- Best Supporting Actress 2015: Jacqueline Bisset for Miss You Already
- Best Original Screenplay 2015: Marwenna Banks for Miss You Already