I Love Emily Blunt
What a moment
My head still spins. My pulse rate has finally returned to normal. I can now keep down solid food. Why all of this chaos? It was ue to my first visual encounter with the alluring actress, Emily Blunt, last Wednesday night. I had just sat down in my recliner and tuned to one of the Epix channels on Dish Network (pardon the plugs), and began watching "The Great Buck Howard," one of John Malkovich's best film efforts. Note: the term "best" is purely a relative term here.
Honestly speaking, I was awaiting Malkovich to go into one of his complex rants about something or someone of a mediocre sense, but that didn't happen. Along with that disappointment, I was shocked through and through from there being no car chases, gun (or knife) fights or torrid love scenes. Oh yeah. There were absolutely no tornado attacks on small American towns or tsumi's lashing vengeance upon a near-obscure shore near Tokyo.
So what made this film, "The Great Buck Howard," so exciting? In a name: Emily Blunt.
Other stars of "The Great Buck Howard"
Emily Blunt: What a girl
Yes, I gladly admit that I had the distinct and selfish pleasure of viewing "The Great Buck Howard," starring John Malcovich, a once-famous, but now-struggling mentalist, magician and all around eccentric man who hardly anyone can tolerate.
Everyone except "Troy Gable," portrayed by Colin Hanks, "Buck Howard's" (John Malkovich) personal assistant, "Kenny," played by Steve Zahn, and Emily Blunt "Valerie Brennan," "Howard's" press agent. It is this obscure handful of personalities who make, rather help "Buck Howard," find his greatness once again even if that means enduring his endless idiosyncrasies and rude remarks.
Colin Hanks "Troy Gable" quits law school to try his hand at managing "Buck Howard," to fulfill some secret goal that is never revealed while "Valerie Brennan" Emily Blunt, is not as patient as she is great looking in a semi-tight dress that falls below her knees. "Brennan" quits and heads to L.A. to pursue other press positions leaving "Gable," to see how far he can go with "Buck Howard."
You've seen the film and there is no use in me going any further with my dialogue. Skipping ahead, "Troy Gable," eventually quits "Howard" to become as he put it to his (real life) dad, "Mr. Gable," played by who else but Tom Hanks. Where does "Criminal Minds'" "Dr. Spencer Reid," Matthew Gray Grubler fit into this choreographed circus? He takes "Troy's" place with "Buck Howard" and soon finds out that "Howard" thinks less of a personal assistant than he does a cow patty.
Emily Blunt, at a glance
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is an English-American actress who made her professional debut alongside Judi Dench in The Royal Family (play) for which she was named Empire Award for Best Newcomer. Her screen debut came with the 2003 television film, Boudica (Warrior Queen), and she delivered her breakout performance in the 2004 drama film, My Summer of Love, for which she received the Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In short, Blunt is a natural winner.
Before I get too involved with this piece, I must say, "If the lovely, talented, and naturally sultry Emily Blunt "is" reading this piece either by accident or on a dare at some wild Hollywood party where drinking is condoned, I hope she knows that I love her." Of all the Hollywood female beauties, Blunt captured my attention in "The Great Buck Howard" without being out front in her scenes with Colin Hanks and John Malkovich. Blunt did not need any "smoke or mirrors" nor cheap parlor tricks to be captivating.
Just the subtle lifting of her eyebrow or rolling of her eyes compelled me to watch "her" and study her every movement to which I was not disappointed. No offense against Malkovich, Zahn, Hanks, or other members of the cast in "The Great Buck Howard," but I simply could not take my eyes off of the quiet beauty of Emily Blunt.
Emily Blunt does not have to "labor" at looking sexy. She "is" sexy without being cheap. Blunt has the gift of blending an unobtrusive lady-like manner with a quickly-displayed (like an eyelash batting) sexy look or smile that I could not keep from enjoying and what red-blooded heterosexual male would try to prevent himself from enjoying the sight of such a beautiful woman? You know the answer.
If there is ever going to be a film made about the life of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, Emily Blunt is only the formality of an audition away from nailing down this part. Even without that much screen make-up, Blunt could be Middleton with ease.
I will even go as far to say that the rebooted Wonder Woman, played by the pretty Gal Gadot, could not "hold a light" to Emily Blunt who never read for the role. This was her management's foolish mistake, not Blunt's. Certainly no offense aimed at another super hot heroine, Linda Carter, the television Wonder Woman.
In this day of remakes and reboot's, Emily Blunt would be perfect in the role of "Carolyn Ingles," wife of "Charles Ingles," of Little House on The Prairie, but taking this idea a step further, put Ryan Reynolds in the film as "Charles Ingles," the part made famous by the late Michael Landon, and wa-la! Another box office smash.
And hey, what about a film as Blunt starring as the daughter of "Sherlock Holmes?" Great, I say, but her name would have to be written as "Sherylock Holmes," to preserve the integrity of Sherlock Holmes, a name which is carved in entertainment granite.
If my life and the circumstances thereof had been just right, I would have, not "might have," married Emily Blunt and we would live in Concord, New Hampshire in a quiet little neighborhood all to ourselves. Blunt would still be an actress with me as her "number one" source of encouragement. In our down time, me from my writing and Emily from her latest hit play on Broadway (or film work), we would spent quiet mornings in our cottage-style home while I watch her sip fresh cocoa in her cardigan sweater and me in my cargo shorts.
Emily's favorite place in our house would be sitting in the bay window facing east allowing the early rays of the sun to kiss her long, brown, perfect hair as it sits pristinely on her soft shoulders. Guys, can you think of any past time that matches this activity in visual and mental pleasure? No. I saved you the trouble of thinking of an answer.
Other Deep, Personal Thoughts I Have of Emily Blunt:
- If Emily Blunt were an automobile, she would definitely be a Rolls Royce.
- If Emily Blunt were a season, she would surely be summer.
- If Emily Blunt were a bird, only a swan would best describe her.
- If Emily Blunt were a time of day, she would be a quiet, peaceful morning that starts a beautiful day.
Emily Blunt, I believe I said, looked great in a long, tight dress (not a song idea for solo artist, Graham Nash once a member of the Hollies/"Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress"), that did not reveal that much leg, but it didn't matter. Her thin frame is enough to please the most-discerning eyes of males who appreciate (a) natural beauty such as Emily Blunt
In the first crucial minutes of "The Great Buck Howard," I thought to myself, yeah. Another low-budget film that went straight to video. In the next few minutes, I ate those words. And frankly, I had one great time watching this film.
Especially the scenes with Emily Blunt.
Did I say that she looked great in a long, tight dress?
© 2016 Kenneth Avery