Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Her performance earned her an nomination for best actress. Then, when I tested her in Santa Monica, a strange breakthrough took place. The cinematography by Oscar-winner Freddie Francis is sharp and poignant, with occasional lyrical touches that heighten this extremely touching and brutally honest coming of age saga. She later supplied the voice of a pig who enters a singing contest in the animated film 2016. Cast Sam Waterston as Matthew Trant Tess Harper as Abigail Trant Gail Strickland as Marie Foster Reese Witherspoon as Dani Trant Jason London as Court Foster Emily Warfield as Maureen Trant Bentley Mitchum as Billy Sanders Ernie Lively as Will Sanders Dennis Letts as Doc White Earleen Bergeron as Eileen Sanders Anna Chappell as Mrs. Maureen hides her pain at first, while Dani bursts into tears.
Continuing with dramatic roles, Witherspoon appeared in The Good Lie 2014 as a job recruiter who helps Sudanese refugees who have relocated to the United States and in 2014 as a woman who hikes the in an effort to overcome the effects of a series of tragedies. The farcical Hot Pursuit 2015 featured Witherspoon as a straight-laced police officer who must protect the widow of a criminal. Later that year Witherspoon appeared in the romantic comedy Home Again. The next day, Court brings food to the Trant house and apologizes to Dani. She played the role of Mrs.
Reese was trying to project this in a scene where she had to get angry with the boy, but it had a false ring to it. Court kicks Dani out of his pond. The whole tale, which is admittedly old-fashioned by standards of the 1990s, is infused with a bitter-sweet, often melancholy and nostalgic, but decidedly unsentimental tone. Maureen helps take care of their younger sister, Missy, while their mother Abigail Tess Harper is pregnant. Dani sees this, and races home to tell her father. Over the next few days, Dani is getting pushed away by Court. Going back to discing the fields, Court falls off the tractor, and is badly injured.
That coming-of-age was critically acclaimed, and Witherspoon garnered for her performance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport — but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they begin a passionate affair. Early in the movie, Dani is a bit of a tomboy. Just before we did another rehearsal, I told her I wanted her to chew gum. The motor was running and she knew it.
When her father returns home, he spanks Dani with his belt. The new couple try to keep their love hidden from Dani, but she soon learns the truth, disavowing her sister. In 2011 she starred in the Depression-era drama Water for Elephants, portraying a performer in a traveling circus who is caught in a love triangle Robert Pattinson and. The latter film was adapted from the memoir by Cheryl Strayed, the rights to which Witherspoon had purchased through her production company. She then appeared in a series of romantic comedies, including the box-office hit Four Christmases 2008 and the less-seen How Do You Know 2010 and This Means War 2012. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Other roles followed, including a supporting role on the television miniseries Return to Lonesome Dove 1993 , before she took a break from to briefly attend in 1994—95.
. When Court comes over for dinner, he meets Maureen—it is love at first sight for both. Foster Gail Strickland with her three sons Court, Dennis, and Rob. But a heartbreaking accident later reunites the girls. Taylor Brandi Smith as Missy Trant Derek and Spencer Ball as Foster Twins.
Witherspoon turned to more serious fare with 2005 , an acclaimed biopic of country singer Joaquin Phoenix. When Dani goes home, her mother tells her to wash up because an old friend is coming for dinner with her children. Better received was Mud 2012 , in which she had a supporting role as the girlfriend of a troubled loner who befriends two boys. Well, she started chewing gum and all of a sudden the performance happened. Dani comforts Maureen, and the film ends with Maureen and Dani talking outside on the porch at night as the summer end, looking up at the moon and becoming initmate again.
We had a casting team that went out and saw several thousand kids and tested them on video. During that time she also appeared in the hugely popular comedy Sweet Home Alabama 2002 and in several , notably The Importance of Being Earnest 2002 , which was based on the by. Returning to the big screen, Witherspoon had her first major box-office hit with Legally Blonde 2001 , a romantic comedy in which she played Elle Woods, a spoiled sorority girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School; she the role for the 2003 sequel. In an instant, it was there. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.
Reese Witherspoon, in full Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, born March 22, 1976, , , U. As a child, she worked as a model and appeared in commercials. In 1991 she made her big-screen debut, portraying a tomboy in. For the role of , she learned to sing and to play the autoharp, and her commitment to the part helped Witherspoon win an for best actress. The latter costarred Ryan Phillippe, to whom she was married from 1999 to 2008. While the family goes to pick up Abigail and the new baby from the hospital, Court and Maureen consummate their love in the open fields. Dani and Court go swimming during the hot days and become close friends.
What was marvelous was, at the end of the scene, Reese knew that something happened. One night, Dani sneaks off and swims with Court until they are about to kiss. The Man in the Moon marks the stunning acting debut of a 14-year old Reese Witherspoon, who would become a major star a decade later. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. .