We can almost hear the booing from here, but despite the antipathy generated by her work on the Twilight series, Kristen Stewart is actually an extremely accomplished actress when given less wishy-washy material to work with.
Adventureland is the perfect example, with her take on the awkward teenager avoiding the twin perils of quirk and perk. Some would play “troubled” in a blaze of hysterics, but Stewart’s quiet sadness yields a far more effective result.
Greatest Moment: Her puzzlement at her parents’ marital problems. “My mom loses her hair in chemo and my dad starts fucking a bald woman,” she muses. “It’s just weird.”
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