I finally decided to watch all of the movies Avril had an appearance. I would like to share my views about it.
Letís start with this indie type movie Fast Food Nation. Iím not really into this more-talking-less-action sorta movies where itís hard to pin-point the climax but of course, the climax for me would be Avrilís appearances (the very reason I picked up this movie). Her participation here gives this film hope along another big name Bruce Willis, because honestly, I donít know any of the cast except the two. Considering that this is her first movie stint, I see flaw on her performance. She is supposed to be a rebellious geek but she acts like a girl straight from ďMean Girls.Ē The eye roll and hand gestures can prove my point. Sheís not all that bad; she had some decent moments in a scene where they are freeing the cows. Itís an energetic rebellious scene ala Sk8er Boi vid thatís why she effortlessly nailed it. Overall, her movie debut is okay for a low budget film that doesnít really ask much for her character.
the eye roll and hand gestures
Her next movie project requires her to dub a cute possum named Heather in Over The Hedge. The movie is entertaining. Avrilís performance is awesome. She just didnít have the spotlight on her because the other characters overshadowed her, especially her dad that always appears with her on every scene. Her performance is convincing. Her voice easily fits Heatherís sassy personality.
Lastly, we have this psycho/crime drama, The Flock. I expected so much of Avrilís appearance in this film because she said she auditioned for the role and her name is the one that appears first on the opening scene but my expectations disappointed me. Her only scene on the entire film is during the investigation of his boyfriend. Compared to Fast Food Nation, her performance on this film is, no doubt, better and promising. She delivered that flirty but sensitive role with class. Her shots on the film are brilliant. I thought she appeared on later scenes but I realized that itís not her but another actress that looks a lot like her.
This is the actress that I mistaken for as Avril
This is her death scene in the movie
So far, Lavigne has worked on three films. The question is: ďHas she delivered a commendable Mandy Mooreís A Walk To Remember or Eminemís 8 Mile performance or a-long-way-to-go Mariah Careyís Glitter (Okay! I havenít seen Glitter but the reviews Iíve read about it is terrible) The answer is: not yet. She has yet to showcase her acting skills because sheís not yet given a role where she can prove herself. Iím disappointed that she hasnít gotten at least 10-minute screentime on any film.
She is a promising actress that needs to breakthrough. We had a glimpse of a promising tear jerker actress in WYWH and Goodbye video and a comedian in Girlfriend and Complicated video. Her music videos are enough to have her booked for another motion picture stint.
I wish she can land a lead role in a romantic comedy someday. I see that sheíll have a breakthrough there.