Feelance writer Adrienne So is today’s guest reviewer as part of a series of guest reviews.
Jason Bateman has made a career about being the level-headed nice guy on Arrested Development and in movies like Juno. Recent follicular developments, however, remind us that this guy didn’t get his start playing the clean-cut straight man. Dude was Teen Wolf Too! Come on!
And for good reason. Bateman has the perfect complexion, face shape and personality to be bearded. His lower facial bristles cling happily to that determined lower jaw and emphasize, as all good beards should, the crinkles around his twinkly blue eyes. He could be Santa Claus in an earlier career incarnation.
The only thing that keeps ole Jase from reaching a perfect ten is the incongruity of his boyishly floppy mop top. We suspect (or hope) that Bateman is aiming for the wavy, long-haired perfection of Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall. It’s a lofty goal, and he’s still got a ways to go…still, kudos, Michael Bluth.
Written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Matt Robinson. Also starring Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., John Hodgman, Tina Fey, Christopher Guest, Jeffrey Tambor, Nate Corddry, Patrick Stewart, Jason Bateman. Scheduled release: September 25, 2009. (via Coming Soon)