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Alison Brie's Career Has Taken an Odd Turn

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 12, 2016 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 12, 2016 |

Once the reigning GIF Queen of this very site during the heyday of Community, Alison Brie’s career has taken an odd turn, as she bounces around between best friend roles (How to Be Single, Five Year Engagement) or roles in which her cleavage gets more screentime than her face (Get Hard) or a series of increasingly bizarre indie flicks.

For instance, she was in a movie called Search Party, which I saw last year (but which is apparently being officially released this month) with Adam Pally and Thomas Middleditch. It was about a search to find a missing friend after his bachelor party and reunite him with the woman he was meant to be with. She’s also in a movie called Joshy, with … Adam Pally and Thomas Middleditch, which is about a guy who treats what would have been his bachelor party as an opportunity to reconnect with his friends.

They are not the same movie.

Brie will also be in Dr. Thorne, a three-part miniseries from Julian Fellowes, which will air in Britain. She’s 7th billed. She’s got James Franco’s behind-the-scenes movie about The Room coming; a movie with Gerard Butler and Willem Dafoe called The Headhunter’s Calling and another indie flick, Little Hours; with the same guy who directed Joshy.

She’s got steady work. but it would be nice if she appeared in something we’d actually watch. This movie, No Stranger than Love, is not that movie. It stars Colin Hanks and Justin Chatwin, and it’s about a guy who falls in a hole. No, really.

What was that?

Hat Tip: Jason Bailey

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