Where You’ve Seen Her: Anna Kendrick

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Anna Kendrick is one of my favorite performers and she is terrific as always in “The Accountant.”

I first saw her singing “Life Upon the Wicked Stage” from “Show Boat” with “Cabaret’s” Kit Kat Girls in “My Favorite Broadway.”

She sang another too-old-for-her Broadway classic, “Ladies Who Lunch,” in “Camp,” where she played an “All About Eve”-style teenager who temporarily poisoned her rival. (NSFW language) With the ultimate disappointed middle-age belter, she slayed.

She was sensational with the rat-a-tat dialogue of “Rocket Science,” as a champion high school debater with an instinct for the jugular.

And really broke into major star status with “Up in the Air” and the “Pitch Perfect” movies.

She has quietly become one of the most versatile and appealing performers working today. She provided the voice for the annoying older sister in LAIKA’s “ParaNorman,” appeared in the raunchy comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” and turned in thoughtful, sensitive performances in indie films like “Cake” (with Jennifer Aniston) and this year’s “The Hollars.” She was a therapist in “50/50” and Cinderella in “Into the Woods.” She even appeared in the “Twilight” series. Coming up next: the romantic comedy “Table 19.” Can’t wait.

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