It’s worth noting that her male counterpart, the guy breaking up with Mila Kunis, is Andy Samberg.Stone is clearly here as comic relief, and it’s telling that the movie (ostensibly a comedy) trusts her to carry that responsibility on her own.She has crazy wigged-out hair and braces, but she’s also quick and goofy in a way that Mc Conaughey isn’t: This was right before the Mc Conaissance, back when he was still mailing in stuff like this. When the movie is looking for a final joke beat at the end, it goes back to her, the one person who consistently provided them.is so stupid-funny-sweet that it’s impossible to resist.But that joke, like many in , isn’t particularly good, and it also doesn’t help that Stone plays Allison with a little too much earnest adorableness, never establishing much of a rapport with Bradley Cooper’s spiritually adrift military contractor.(That’s a problem, considering they’re supposed to fall in love.) Stone has since apologized for her part in the whitewashed casting, satirizing herself during a 2015 only comes to life when Stone is onscreen as a teenage girl who befriends this sad-sack after losing her twin sister. One is a cruel but admirably strange joke on homeschooling starring Watts and Liev Schreiber, and the other is a gonzo scene in which Stone and Kieran Culkin exchange supercharged sexual banter in a grocery store over the intercom.Her effervescence gets reduced to blandness in Allen’s movies, which ultimately feels more like his issue than hers.14.(2015)Our mild defense of Stone’s notorious casting as Allison Ng, an Air Force captain whose father is half-Hawaiian and half-Chinese, is that part of the joke of the character is that she loves bragging about her ethnically diverse background — even though she looks like, well, Emma Stone.
But it is obvious that ten years in, she is just getting started.
That’s especially true of Stone as Natalie, a delightfully geeky member of a loser sorority that’s transformed by the dim-bulb beauty Shelley (Anna Faris), who’s been kicked out of the Playboy Mansion.
This geek-to-chic comedy was meant to be Faris’s big breakthrough, but Stone holds her own as the nerdy straight woman to Shelley’s kindhearted stupidity. This is where Stone perfected her adorkable persona just as major stardom beckoned.
Emma Stone has said that her role model as an actress is Diane Keaton, which makes total sense: Now that you’re thinking about it, it’s hard not to connect them, right?
Like Keaton, Stone is instantly likable, dazzlingly funny — you can even make an argument that she’s a comedian first and a movie star second — and relatable while never losing that star wattage.