How to recognize a shrew? Simply, there are some clues. They are selfish and focused on their issues of global importance. Have developed critical sense about others and they give their opinion whenever it’s appropriate. They do not talk to anyone and do not listen, just let it listened. Generally does not express their feelings and if she do it, it’s just to be heard by others. Here is a top 10 of the most awesome movies with shrews:
10. 101 Dalmatians
We begin however with a copy of a classic shrew, masterfully played by Glenn Close in “101 Dalmatians”. The movie introduces us into the deceptive world of fashion, Cruella De Vil sacrifice everything for her visions. She wants dedicated employees who can die in the trenches and therefore is against marriage and children: “We lose more women to marriage than war, famine, and disease.”
09. Kill Bill: Vol 2
Kill Bill: Vol 2, one of the best sequels that I’ve seen, bring back to action on Daryl Hannah in the role of action shrew, vengeful and cold-blooded. Punished by the master Pai Mei, who had been student, Daryl Hannah hates both him and anyone who might be rivals in love or position. So one hates obsessively on Uma Thurman. So we will have one of the most violent and most inventive chases and fights, because no one can leave in life on the other.
08. Georgia Rule
Was also a shame to not mention Lindsay Lohan in this area, especially in his private life seems to successfully play the role of shrew. Georgia Rule is a family movie with communication problems between generations. Problems between mother and daughter “I do not like to talk. / I do not like to listen.” Repeating itself over time and being complemented by those of her grandmother and niece.
07. The Proposal
If you have had problems in relationships with bosses, “The Proposal” helps you to dream. What if your boss needs you? What if his career depended on you? And if it comes to kneel in front of you? Everybody hates, and subordinates make common front in front of her. The warning language is like, “The witch is on her broom”, and where she pass it’s no sound. It is always elegant, ready to climb on the podium, but asexual and cold in relationships. Is allergic to nuts but to any human approach: “If you ever grab my ass again. I will kill you.”
06. Cruel Intentions
With Sarah Michelle Gellar in Cruel Intentions, we are dealing with a bitch at another level. We enter in the world of young that have a lot of money, bored with their lives, always ready to find an increase of adrenaline in forbidden pleasures. “They’re old enough to know better, but too young to care”. For them, words like love, honor, have no sense and would do anything for the little pleasures that give them the feeling that they are still alive.
It’s a universal truth that there is nothing more fearful than the mother in law shrew, with others the mother in law is elegant, refined and with artistic talents. “Monster-in-Law” is a frothy film where the couple Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez will put all their talents to fight for a unique man.
04. Saving Silverman
“Saving Silverman” is a funny movie about three friends. One of them fell in love, and the others disagree. In their eyes Amanda Peet, although is beautiful and has a successful career, is just an authoritarian wife who wants to take advantage of their friend. Is the person that makes the program and imposes a lifestyle that is not fit, even if it’s healthy.
03. Mean Girls
Mean Girls is a very well constructed film criticizing the U.S. teen model where at this age the popularity is everything. Regina George is the prototype of the classic shrew from high school years, with the possibility of transformation in kindly colleague or boss of office, which does not want to feel your breath on the neck, in her career ascent. Blonde and seemingly gracious, Rachel McAdams, it’s an excellent choice in the role of Miss Popularity, is always thirsty for power.
02. 10 Things I Hate About You
On the same principle of high school shrew that can be even the shrew of sister, I chose Julia Stiles from “10 Things I Hate About You”. It is another type of teenager who, after the last phase of popularity, is now in denial phase. Not accept the compromise itself to please everyone; it is nonconformist and very acidic. Do not care about fashion and convenience and not forgive anyone and anything, has guard up and replies to all, is Miss “I have an opinion about everything”.
01. The Devil Wears Prada
One of the most fascinating scorpions, not lacking anything from a shrew arsenal and that in addition can kill you from words and looks, is Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada”. The surprise is that although Meryl Streep is fabulous about 30 years and it’s not the first time makes a role, how small, a masterpiece manages to leave us stunned again. Miranda Priestly is a very strong woman, very influential, cold, which in the Meryl Streep’s performance becomes more interesting and also more difficult to decipher.