75 Years of "Manic Pixie Dream Girls" in Cinema
The "Manic Pixie Dream Girls" is a stock character in films, described as "that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures."
Featuring (in order of appearance):
NATALIE PORTMAN ' Garden State |
DIANE KEATON ' Annie Hall |
CHARLIZE THERON ' Sweet November |
JENNIFER ANISTON ' Along Came Polly |
BARBRA STREISAND ' What's Up, Doc? |
JULIE ANDREWS ' The Sound of Music |
ZOOEY DESCHANEL ' Yes Man |
DARYL HANNAH ' Splash |
MEG RYAN ' Joe Versus the Volcano |
JULIETTE LEWIS ' What's Eating Gilbert Grape |
SARAH JESSICA PARKER ' L.A. Story |
KIRSTEN DUNST ' Elizabethtown |
PENELOPE CRUZ ' Vanilla Sky |
KATHARINE HEPBURN ' Bringing Up Baby |
GEENA DAVIS ' The Accidental Tourist |
MILA KUNIS ' Forgetting Sarah Marshall |
LEIGH TAYLOR-YOUNG ' I Love You, Alice B. Toklas |
AUDREY HEPBURN ' Breakfast at Tiffany's |
PAIGE O'HARA ' Beauty and the Beast |
MELANIE GRIFFITH ' Something Wild |
MARILYN MONROE ' Some Like It Hot |
KATE HUDSON ' Almost Famous
Video compiled and edited by Michelle Rafferty. Music by Oliver.
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