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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

August 10, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Movie hair, and a new Meryl Streep comedy

On a certain level, romantic comedies are always about the heroine’s hair, and not just because female movie stars tend to have the sort of impossible hair perfection that requires constant vigilance and, at minimum, no day job. Amy Adams’ hair in “Julia & Julia” screams “nonthreatening.” Sandra Bullock’s ponytail in “The Proposal” told us that she was chic yet girlish. Katherine Heigl’s high-maintenance tresses in “The Ugly Truth” told us that she was, well, high maintenance. And who can re-watch “When Harry Met Sally . . . ” (which I did recently, being in a Nora Ephron frame of mind) without wondering why Sally, just before getting between the sheets with Harry, found the time to go out and get a really bad perm?
There’s no point to these musings, on a busy post-vacation day. But here, for your perusal, is the trailer to Meryl Streep’s rather adorable-looking new movie, “It’s Complicated,” coming out in December. Note that Meryl’s hair looks fabulous, as if it suddenly acquired an accent or something. I wouldn’t expect anything less.

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