The Good, the Meh, and the Ugly: Kate Hudson

by Cap'n Carrot on April 20, 2009 · 5 comments

in Film

kate-husdon-good-badKate Hudson turned 30 over the weekend which was the inspiration for the following post. The daughter of Goldie Hawn burst into the collective consciousness in Cameron Crowe’s 2000 film Almost Famous. For her role as Penny Lane the actress took home a Golden Globe and snagged an Oscar nomination; the future looked so bright.

So now, almost a decade later, how does her career shape up? Well, we investigate by breaking her career down into three categories: The Good (self-explanatory), The Meh (the films which fall into the category of flawed but still watchable), and The Ugly (you know, the ones so horrifically awful they caused you to break up with the crazy fool who drug you to them in the first place).

Here are the results:


The Good: Almost Famous

The Meh: Gossip, 200 Cigarettes, Desert Blue, Ricochet River, Dr. T & the Women

The Ugly: About Adam, Bride Wars, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Alex & Emma, Raising Helen, Four Feathers, The Skeleton Key, Fool’s Gold, My Best Friend’s Girl, Le Divorce, You, Me and Dupree

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  • Gorlog

    I would agree, but I have to put “The Skeleton Key” into the Meh column. Maybe I’m a sucker in the same way I loved all the “non alien” x file episodes… Not a good film but the “Skeleton Key” is totally watchable. However, I haven’t attempted to watch it a second time…

  • Chris

    I liked “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and “Four Feathers”. Okay the first is just a comedy and the other one a history drama. But who cares, its based on the individual taste.

  • Cap’n Carrot

    Based on your individual tastes you might swap out a film here or there, but the overall slope of her career would still be the same.

    And although I’m happy you get some enjoyment out of it, I simply can’t get on the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days bandwagon which is perhaps the most contrived film in all of cinematic history.

  • Gorlog

    Maybe she’ll try and resurrect her career with some film that she thinks will give her another Oscar nomination but totally suck… like JUNO II or some other misguided film concept.

  • Haverchuck

    X-files and The Skeleton Key should never be mentioned in the same sentence (besides this one).

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