Julia Roberts, LOL!
Were you guys aware that you LOVE Julia Roberts’ laugh? No?
When I’m made to think of it…sure, she is a lovely gal. She has a lovely laugh, why?
(Well, it’s more of a cackle now that I’m thinking, but …yes. )
Why are you asking us this, Voodrew?
Well, here’s the thing. One of my tragic character flaws is that I overanalyze things quite a bit. I recognize patterns and trends and get annoyed by them quicker than most. I go from casual observer, to John Nash in Beautiful Mind, making charts and crap in the shed behind my house with very little provocation.
I was working the other day, and the trailer for the new movie Valentine’s Day came on in the background. I wasn’t paying much mind until I heard Julia Roberts’s famous cackle, and then I looked up.
(You will find said cackle below at 0:14)
I had a thought in the back of my mind that was something akin to “Oh that Julia Roberts, seeing her happy warms my heart. I remember that laugh way back when I saw the trailer for Pretty Woman, when Richard Gere snaps the necklace box down onto her finger.”
Heh, and that Duplicity trailer.
Oh and…the Stepmom trailer.
Wait…wait a second.
Wait……That friggin’ cackle is in almost every FRIGGIN’ TRAILER!
Because it’s impossible for me to let anything like this go, I went to the Youtubes, and I just started searching for Julia Roberts movie trailers.
I’ll be (*&$%*)ed if almost every single one of her movies has her laughing that deep…hearty…cackle somewhere in the trailer.
Usually following a “Woo” or a “Starring Julia Roberts.”
Sure you have the Mary Riley’s, the Charlie Wilson’s Wars and the Sleeping with the Enemys which have nary a cackle, but think about this…
Almost EVERY ONE of her movies, that do not have her laughing in the trailer bombed the Box Office. Conspiracy Theory, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. I know I know, logic would dictate it’s not about the trailer; it’s that we want to see her light hearted roles.
Sad Fact folks: You LOVE the Julia Roberts laugh, and they know how to market the ($%&*) out of it.
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Sit and bask in it.