By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully May 10, 2004 at 5:21AM
Milla Jovovich -- "Dummy"
Okay, so I've always thought I would like to marry--or at least have a "Before Sunrise"-like weekend with Milla, but I've grown out of that (okay, I haven't, but that's beside the point). Regardless, I've always truly believed that she was overflowing with talent. After seeing "Dummy," I think she might be a bona fide genius. Her portrayal of Fangora is a shocking revelation. At the Target, and when she's studying at her desk and tells her mother off--I was in such awe that I rewatched those moments many times in a row. Actually, now that I think about it, she made me do the same thing at one point in Bob Rafelson's otherwise forgettable "No Good Deed," when she was freaking out to music in the car towards the end. This is a Truly Gifted Actor, and I would just like to warn her that she is going to get a chance to shine like never before in my film "Ping-Pong Summer," which we are working putting together at this very moment. They will have to invent a new award for what she's going to do in this film. For now, y'all can satiate yourselves with her performance in "Dummy." Seriously, check it out.