Seeing him in tux in S07E01 of Parks and Recreation led me to binge watch movies starring him. Oh, the gift of time. However, I'm at this point where I can't watch anymore of his movies due to too much exposure so I'll stick to listening to his podcast "U Talkin' U2 To Me" instead (plus the fact that this podcast is hilarious, I will stick around with or without the Adam Scott bubble, really).
To mark the end of an era (or to burst this bubble of mine), here are the movies/series I watched in the past week to satisfy my Adam Scott fascination.
Parks and Recreation: Ben Wyatt
Ben Wyatt is the perfect husband (next to my future hubby, of course). Adam played Ben's role so well I can actually imagine him walking around with his Letters to Cleo shirt IRL. Or maybe, he really is a fan of them.
The Secret World of Walter Mitty: Ted Hendricks
Friends With Kids: Jason Fryman
A.C.O.D : Carter
This movie is a bit cliche for me cause *spoiler alert* Adam's character and the friend he had the kid with ended up together, but overall I think Adam did a very good job in this movie. I felt like he was too much of a player when with Megan Fox's character (his girlfriend after having the baby with his friend) but was able to pull off that "I can be serious with a girl" attitude when with Jennifer Westfeldt's character (the mom of his kid in the movie, the friend).
Torque: FBI Agent Jay McPherson
So far the only movie I've seen Adam with a gun and it was funny! I think you must be high to truly enjoy this movie (that's Adam's thoughts too). It's like Fast and Furious in motorbikes and lucid drugs. Super enjoyed it (haha, NOT).
Adam playing a big brother here while dealing with his own unresolved childhood issues is an interesting storyline. Though I expected more "therapy" sessions, I think this is a decent one. Not his best role, but he's in starring in it.
Step Brothers: Derek Huff
Oh God! Adam can really be a meanie while dancing and lip synching Ice Ice Baby (that was a good song, huh?). I think that he is really funny here and is not taking his self too seriously.
I loved the message of this movie! Read my thoughts on this movie here. Though tbh I got confused in Adam's role here. He came off as that douche from highschool guy but turned out to be a softy in the end. It's romantic, I guess.
The Vicious Kind: Caleb Sinclaire
This movie is easily on my top 10 to watch and share with people. Not just because of the Adam Scott bubble. Maybe this is also the reason why I can't watch anymore movies of him (for now) because this one set a very high standard for him.
The movie is so intense I had to pause in the middle of it to gather my thoughts. Read about my mid movie thoughts here.
Adam actually won several awards here so I know I am not the only one to be amazed on his performance. But sh*t he's good! He was playing an
almost psychopath here. His role is funny, scary, intense, pathetic, sad, and everything in between. He played it well!
Really guys, watch it! Forget the other movies I mentioned prior, this is the one to go to for you to see how good Adam Scott is. The others will just be enough to entertain you until he surprises as with another one like this.
No More For Now
So for now, no more Adam Scott movies. I have Leap Year, The Aviator, Star Trek (yes, he's in it for a bit too) waiting for me but will have to park them to give chance to others.
Though, as mentioned earlier I will continue to listen to his podcast (which is really fun btw, go listen to it even if you are not a very big U2 fan). Also, I have plans of watching the now defunct series "Party Down" where he starred in cause I have seen a cult following in it and they say Adam is good in his role in there. So, let's see.
Parks and Recreation
Friends With Kids
The Vicious Kind