As we kick off the first Tuesday of the month to bring you some must-stream movies, we're also wishing Rebel Wilson all the best as today's her birthday!
Wilson is known for bringing her hilarious over-the-top personality into most every role she's had, and we can't get enough of it.
To give proper recognition to her comedic talent and her birthday, we've picked out 3 her of must-stream movies that you shouldn't miss.
This was one of Wilson's first films, and she was given a much smaller role, but even with her limited time on screen, she proved to audiences she was going places. Her purposefully awkward conversations with Kristen Wiig proved to be hysterical, not to mention her attempt to remedy her wildly infected back tattoo by pouring frozen peas on it. This iconic female ensemble comedy film was only strengthened by having Wilson as a character for Wiig to interact with at home.
Comedy / 2011 / R
Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman whose own life is a mess, but when she learns that her lifelong best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is engaged, she has no choice but to serve as the maid of honor. Though lovelorn and almost penniless, Annie, nevertheless, winds her way through the strange and expensive rituals associated with her job as the bride's go-to gal. Determined to make things perfect, she gamely leads Lillian and the other bridesmaids down the wild road to the wedding.
This is Wilson's breakout film where she showed us what her triple threat talent looks like. She sings, dances, and acts in the film, and this is where her comedic talent absolutely shines brighter than all of her co-stars. Wilson's confidence in herself radiates through her character and it's infectious, making her the rebel of the bunch (pun definitely intended).
Comedy / 2012 / PG-13
College student Beca (Anna Kendrick) knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.
In one of her most recent films, which received an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and earned her a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Wilson plays Fraulein Rahm, a Nazi leader who teaches kids Nazi propaganda and gives them guns and explosives. Her role in this comedy-drama satire is a unique one because she still brings her larger-than-life personality to the character which makes for some funny moments, but the subject matter of the film isn't purely comedic, and can and should make audiences feel uncomfortable at times.
Comedy Drama / 2019 / PG-13
Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend -- Adolf Hitler -- Jojo must confront his blind nationalism as World War II continues to rage on.
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