Though he is perhaps best known and adored for his role as Daniel Desario on TV’s “Freaks and Geeks,” I’m a big fan of James Franco’s movies, too! In so many of his roles, he’s proven his range — from light-hearted comedies to serious, gripping dramas, it seems like he can act every part! If you’re a fan, and want to make sure you’ve seen everything he’s done, I can get you started… here are 7 great James Franco movies…
1. Your Highness
In theaters now!
Even the super-snooty NPR reviewer loved this movie! He said it’s not as good as the Monty Python movies, but what movie is? Your Highness is raunchy, but hilarious, and apparently, Natalie Portman and James Franco turn in stellar performances. We already knew James Franco can do comedy, but in this he really shines!
2. 127 Hours
Price: $15.99 at amazon.com
Though we all already know the story of Aron Ralston, the hiker who got stuck, alone in a crevasse in 2003, and had to sever his own arm to get himself out and survive the ordeal. But in this movie, James Franco makes Aron’s story believable but not overly gory, and the man himself goofy but loveable. You find yourself rooting for him, again, even though you know how the story ends.
3. Eat Pray Love
Price: $19.49 at amazon.com
While I must admit I am immune to the supposed charms of this book, I loved James Franco in this movie! He plays a somehow reluctant boyfriend to Julia Roberts, slightly stiff and unhappy… he’s brilliant! And the movie itself is actually quite good, not like the book, which I found to be preachy and fluffy. I’d travel the world, too, if money was no object!