Well, can you really have an objective opinion re: your avatar?
I kid, I kid.
I ADORE Renee in the Bridget Jones series... I could watch her for days in that role.
I adored her in Chicago, even have the DVD. I even liked her in "Down With Love".
But I can't shake her performance in her earlier roles like Jerry Maguire and The Bachelor... all she did was pout, make faces and remember her lines and bam she's an actress. I didn't feel EMOTION from her in those roles. "You had me at hello" <-- er, no you didn't... where's my damn refund?
SHOW ME THE MONEY! When she does that it's more annoying than endearing.
I watched Cold Mountain and didn't even make it to her part in the film. It bored me to fucking tears! So, I really have no comment on her performance in that film.
This is the problem with Hollywood... there's one hot person who gets nominated for Oscars a few times and suddenly they're deemed the next big thing. She doesn't live up to the hype. There are actresses who hardly get any roles because they are too old, the wrong race, etc. but she blew up.
It's perhaps unfair for Renee to get the backlash of the "It" girl syndrome but the status quo scenario is getting tired. The Oscars of the past few years have shaken up the status quo so maybe the backlash will end.