Anna Faris was simultaneously great as a supremely self-absorbed starlet in Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation and the only reason to endure those execrable Scary Movie movies. She was was the only funny thing about My Super Ex-Girlfriend (her delivery of the banal line "Why did G-Girl throw a shark at us?" is a thing of beauty), and her performance in Smiley Face will in time become the stuff of comedians'-comedian legend. In the meantime, it's one hell of a funny movie.
Sure, that played-for-laughs date rape scene in Observe and Report is way queasy making, but without Faris it would be flat-out repellent. Oh, and she can act: Check out her small but memorable part in Brokeback Mountain.
I don't know why Faris doesn't get the acclaim of Tina Fey or Amy Peohler, but this is my small attempt to celebrate Faris' uniquely warped genius... Let's hear it folks! A big hand for the little lady (seriously -- she's 5'5" tops) whose fearlessness should inspire us all!