What?s with all the bad onscreen haircuts lately? Javier Bardem and Ryan Gosling have already made people cover their eyes because of their crappy coifs, but this week Laura Linney (see review, below) weighs in with a wig that?ll curl your, er, toes. Here?s the long and short of this hair-raising trend.
in The Savages
HAIR-RAISING LOOK Didn't Susan Sarandon sport this look back in the 1980s?
ROOTS OF THE PROBLEM Wendy Savage is stuck in childhood and clings to a 'do that's a preteen's idea of pretty.
in No Country For Old Men
HAIR-RAISING LOOK Demented Beatle on the warpath
ROOTS OF THE PROBLEM Like his weird unplaceable accent, the hair makes Bardem's character seem like a sociopathic murder machine who doesn't know where he is or what era he's in.
in Lars And The Real Girl
HAIR-RAISING LOOK $8 barbershop special, with a 'stache last seen on a 19th-century snake oil salesman
ROOTS OF THE PROBLEM Lars is so socially maladjusted he doesn't care what his hair -- or wardrobe -- look like. (Chances are, his dad looked just like this.)
in Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
HAIR-RAISING LOOK The little boy from Jurassic Park
ROOTS OF THE PROBLEM Like Lars, Portman's Molly has serious self-esteem issues, so she's gone out and got a haircut that makes her look like a boy -- but not in a good way.