Before ‘The House at the End of the Street’ came out, the only rotten score on Jennifer Lawrence’s filmography was ‘Burning Plain’, with Charlize Theron. However, that could more or less be discounted because it was one of her first feature films, she had a small part, and it also managed to bring her a lot of acting notices as well as an award for Best Newcomer at the Venice International Film festival. However, out of her 8 released movies, 7 of them were fresh – and Lawrence had been on a streak since Winter’s Bone opened in 2010. Unfortunately, ‘House at the end of the Street’ has now added to the rotten list, and it counts more as Lawrence is up and front as the lead of the movie, unlike in ‘Burning Plain’. Of course, you could argue that every actor and actress has bad movies on their resume, especially one as young as Lawrence. However, no other young actress has proved them so consistently nor has shot to the top of the A-list over such little time.
It’s unfortunate, especially counting that ‘House’ was shot before her Oscar nomination and before she launched into the stratosphere with the ‘Hunger Games’. One can only hope that Lawrence is taking a better look at her projects now, but her upcoming slate leaves a lot of promise: ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ is pretty much guaranteed fresh, and Serena (a Suzanne Bier film) will most likely also be in award contention. The other movies remaining are ‘Catching Fire’ and the ‘X-Men: First Class’ sequel, both of whose predecessors were fresh.