BOTB Dying Babes: Chloe Grace Moretz vs Mandy Moore vs Shailene Woodley

Posted: June 11, 2015 in Review

Last week ENTOURAGE might have bombed with American audiences but the ladies from the film were all a hit in the battle, with E’s leading lady, Emmanuelle Chriqui, topping her competition.This week, even though the critics are denying that ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is another sobfest waiting to prey on the hormones of teen girls everywhere and even though it’s a bit crass of me to have a battle of the dying chicks, well, that’s exactly what I’m doing.

Chloe Grace Moretz

Because IF I STAY did so poorly at the box office, we’re probably not going to see its companion novel get adapted and writer Gayle Foreman writes a much leaner, meaner and more interesting story when it’s from the male’s perspective. Still, Chloe Grace Moretz captured the naive glow of a teenager in love for the first time, faced with rough decisions. (I haven’t seen the movie, just the trailers, I’m not really praising the movie as much as I am Moretz.)

Mandy Moore

The movie that all my friends were fawning over was the same movie I wanted to smash into a zillion pieces. If anything A WALK TO REMEMBER sparked Hollywood’s needless obsession with adapting Nicholas Sparks books (made all the worse by the success of THE NOTEBOOK). I can’t blame Moore for it though, she was about as charming as one can get in such a contrived mess.

Shailene Woodley

The master of the YA adaptation movies, Shailene Woodley managed to make even a haggard girl wearing breathing tubes seem hot. (Come on, when she takes off her shirt and declares her and Augustus to be a hot mess, you can’t say you didn’t smile just a bit.) In THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, Shailene nailed the anger over dying and the way people treat those who are dying pretty damn well. She was feisty and lovable. Who wouldn’t want to die alongside her?

Which dying babe would you use the most tissues over: Chloe, Mandy or Shailene?


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