Sarcastic, clever characters in recent films (2000-2013)
February 3, 2013 10:09 PM   Subscribe

Looking for sarcastic, clever, witty characters like Winona Ryder's in "Beetlejuice" or "Heathers", or Parker Posey's in "Kicking and Screaming"* (the Noah Baumbach film, not the one with Will Ferrell), films made around 2000-2013. Ideally there will be YouTube clips for the best scenes.

* The scene where Parker Posey's characters and one other make fun of the patrons a club is exactly the idea I'm looking for.
posted by 4midori to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Ghost World
posted by pink_gorilla at 10:42 PM on February 3, 2013 [6 favorites]

"Juno" is one that leaps to mind - quite a witty turn by Ellen Page.
posted by dotgirl at 10:56 PM on February 3, 2013 [8 favorites]

Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (actually don't watch that trailer, it kind of spoils one of the best scenes. Trust me, it's a good movie)
posted by cali59 at 11:02 PM on February 3, 2013 [6 favorites]

Mean Girls is a treasure trove for this.
posted by lunasol at 11:13 PM on February 3, 2013 [2 favorites]

Fat Amy made Pitch Perfect for me
posted by BAKERSFIELD! at 1:52 AM on February 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

Seth Green's Ezekiel in the tragically underrated low comedy Sex Drive (note: last 5 seconds of the clip are NSFW).
posted by fairmettle at 2:53 AM on February 4, 2013

Absolutely seconding Ghost World.
posted by Decani at 4:48 AM on February 4, 2013

Emma Stone in Easy A.
posted by windbox at 5:49 AM on February 4, 2013 [2 favorites]

Brad Pitt in Fight Club?

Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting is possibly in your range or possibly too early for you.
posted by troywestfield at 6:59 AM on February 4, 2013

Thanks, all.
posted by 4midori at 10:29 AM on February 4, 2013

Albert in Twin Peaks.
posted by professor plum with a rope at 1:10 PM on February 4, 2013

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