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New York Times: Jen Garner is Captivating

New York Times: Jen Garner is Captivating

Jennifer Garner (in Oscar de la Renta) joins director David Leveaux for the opening night after-party of Cyrano De Bergerac at NYC’s Spotlight on Thursday.

“I’m ready for a glass of wine!” she said after making her Broadway debut Thursday night.”I’m just happy that I stayed on my feet and said everything that I was suppose to say.”

Added Jen‘s supportive hubby Ben Affleck: “She did fine! It was terrific, and I had a lot of fun. I’m really impressed by her courage and her talent.”

Even the New York Times can’t stop drooling over the captivating actress: “The latest in a series of boldface film and television actresses to test their stage legs (including Julia Roberts and Claire Danes), Ms. Garner seems by far the most comfortable. The action-ready, long-limbed presence that made her a natural for the spy series Alias lends a lively touch of the tomboy to Roxane. Like Cyrano, she doesn’t quite fit into the regimented world around her, and you can see why these two were meant to be together. Ms. Garner, I am pleased to report, makes Roxane a girl worth pining over.”

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  • kathastic

    that white dress look great on her

    and im so happy for her that she got good reviews!

  • piper, with a low

    Good for her.


    She looks great. So classy!

    Please Jared, write more stories about women like Jennifer Garner instead of Britney, Paris , Victoria and so on. It’s so much more interesting.

  • hs

    can she BE any uglier??
    she’s actually worse than britney, paris, etc

  • Lauren

    That’s fantastic!

    Can the moron above me explain how she’s a man stealer and worse than Britney & Paris? Seriously.

  • Violets Auntie

    Pretty woman. Pretty damn good reviews too. I heard the audience was very appreciative.

  • A Person

    I am not a Jennifer G fan, but I am very happy for her. And yes, she looks great in the dress.

    Go Jen Go

  • Anon

    The New York Times “gushing???” How cool. I accidentally met Jennifer Garner in Toronto at the film festival. She was taller then I expected, wore jeans and had NO make up on. And she looked beautiful, on a sidewalk in the Yorkville district. I am glad she did well in her stage debut on Broadway. It takes a ton of courage to go out there live in person and play a role every night. And I believe Ben is very proud. I am happy for them both. His directing debut was really fine.

  • James

    While J.Lo is flopping hard with her carreer garner is starting to grown! I can’t wait for juno

  • hooray

    i saw this during previews and while im no hardcore JG fan, she was VERY IMPRESSIVE!!! im glad the times – known for killing people – was able to see the same thing i saw!

  • love

    I saw the preview and LOVED it! she was very good :)
    she deserves the great reviews!!!

  • hooray

    killing as in everyone sucks in their reviews.

  • bea

    I think this year has been fantastic for Affleck┬Ęs family.
    For more about this cute family, come to my forum, in english and spanish.

  • Ha!

    Beautiful dress. She’s so cute. Good for her!

  • Frenchy

    Congrats to her on her Broadway debut.


    jennier is an angel love herrrrrrrr she looks pretty with this dress

  • piper, with a low

    I saw the trailer for Juno too. I’m looking forward to it, especially because of Ellen Page and Michael Cera.

    I’m neither a fan or hater of BenniferII or whatever the nickname, but I would recommend Ben’s flick ‘Gone, Baby, Gone’. For his first directorial effort, it was pretty good.

    And again, good for her. She is clearly carving out her career without relying on her or Ben’s or their combined starpower.

  • grace

    she got skinny!Whoa!She should gain some weight!

  • thats_right

    she looks so ugly

  • thats_right

    she looks so ugly

  • Lyrica

    Congrats to Jen. What a thrill it must be to hear all the applause and get those curtain calls.

  • mina

    The Post gave her pretty bad reviews.

  • kira

    Jennifer is always dressed appropriately for (all) occasions….a very lovely wife, mother, and actress!

  • French_Touch

    I am not fan her but i am very happy for her.
    What’s a pity,i am not living in USA.

  • mandy

    Congratulations to the Affleck family they are having a very good year. Keep up the good work, it is always refreshing to see positive people getting the credit that they deserve. God bless you.

  • Jade

    Good for her! I’am happy she did so good on her debut.It has to be
    hard to be in a live performance,compared to her movies.But she did great and I admire her courage,plus she looks so beautiful!!

  • the_original_nika

    yay for her.

  • daisy

    Not everyone is gushing over Jennifer Garner’s performance…as a matter of fact she is getting mixed reviews!!!!

  • p

    F*ck i hate this b*tch and Nicole Richee too!

  • Larice

    Good for her. The NY Times is respected while the NY Post and Daily News are mostly known for their gossip columns. She also got an excellent review in the Washington Post.
    I love her and Ben and the adorable little Violet. I am looking forward to “Gone Baby Gone” when it is released in my country in December.

  • lily

    Love Jen G.

  • sharah

    Does anyone have any other good alternative options then Just Jared for celeb websites? When I go to click on the larger image, it is full of advertisements and such, and I am sick of it! I want a clear image of the image I am trying to see, even if it is Kevin Kline with a false prosthetic.

  • Incripacu

    That’s a woman worth writting about! Someone with a sense of pride and self-respect… She’a an amazing actress, a great mother and a very pretty lady… I’m glad she’s getting good reviews, she deserves them…
    Beautiful in that white dress by the way…

  • mariadel barrio

    Bad reviews, lackluster, Jennifer Garner overacts, is miscast, doesn’t seem to fit in this period piece l8th Century gab…Kevin Kline a very respected actor and great actor is not helped by the supporting cast, just because the times gave it a good review and the Washington Post does not x out the poor reviews from very respected critics…especially the critics from NY1 who specialize in critiquing all the Broadway shows!!!!!!!!New York Post and New York Daily news may not be as respected as the Times or the Post, but they have good critics and they can make or break a movie or a play!!!!!!Everyone in New York checks out the post and Daily news to see how many stars a movie gets, if a movie gets one star or a bad review it is not good news. So whoever said that the Post and Daily news don’t matter are wrooooooooooooooong!!!!!

  • http://! Metoo

    Congrats to Jenn. She is doing something really courageous and I really admire that she is forging ahead in her career with something that is isn’t easy but streaches her as a performer. It really doesn’t matter what the critics say—they are doubly hard on TV and movie actresses anyway so the fact that she got plenty of postive reviews says a lot.

  • loriann

    yay jen!!! i love her! and i love cyrano

  • truthfully…..


  • mariadel barrio

    Oh, Pleeeeeeeeeez…critics do matter, or do they only matter when they give good reviews????should we just disregard the bad reviews????so she got mixed reviews some good some not so good so what…she’s nothing special…and give me a break about the courage s#it…where are you people from????I just don’t get that st#pid s#it. People must have such low self esteem to put this woman on a f#cking pedestal…what has she done lately f#cking nothing. It is so laughable. And what’s with the botox lips, damn…fuglie!!!!!!she wants to compete with Angie but no way cuz she ain’t cute.

  • Adoring fan

    I am so happy for her. She is my favorite. A lovely lady and very classy. No wonder so many people adore her. She is so delightful to follow. I wish her much continued love and success. She looks fantastic.

  • Beatrix

    Variety gave it a pretty negative review as well.