W ith nearly a half-dozen films in the can awaiting release, former Shickshinny resident Krysten Ritter is on the brink of big things. Here’s a look back at some of her best performances.
“Confessions of a Shopaholic” (2009, Disney, PG, $20 ): In this fluffy rom com about a fashion obsessive (Isla Fisher) forced to crack down on her spending habits, Ritter steals every scene she’s in. Fisher is the heroine (who lands the cute guy, played by Hugh Dancy) but Ritter seems to have the most fun as her wise-cracking best friend. She’s good enough to make you wish the whole movie was about her. Available now for sale, on Netflix and at rental outlets.
“Breaking Bad: The Complete Second Season” (2009, Sony, unrated, $40) During its skin-crawlingly intense second season, escalating medical bills, the murder of a drug lord and the appearance of a kooky rich girl (Ritter) put even more pressure on schoolteacher-turned-meth-cooker Walt (Bryan Cranston) and his slacker accomplice Jesse (Aaron Paul). As the season goes on, Ritter’s story line grows more and more intense, making it impossible not to be pulled in by this throat-grabber of a series. Available now for sale, on Netflix and at rental outlets.
“She’s Out of My League” (2010, Paramount, PG-13, $20) In the raunchy yet sweet comedy, Jay Baruchel stars as a Pittsburgh TSA agent who can’t believe his good fortune when “a perfect 10” (Alice Eve) falls for him. Ritter, who plays Eve’s best pal, isn’t the only cast member with a Keystone State connection. Mike Vogel hails from Abington, and Hayes McArthur is married to actress Ali Larter, whose folks live outside Allentown. Available now for sale, on Netflix and at rental outlets.