It’s tough to imagine condensing a decades-spanning profession into just under 10 minutes, but Julia Roberts, the Academy Award-winning rom-com queen, have that. Rolling Stone reports that during an appearance over the Late Overdue Show, she and James Corden skipped out on the Carpool Karaoke and made a decision to give people a one-of-a-kind retrospective.
Roberts was promoting her new film, Marvel, but the best benefit of her interview was a compilation of short displays she performed with Corden. Complete with wardrobe and placed changes, Roberts reenacted famous views — plus some not-so-famous ones, too — from her wide-ranging oeuvre. Bigger strikes such as Notting Hill, Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich all received some time, however, many of the comedy gold came from some of Roberts’ sleeper visits, like Closer, Mona Lisa Laugh, and Charlie Wilson’s Warfare.
Thanks to renewable screen technology and low-budget props like pancakes and pasta, the celebrities went to London, where Corden performed his best Hugh Offer, to the backwoods of America for Runaway Bride-to-be, complete with a “horse.” Overzealous Corden have manage to make Roberts break identity in the Steel Magnolias collection, though it’s tough to take any of it critically when both of them are swapping wigs at a breakneck pace and laughing through Roberts’ assignments.
Corden’s types of Roberts’ leading men (and women) are well worth a point out, too. His sleepy, slurry Hugh Offer was great, but his Tom Hanks and George Clooney — complete with twins and a container of tequila — almost stole the spotlight from Roberts’ megawatt giggle and enthusiasm. For fans that simply want to see Roberts’ most memorable figure, the Pretty Woman segment, which includes Vivian Ward’s now-iconic takedown of any sales clerk, happens at 3:50.
The whole production ends with a musical quantity from My Best Friend’s Wedding, which is the perfect thing to obtain a song caught up in supporters’ heads and appease anyone who was longing for the karaoke singalongs that Corden’s known for.