PHILADELPHIA -- Rachel McAdams's charisma died on Friday, May 13, after her performance in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris." It was six years old.
The charisma's demise was directly attributed to McAdams's abrasive, nails-on-a-chalkboard performance in a romantic comedy. The time of death was announced at roughly 11:05 a.m., 55 minutes into the movie's critics screening.
Viewers had seen the warning signs since 2009, when McAdams delivered lifeless performances in two high-profile films, "The Time Traveler's Wife" and "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." Things took a turn for the worst after her spunky, grating star turn in 2010's "Morning Glory."
Unfortunately, Allen's iffy handling of McAdams's character and the actress's mystifyingly shrill performance were too much.
The charisma's death is survived by happy, questionable memories of McAdams's turn in "Wedding Crashers," Zooey Deschanel, and Carey Mulligan. In related news in early May, Kate Hudson's effervescence was euthanized after the release of "Something Borrowed."