zadie on claire

“Ms. Danes is not your average actress. She has a graceful, natural body. She is in possession of a frankly enormous and unexpected nose, which she has never fixed and for which we thank the Lord. Her elastic face is kind, beautiful and expressive. Danes is to [Shopgirl] what Mirabelle is to L.A. - a diamond in the rough.”

- From a mostly-negative review of Shopgirl in the deliciously poppy section of film criticism section from Zadie Smith’s book of essays, Changing My Mind.