Marc Savlov of Austin Chronicle applauded the main cast saying they were "all excellent in their roles" and noted that "Zellweger's character – all squeals and caged sexuality – seems a bit too close to Juliette Lewis' Mallory Knox (of Natural Born Killers) to be as fresh as it should be".
The movie had a negative critical reception but Zellweger was considered a stand out among the cast members; Rotten Tomatoes' consensus was: "Despite a terrific soundtrack and a strong early performance from Renee Zellweger, Empire Records is mostly a silly and predictable teen dramedy." Zellweger became widely known to audiences with Jerry Maguire (1996), in which she played the romantic interest of Jerry, Tom Cruise' character.
Fast forward three years and Bradley is now loved up with model Suki, 22 – and he has even talked about wanting babies one day. Now loved up with boyfriend of two years Doyle Bramhall II, Renee appears to have finally found peace. I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows.’ She described the speculation that she has had surgery as ‘silly’ and said: ‘I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn’t allow for taking care of myself.
And after the love life she’s had (remember the marriage to Kenny Chesney that lasted just four months? Rather than stopping to recalibrate, I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion.
I just love her.’ We all got excited that a wedding could be imminent.
But then he ended things, with rumours swirling that he wasn’t ready to commit. Or is she sub-consciously morphing into his new love? Renee responded this week to the speculation about her changed face with the ultimate slapdown, admiting she DOES look different…because she’s happy.
Speaking of her decision to take an extended break from Hollywood, she said: "It was time, it was time, I wanted to do some other things that there's not a lot of time for when you're caught up in the cycle of making films, because they tend to overlap.
But the beauty shop [scene] got cut." Zellweger's first main role in a movie came with the 1994 horror film Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, alongside Matthew Mc Conaughey.
She played Jenny, a teenager who leaves a prom early with three friends who get into a car accident, which leads to their meeting a murderous family, led by the iconic Leatherface.
However, Janet Maslin of The New York Times, praised her and co-star Mc Conaughey, remarking that both "do show signs of what would soon make them famous. Zellweger, sweet and sprightly and a natural-born ditz, may be the only actress who could point a gun bravely at a killer, then simply shriek and drop it and scamper away".
Cooper used to date Renee Zellweger and Zoe Saldana, both fairly close to his own age.
Renee Zellweger‘s new face has caused shockwaves around the world but I think there is one woman who should be more shocked than most – her ex boyfriend Bradley Cooper‘s new girlfriend Suki Waterhouse.