Adam Brody is most times confused with The Pianist actor, Adrien Brody. Adam is not only an actor but a producer and a musician. This talented artist has had some amazing movies to his credit, appearing as minor and major characters in movies and TV shows that make up the Adam Brody filmography. His career which kicked off in 1999 with a TV series appearance has spanned over two decades. He entered into the world of films when he played the role of Jack in the 2000 indie film, Neverland.
Other films and TV shows in Adam Brody’s filmography include American Pie 2 (2000), The Sausage Factory (2001-02), Grind (2003), The O.C. (2003-07), Mr and Mrs Smith (2005), In the Land of Women (2007), Death in Love (2008), Jennifer’s Body (2009), The Romantics (2010), Scream 4 (2011), Lovelace (2013), Life Partners (2014), Sleeping with Other People (2015), Billy and Billie (2015), StartUp (2016), and one of his most recent and popular work, the superhero sci-fi movie Shazam (2019).
Despite the hurdles and obstacles he has faced in his career, Adam Brody has pushed forward and hence become an actor with prospects and one to watch out for. This article would examine the greatest and finest movies Adam was involved in and those that were bad based on their commercial success, critical success as well as audience perceptions and ratings.
Adam Brody’s Filmography
1. Mr and Mrs Smith (2005)
Arguably one of the most popular movies released in 2005, Mr and Mrs Smith is not your regular action comedy film. Its storyline is bound to keep you intrigued and glued. This movie was cleverly scripted by Simon Kinberg and directed by Doug Liman. Starring alongside Adam Brody are Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn, and Kerry Washington. – with Brad and Angelina playing the titular roles – John and Jane Smith.
The movie as expected was a box office hit. The amount budgeted for its production was $110 million whereas its box office sales grossed up to $478. 2 million. Despite its box office successes, it didn’t soar so high critically as it was met with mixed critical reactions. Some critics felt it had way too many explosions, however, in all, it was a very entertaining movie. The audience approval rating was slightly above average. On Rotten Tomatoes the movie had a 58% rating and 6.5/10 on IMDb.
2. Billy and Billie (2015 – present)
Don’t we just love ‘love stories’, especially the ones with an unexpected twist? Billy and Billie is a love story between the main characters, their challenges as young lovers and the shocking fact that they are half-siblings. Andy Brody plays the role of Billy, the step-brother. He appears opposite Lisa Joyce, Li Jun Li, and Jan Maxwell.
This TV show is the masterpiece of the acclaimed Neil LaBute, writer, and director of award-winning films like In the Company of Men (1997), Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Possession (2002), Hell on Wheels and Billions. Billy and Billie received positive reception and reactions from both critics and the audience. This is evident in its audience (100%) and critics (97%) rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
3. Curfew (2019 – present)
This is another success story from Adam Brody’s filmography. Curfew is one of Adam Brody’s recent project and has so far being one of his most successful, judging from the critical reception as well as audience approval gauged from aggregation on movie-rating sites. On Rotten Tomatoes, both critical and audience ratings are above 80, indicating wide range acceptance.
The series first premiered in UK and Ireland on 22 February 2019 on Sky One. It was developed by Matthew Read. A virus outbreak leads the government to impose on a 7 am – 7 pm curfew, and anyone caught past curfew time will meet an uneasy fate. This outbreak also leads to a deadly race for freedom, of which reward is the sanctuary.
4. The Ring (2002)
Are you a fan of horror movies, then this 2002 horror-thriller might interest you. In addition to Adam Brody, the cast includes Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox, and Daveigh Chase. It was directed by Gore Verbinski and written by Ehren Kruger. It is basically the remake of a Japanese horror movie and based on a novel, both bearing the same title.
The film tells the story of a videotape that is said to bring death after seven days to anyone who watches it and a journalist investigates its relationship with the death of four teenagers, including her niece.
This movie was a box office hit with $249.4 million in sales. It recovered and exceeded its original budget of $48 million. Like some commercially successful movies, it failed to impress a lot of reviewers as it met with mixed reception and reactions. As for the audience, they were not too enthusiastic about its rating as seen in their 48% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. On a brighter note, audience approval on IMDb was more favorable as it was rated at 7.1/10.
5. Scream 4 (2011)
The Scream franchise has been on for over two decades beginning with the release of Scream (1996). The fourth installment in the series was released in 2011 but was not as successful as some of its predecessors but did well nevertheless. This installment was written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven. Its cast included the likes of Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Anderson, Alison Brie, Marielle Jaffe, and Erik Knudsen.
It was yet another movie of a lot of murders whose culprit eluded many. A survivor of the Ghostface massacre returns to Woodsboro to embark on her book tour. As she arrives so also does the Ghostface killer who is after her and anyone who loves her. The movie was able to double its $40 million budget as it grossed $97.1 million at the box office. Responses from the audience are slightly positively above average. On Rotten Tomatoes, it had an approval rating of 55% and 6.1 stars on IMDb.
6. Gilmore Girls (2000 – 2007)
Lauren Graham, Keiko Agena, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, and Edward Herrmann starred alongside Adam Brody in this American comedy television series. Gilmore Girls ran from October 5, 2000 – May 15, 2007, consisting of 7 seasons with 153 episodes. This series has been so successful with positive reception as well as ratings. 86%, 9 and 8.1 are its individual audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Tv.com and IMDb.
Andy Brody played the role of Dave Rygalski, a band member and Season 3 boyfriend to a girl called Lane Kim, a rebel who lived a secret lifestyle. The story was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and 6 seasons were first aired on The WB while the last season was on The CB.
7. The O.C (2003 – 2007)
Adam Brody has appeared in a lot of popular and successful television shows or series and this is one of them. The O.C which stands for Orange County, a town in California where the film was shot, is about the life of a teenager, Ryan – gifted but troubled. He gets adopted, has a new brother, and faces life as a teenager and an outsider in a high-class world.
This Josh Schwartz series was first aired on Fox Network. Initially, it had a positive reception and high ratings but the ratings began to decline as the series went on, leading to its eventual cancellation on February 22, 2007. However, its ratings on popular review sites remain high. On Rotten Tomatoes, The O.C had an average audience score of 72%. It also did well on TV.com and IMDb.
8. The Ten (2007)
This 2007 movie was written by David Wain and Ken Marino and was directed by the former. It starred Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, and Famke Janssen.
The Ten is about ten quirky stories all based on a commandment from the biblical Ten Commandments. Each story is intertwined with each other. The movie was produced with $5.2 million but grossed only $785,528 at the box office. It did poorly with the audience when it came to ratings on popular review sites. It was scored 40% on Rotten Tomatoes while it recorded a 5/10 success rating on IMDb.
9. Smiley Face (2007)
Despite Anna Faris’ brilliant acting and Gregg Araki more than average directing blended with a well-written script by Dylan Haggerty, Smiley Face was an abysmal failure commercially. It can be safely placed as the worst movie Adam had ever appeared on. Apart from Adam and Anna, stars like Danny Masterson, John Krasinski, Jayma Mays, Marion Ross, Jane Lynch, and Roscoe Lee Browne were also cast in this movie.
It made only $179.3 million at the box office and wasn’t so much of the audience’s favorite as it was the critics. The critics found it funny and outrageously so, good enough to serve as an entertaining comedy. However, its ratings showing audience approval were not so impressive. On Rotten Tomatoes the audience approval score was 44% and 5.7/10 stars on IMDb.
10. StartUp (2013 – 2018)
As always, Adam brought his A-game to the set but unfortunately, it wasn’t good enough. This is one of the worst TV shows of all the works in Adam Brody’s filmography. The show was described by Rotten Tomatoes as ‘a let down’, indicating its failure to impress the critics. The critics on this platform scored the first season 36% while the audience, who seemed to enjoy the show, awarded the series a 91% rating on the same site.
The series had on set Edi Gathegi, Otmara Marrero, Martin Freeman, Ron Perlman, Addison Timlin, and Mira Sorvino working alongside Adam. It was created by 30 Days Of Night writer and director, Ben Ketai.