Carell nicely balances sadness and the right touch of daffiness
She plays the archetypal character found in most teen films - the ugly duckling/nerd who will be redeemed by the final school bell - with a touch of daffiness
and a quiet (remember the language barrier) dignity that is far from cliche.
Rebecca Kennedy, as her secondin-command, has a likeable daffiness
that disappears with her telling of her childhood amid a disciplined stillness.
All of the poems that he read were marked by a thick sense of place, of the drought-wrought Pennsylvanian countryside where Taggart has lived for years, which served to root these reiterations in the daffiness
of a lived life while at the same time pressing that dailiness into a rarer territory.
He spent the best part of his life upholding the mighty tradition that anything can happen at Ebbets Field, the mother temple of daffiness
in the national game.
Tanaquil had no limit to her range and artistry: poetic lyricism in Symphony in C, sensual beauty in Afternoon of a Faun, fey daffiness
in The Concert, and insouciant sexiness in Western Symphony.
If you can somehow ignore the relentless flagellation of its leading woman, Ally McBeal's got enough winning daffiness
to give it a reason to exist, starting with the much-derided fantasy inserts that provide little flashes into McBeal's addled consciousness--what she's thinking but won't say to a client or a man she wants to sleep with (sometimes the same person), or a really gross hallucination.
Up to this last outburst, he had still believed Nick's capers were just harmless daffiness
, another joke pushed further than anyone but Nick would go.
His remarkable ability to combine athleticism, acrobatics, pathos, deadpan humor, and just plain daffiness
made him a mainstay of silent pictures.
Mother and daughter are well-paired, with Nielsen bringing bug-eyed daffiness
and fretful propriety to Madame de Volanges.