9 Underrated Jane Lynch Movies Fans Need to See
Loved Sue Silvester in "Glee"? Well, Jane Lynch might be famous for her TV roles first, but there's a lot of underrated movies in the actress' filmography.
"A Mighty Wind" (2003)
A world of folk music, teeming with nostalgia and melodies from a bygone era. When a legendary music producer passes away, his eclectic range of artists reunite for a grand tribute concert.
Jane Lynch, as Laurie Bohner, is a part of the "New Main Street Singers," a neuf-tet group drenched in harmony and eccentricities. Amidst the sound checks and backstage drama, intertwined stories of love, ambition, and redemption emerge, all set to a folk soundtrack.
"The Hammer" (2007)
Jerry Ferro's life, played by Adam Carolla, takes an unexpected turn when he realizes he might just have a shot at professional boxing.
Lynch plays the straightforward, no-nonsense public defender who never quite sees her client's potential. In a mix of determination and comedy, Ferro's journey to prove himself comes with punches, both in and out of the ring.
"Role Models" (2008)
Misfits, medieval reenactments, and community service converge in this tale of growing up and giving back. After a series of poor life choices, Wheeler (Seann William Scott) and Danny (Paul Rudd) find themselves mentoring two unique youngsters as a form of community service.
Lynch shines as Sweeny, the eccentric leader of Sturdy Wings, the mentorship program. With every curveball thrown their way, the unlikely quartet embarks on a hilarious journey of friendship and self-discovery.
"The Rocker" (2008)
Rock music and second chances go hand in hand in this comedic journey. Once a drummer for a legendary 80s band, Robert "Fish" Fishman, finds his life spiraling when he's unceremoniously ousted from the group.
Years later, he joins his nephew's high school band, with Lynch portraying the mother and the voice of reason in the tumultuous rock and roll escapade. Against a cacophony of drums, guitar riffs, and teenage angst, the path to redemption is as unpredictable as a live rock show.
High school transitions, a scavenger hunt, and teenage dreams shape the narrative. On the eve of their graduation, a group of girls sets out on an adventurous quest, all in the hopes of improving their social status.
Lynch is Gabby, a mother trying to understand her teenage daughter's world, navigating the complex dance of granting independence while maintaining boundaries.
"The Fugitive" (1993)
The classic tale of an innocent man on the run. Dr. Richard Kimble is accused of murdering his wife, but he knows the one-armed man is the real culprit. As he eludes Deputy Samuel Gerard and the authorities, he desperately seeks evidence to clear his name.
Among the myriad of characters in this high-stakes game of cat and mouse, Lynch appears in an early role, adding depth and dynamism to the story.
"Adventures of Power" (2008)
In a small town, Power discovers his unique talent: air drumming. Lynch, portraying Power's Aunt Joanie, supports and encourages his unconventional passion.
In an attempt to chase after his dreams, Power ends up on a quite a journey – all the way to Mexico and then New York, proving that passion and perseverance often lead to unexpected places.
"Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" (2007)
Music and melodrama converge in this biographical parody. Chronicling the tumultuous life of fictional musician Dewey Cox, the film journeys through his rise to fame, fall from grace, and subsequent redemption.
Here, we meet Lynch's character, a talk show host, who adds a rather unique flair to this comedic rendition of a troublesome musician's life.
"For Your Consideration" (2006)
Hollywood's award fever takes center stage. A film-within-a-film, this comedic narrative dives into the making of "Home for Purim," a small indie movie that unexpectedly finds itself in Oscar buzz territory.
Lynch teams up with Fred Willard as entertainment reporters, providing satirical commentaries that shed light on the idiosyncrasies of Hollywood's award season frenzy.