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Turning 18, she goes to work as a governess at the estate of Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender), where her plain-speaking ways and general spunkiness turn the class system on its head and the lord of the manor into a lovelorn idiot.
Thomas, however, gave the role a certain welcome spunkiness.
She overdoes the aggressive spunkiness at first, then relaxes comfortably into her role and provides a strong emotional center.
I have raised horses, dairy goats, cows and pigs and never have I seen such vigor and spunkiness in a newborn.
So far, she's giving every indication of living up to her namesake's spunkiness.
Bruins president Cam Neely isn't surprised by Thomas' spunkiness.
The messy head, the earnest conversation, our spunkiness and punkiness, our sense of fun, the self-deprecating overconfidence.
In a nutshell: Shakespeare does soccer in this goofy "Twelfth Night" update that gets by on the spunkiness of lead Amanda Bynes and an equally spirited supporting cast.
There's a spunkiness to the group scenes both on Gene's front porch and outside the movie theater where the boys take a date (splitting the cost and grumbling nonetheless).
But it's the earlier, quieter moments in which the duo really excel, recalling their other movies, both together and separately, in which they've charmingly melded brattiness and spunkiness to carve screen careers.
I think the appeal of this show has been in the spunkiness of the characters and storytelling style.
The foulmouthed spunkiness that was so winning in ``Erin Brockovich'' devolves here into a kind of shrill self-absorption.
In this, he is adequately but unremarkably served by Argo, a rugged and reliable character actor who must have been surprised by this opportunity to play a romantic lead opposite a young ingenue, and by Geffner, who appeared in "Fast Food, Fast Women" and whose fresh spunkiness can't entirely paper over the incongruities and incompleteness of her character as written.