while Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times asserted that "she brings more presence and credibility to her role than is really expected; she acts without betraying the slightest awareness that she's inside a genre.
She starred with Pierce Brosnan and Chris Cooper in the 1940s film noir Married Life where she played Kay Nesbitt, a young widow who wins the affections of Brosnan and Cooper's older characters.
In preparation for the role, Mc Adams studied old films, particularly those of Kim Novak.
Vanity Fair invited Mc Adams, along with actresses Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley, to appear on its March 2006 cover, the annual Hollywood issue.
Upon arrival on the photo set, Mc Adams discovered it was a nude session, declined and left.
In 2015, her highest profile roles were in the second season of the HBO crime drama True Detective, and as journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in the drama Spotlight.
For her performance in Spotlight, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.Hair is still being taken care of and she looks normal.Look what a little coke will do to you and meeting “friends” in rehab who introduce you to all new kinds of wonderful drugs you never tried before.Todd Mc Carthy of Variety criticized her break from the big screen but felt that, despite a performance of "tender feeling", "her natural vivaciousness and spontaneity are straightjacketed" by the film noir format.Afterwards, Mc Adams starred with Tim Robbins and Michael Peña in the road trip comedy-drama The Lucky Ones, a story about three Iraq War soldiers on a brief road trip back in the United States.She was hailed by the media as Hollywood's new "it girl", and received a BAFTA nomination for Best Rising Star.