I like Jodie Foster's performances in most movies. I think she's a great actress. However, I just saw Elysium. And I'm wondering, what is up with her beyond-awful accent in this film? She starts out speaking French (which is fine), then she switches to English and her voice just kinda globetrots and ends up sounding like she overdubbed her own performance in some amateurish, over-pronunciated dialect that pegs 100 on the Stilt-O-Meter. It's as if she applied every vocal choice Meryl Streep ever decided against. Is it just me, or did anyone else find it incredibly strange, like she figured this must be how people speak in the future, even though no one else around her does? Somewhere in Cambridge, Stephen Hawking is thinking, "I now have the second most-artificial accent on the planet."