Why Ya Gotta Be So Hard on Gigli?

"It’s got Ben Affleck as a big, dumb mook, and, well, he’s pretty good at it. And it’s got Jennifer Lopez playing her most interesting character since Out of Sight [...] But those two are the reason that Gigli arrived with such built-in hostility from moviegoers and critics, because this was the film where the duo met and fell into the PDA-heavy romance that become such a constant, unceasing annoyance in the months that followed. It was a classic example of buyer’s remorse — through tabloids and entertainment 'news' programs, we couldn’t get enough Bennifer coverage, and then, in the blink of an eye, we’d had enough, we were done with them, and we didn’t want to see anything that had anything to do with them." Yeah! Sheesh. Actually, no, but still. [Flavorwire]


  • j'accuse! says:

    It's turkey time.

  • CMart says:

    I could not agree more with this analysis; seriously. It is a pretty good movie that unfortunately got lumped in with the eventual public backlash against the 24/7 Bennifer coverage.

    I would suggest people taking a look at it again, but this time with social blinders on.

  • Andrew says:

    The "turkey time" scene isn't even the most jaw-droppingly awful scene in the movie.

    That would be the scene where Affleck and that guy who was in Hangover and went "full retard" are sharing a bonding moment and the music swells oh so dramatically and touchingly and he blurts out..."Sometimes my penis sneezes".

    • j'accuse! says:

      I LOL'd that penis sneezing line. The creative geniuses behind Gigli should pull a Tommy Wiseau and claim they were trying to put together a "black comedy". Then do midnight showings.

  • KevyB says:

    A couple months back some show I was watching on my DVR was over and the real channel was in commercials, so I wandered into the kitchen and was just listening to the movie that was on and after about 15 minutes I wanted to throw things at the tv. I walked back into the room, saw those two morons and screamed "GIGLI!" I had tried so hard to get through my life without seeing any of that.

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