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Critics dog "Gigli"

Critics Call Affleck, J Lo. Movie 'Gigli' a Turkey
Wed Jul 30, 3:52 PM ET Add Entertainment - Reuters to My Yahoo!


By Mark Egan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Call it one of the biggest turkeys of all time.


The romance between Ben Affleck (news) and Jennifer Lopez (news) has captivated the American public, but their first movie together is already being called a low point of cinema history.


If early reviews are anything to go by, the pairing of the real-life love birds in the movie "Gigli" looks set to bomb when it opens at the U.S. box office Friday.


Among its biggest problems is a love scene in which Lopez spreads her legs and tells a smoldering Affleck, "It's turkey time. Gobble, gobble."


Humphrey Bogart (news) and Lauren Bacall (news) it ain't.


"Witless, coarse, and vulgar, 'Gigli' is worse than its advance buzz could have indicated," wrote Fox News critic Roger Friedman. "The film -- if you can call it that -- is a total, mindless disaster."


The New York Post on Wednesday ran a full-page splash blasting the movie. "The 'Gigli' is Up," the paper wrote, adding, "Ben-Jen bomb was made for walking."


Much of the movie features Affleck's efforts to change Lopez' character from being a lesbian into a straight woman. Needless to say, by the time she's saying, "Gobble, gobble," she's changed sides.


The romantic gangster film pairs a couple who have been almost omnipresent in U.S. tabloids for months and who have been touted as among the sexiest people in the world.


While their romance was said to have been originally sparked with the shooting of "Gigli," critics see little of that spark in the movie. Critics have compared the film to such box office flops as Madonna (news - web sites)'s "Swept Away," Mariah Carey (news)'s "Glitter" and Britney Spears (news) vehicle "Crossroads."


"From 'Gigli's' first test screenings, where writer-director Martin Brest clashed with Revolution studio chief Joe Roth over the film's final act and pace, to the film's poster, which allegedly featured a retouched version of Lopez's famous derriere (which the studio denies), nearly every step of the film's path to the screen has been chronicled by the Internet, the tabloids and, eventually, the mainstream media," the Los Angeles Times wrote.


"Taken together, 'Gigli' has single-handedly disproved the maxim that there's no such thing as bad publicity."
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That sounds bad....Really Bad!
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i think you can immediately presume anything starring jennifer lopez is going to be bad. that girl has some serious identity issues in my opinion.
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i hope jersey girl is better


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i think you can immediately presume anything starring jennifer lopez is going to be bad. that girl has some serious identity issues in my opinion.
the cell was hot


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i think you can immediately presume anything starring jennifer lopez is going to be bad. that girl has some serious identity issues in my opinion.

I agree that Jennifer Lopez has some identity issues, she thinks she's Julia Roberts! LOL

but I agree with DL, The Cell was an interesting movie if not good. However, those choices are way behind J.Lo she's on another mission.
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Jersey Girl is directed by Kevin Smith right? The creater of: Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.... If so, it will at least be funny. Assuming they put Jay and Bob in it.

But I think Gigli looked shitty from the first time I saw the previews... Nothing I'd pay to watch.

On the other hand, as pathetic as it sounds.. I will be going and paying to see "Freddy vs. Jason" on Aug 15th

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On the other hand, as pathetic as it sounds.. I will be going and paying to see "Freddy vs. Jason" on Aug 15th
Yeah that's pretty pathetic. LOL
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I agree that Jennifer Lopez has some identity issues, she thinks she's Julia Roberts! LOL
So true, she's such a wannabe. I'm not at all surprised at the critics' response.

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Yeah that's pretty pathetic. LOL
Well I'm single now.... so I have a lotta time on my hands

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Well I'm single now.... so I have a lotta time on my hands
Yeah me too, I just don't know if I have THAT much time on my hands.

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Yeah me too, I just don't know if I have THAT much time on my hands.

Well I have THAT much time on my hands now.... I dunno, I'm going to be very bored for a while. This weekend, motorcycle lessons.... Next weekend I think I'm going to the fair with my ex and some friends .... After that the Freddy vs. Jason flick....... Oh damn, somebody shoot me now.

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Well I have THAT much time on my hands now.... I dunno, I'm going to be very bored for a while. This weekend, motorcycle lessons.... Next weekend I think I'm going to the fair with my ex and some friends .... After that the Freddy vs. Jason flick....... Oh damn, somebody shoot me now.
Well that's much fuller than my weekend. Friday, I don't work so its take my car to get some new brakes and then take a stray dog we are caring for to the vet. She's all white but her fur is falling out and she has sores. Then hopefully a nap.

Saturday wake up late, clean and nap

Sunday wake up late, clean and well you get the hint.

I'll probably watch 4 or more DVD's this weekend. Hopefully go see Bad Boys II. So yes I like to waste my money too!
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I snoozed at the trailer, I can certainly imagine what quality the movie will be. (I certainly will be keeping my 5.75 this weekend)
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If snoozed at the trailer, I can certainly imagine what quality the movie will be. (I certainly will be keeping my 5.75 this weekend)
Well someone likes the matinee hour?
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