Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are in love and plan to get married, as you already know unless you are sealed off from all media, in which case you are not reading this review, so put it down. Because they are a famous couple, starring in a movie romance, we expect something conventional and predictable and that is not what we get from "Gigli." The movie tries to do something different ...
The only people likely to get a kick out of Gigli -- the first screen teaming of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez -- are Madonna and her director hubby Guy Ritchie. Finally there's a movie as jaw-droppingly awful as their "Swept Away." Read full review
Joel Siegel of Good Morning America awarded the film with a "D" rating and stated in his review "To qualify as a historic failure, a film needs a measure of pretension and all Gigli ever wanted to be was a romantic comedy. What it is is a dreadful romantic comedy."
Aug 21, 2003 · Putnam said in his review that “Gigli” is “an entertaining romantic comedy with a fresh, wicked edge…ignites more steamy chemistry than any movie romance this year.” Roger Ebert said in his review, “Lopez and Affleck are sweet and appealing in their performances; the buzz said they didn’t have chemistry, but the buzz was wrong.”
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Put together enough pointless, random details, and you get Gigli, a movie that's less incompetent than bewildering.
- Martin Brest
- Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bartha
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Gigli is usually included in any listing of worst movies of all time. In his review Roger wrote:” The movie tries to do something different, thoughtful, and a little daring with their relationship, and although it doesn’t quite work, maybe the movie is worth seeing for some scenes that are really very good.”
But back to Gigli. This movie is not the best movie ever made, and I was never going to make it out like that, but the movie tells a coherent story with some good laughs and a scene stealing cameo from Al Pacino. The movie falls apart in the last 20 minutes or so with an ending that goes on way too long with a payoff that's completely unecissary.
For what it's worth, Ebert really really liked the original film and felt it ideally achieved its realistic terror and shock as opposed to the remake being a contrived excuse for brainless gore and depravity. [c] [size=0.5]"The best way to destroy a taste for what is bad, is to cultivate a taste for what is good."
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