Monday, August 04, 2003

Yes, It is Fun to Hate

I just can't get enough of the bad reviews of Gigli. Seems like reviewers are competing to find the worst adjectives for it. I can only hope that Anthony Lane reviews in the New Yorker next week. Here's a sample from an article in the Times:

The Washington Post called the movie "enervated, torpid, slack, dreary and, oh yes, nasty, brutish and long."

The Los Angeles Times told readers, "Forget the hype — this movie would stink even without its big-ticket stars."

The New York Times said the movie, though it draws on various other movies, "has a special badness all its own."

The Wall Street Journal called it "the worst movie — all right, the worst allegedly major movie — of our admittedly young century."

Worse news for the film, though, may lie in the views of the relatively few who went to see it. Leith Mahkewa, visiting New York from outside Montreal, was blunt in her assessment on leaving a theater in Times Square. "Even though I fell asleep, I didn't miss anything," she said. "I'll tell friends."


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