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Gigli (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  1 August 2003 (USA)
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The violent story about how a criminal lesbian, a tough-guy hit-man with a heart of gold, and a mentally challenged man came to be best friends through a hostage.

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High School Kid #6 (as Dwight P. Ketchum)
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Storyline

Gigli, a lowly and inept hitman, is assigned a job by the mob to kidnap an intellectually disabled brother of a California district attorney. Gigli abducts the brother from his mental hospital and holds him hostage in his apartment. Ricki, a "lesbian assassin", is sent to oversee Gigli's job and make sure he doesn't screw it up. Comedic high jinks ensue as the two go on the lam and start to fall in love. Written by Ilya G.

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Murder. Blackmail. Temptation. Redemption. It's been a busy week. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, pervasive language and brief strong violence | See all certifications »

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1 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,753,518 (USA) (1 August 2003)

Gross:

$50,385 (Brazil) (21 November 2003)
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Jennifer Lopez was paid $12,000,000 for her role, while Ben Affleck was paid $12,500,000 for his. Both of their salaries combined are more than three times the film's overall worldwide gross of $7,266,209. See more »

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Written and Produced by Buster & Shavoni and John Powell
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A Flat, Lifeless Lump of a Movie
3 January 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A truly cynical person might think that the whole J-Lo/ Ben Affleck relationship was a publicity stunt designed to help this movie along. After all, if a couple was in the midst of a passionate affair, it is reasonable to expect some on-screen chemistry between then, right? That kind of chemistry is sadly lacking in the J-Lo/ Affleck interactions.

Ms. Lopez appears to be either in over her head as far as acting ability, or realized that she was in a "take the money and run" failure; I did not buy her as the character she was supposed to be. Affleck was just leaden, although he had nothing to work with in terms of character or dialogue. He has not always been bad (I liked "Chasing Amy"), but here, his scenes crawl along at a painfully slow pace. The "retarded kid" (and that is all he deserves to be called) is playing a high-school play version of "Rain Man" with all the annoyance but none of the nuance, complexity, or charm. The less seen, the better. Forgettable cameos top the mess.

The worst thing about Gigli is the endings. Imagine a painfully bad film, where you want to sit it through to the end, just because of all the pain and suffering it has put you through ("this film is NOT going to defeat me"). You get to the end. Then, there is another ending. Then, another ending; then, an ending involving the retarded kid. Then, an ending not involving the retarded kid. Then another... You get to a point where you sincerely believe that the editor should be forbidden from ever working in film again. Along with the director and the choad who did the bizarrely inappropriate music, as well.

The colorful, in-your-face awfulness of "From Justin to Kelly" was a picnic compared to the leaden, meandering awfulness of "Gigli." And, to think of how much this film cost, for so little...


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