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Gigli (2003)

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The violent story about how a criminal lesbian, a tough-guy hitman with a heart of gold, and a mentally challenged man came to be best friends through a hostage.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Man in Dryer (as Terrence Camilleri)
Laundry Customer
Robert Silver ...
Man in Debt
Luis Alberto Martínez ...
Adult Care Resident
High School Kid #2
Brian Casey ...
High School Kid #3
Les Bradford ...
High School Kid #4
David Bonfadini ...
High School Kid #5
Dwight Ketchum ...
High School Kid #6 (as Dwight P. Ketchum)


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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Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tough Love  »


Box Office


$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,753,518, 3 August 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,068,735, 17 August 2003
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film started out as a straightforward mob film, until Columbia, against Martin Brest's wishes, turned it into a romantic comedy, to cash in on the relationship between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. See more »


After shooting Louis, Starkman sets the gun on the coffee table. It appears he never picks the gun up again, and as he goes behind the loveseat he doesn't have a gun in his hand, but as he walks behind Larry and Ricki he suddenly has the gun in his right hand. See more »


[first lines]
Larry Gigli: You see, after all is said and done, the only thing you can be really sure of, the only thing you can really count on in this world, is that you just never fucking know.
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits Brian (Justin Bartha) can be heard singing his rendition of "Baby Got Back". See more »


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Written by Stephen Stills
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J-Lo and Ben: 2 of the most laughable characters ever
10 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

J-Lo and Ben were badly miscast as gangsters in this. Neither is believable.

We are supposed to believe Ricki (J-LO) is a gangster and mean just because she says so. She does absolutely nothing to make her seem dangerous. But, then it gets even funnier when she shows up in a crop top shirt, letting it all show, only to announce she's gay. What! J-Lo is just too famous for anyone to see her as gay, not to mention, she never acts like it in the film.

As for Ben, he's really bad too. He's uses this horrible accent and swears a lot. I guess that means we are supposed to believe he's a tough gangster from New York because of this. He doesn't have the stomach to cut off a finger and he lets a guy that owes money only pay half. No muscle man would act like such a wuss.

Then we get the mentally challenged guy that plays some role with the plot, but I'm not sure what because the plot never made sense to me. I never got the whole point of kidnapping the guy. Then there are the very bad dialogue scenes that have been mentioned many times. What was the writer thinking and how could Bennifer say those lines without laughing. And I still don't get why a lesbian would give that yoga speech to a guy in such a seductive way. So unbelievable.

The only thing that made me laugh was Gigli reading to the retarded guy. He read what's on tabasco sauce bottle and charmin toilet paper.

FINAL VERDICT: Gobble, gobble says it all. Overall bad acting and writing. But I have seen worse movies. I only recommend it for those who feel compelled to see J-Lo looking really hot for a couple of hours.

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