GIGLI (15)
D: Martin Brest
Columbia/Revolution/City Light (Martin Brest & Casey Silver)
USA 🇺🇸 2003
121 mins
W: Martin Brest
DP: Robert Elswit
Ed: Billy Weber & Julie Monroe
Mus: John Powell
Ben Affleck (Larry Gigli), Jennifer Lopez (Ricki / Rochelle), Justin Bartha (Brian), Lainie Kazan (Mrs. Gigli), Al Pacino (Starkman), Christopher Walken (Det. Stanley Jacobellis)
"It's turkey time..." An embarrassing line of dialogue spoken by an equally embarrassing Jennifer Lopez in one of the infamously bad scenes in this cinematic mess. She is partially right however, since this film is one giant turkey, only scraping back $7m of it's $75m budget.
Marketed on the real life romance between Ben Affleck & J-Lo, dubbed Bennifer (which nobody really cared about in the first place), this film casts them as duelling mobsters who get involved with a kidnapping and end up falling in love with each other, even though Lopez' character is introduced to the film as a lesbian. The biggest problem here is that Bennifer deliver absolutely no chemistry and the script is full of rubbish dialogue like the line mentioned above.
Even Al Pacino & Christopher Walken can't save this mess. In fact, they make it even worse with their half-arsed cameos.
Absolutely terrible.
Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck in Gigli
Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck in Gigli