History Film / Gigli

15th May '16 9:36:47 PM BananaPancakes
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* FingerInTheMail: Louis orders Larry and Ricki to send the DA one of Brian's thumbs. However, they find themselves unable to go through with it, so they cut off a random corpse's thumb and send that in.

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* FingerInTheMail: Louis orders Larry and Ricki to send the DA one of Brian's thumbs. However, they find themselves unable to go through with it, so they break into a hospital morgue, cut a thumb off a random corpse's thumb corpse, and send that in.to the DA.



* RunningGag: Everybody not related to him thinks the protagonist's surname is pronounced "Jiggly".

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* RunningGag: Everybody not related to him the protagonist thinks the protagonist's his surname is pronounced "Jiggly".



** There's also Ricki giving a speech about killing off the hostage, while a lighthearted folk guitar plays in the background.
* StalkerWithACrush: Robin
* ToThePain: At one point, Ricki intimidates a bunch of hooligans by threatening to tear out their eyes in a way that causes brain damage.
* VillainProtagonist: Gigli himself, [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn until he changes his attitude at the very end of the film]]]].

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** There's also Ricki giving a speech about killing off the hostage, while a Brian, with lighthearted folk guitar plays playing in the background.
* StalkerWithACrush: Robin
Robin.
* ToThePain: At one point, Ricki intimidates a bunch group of hooligans by threatening to tear out their eyes in a way that causes brain damage.
* VillainProtagonist: Gigli himself, [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn until [[spoiler:until he [[HeelFaceTurn changes his attitude at the very end of the film]]]].
17th Oct '15 1:38:45 PM EBsessed
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Low-level UsefulNotes/LosAngeles mob enforcer Larry Gigli (played by Affleck; pronounced "Gee-lee") is commanded to kidnap Brian (Justin Bartha), the mentally impaired, ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''-obsessed brother of a district attorney trying to bring down a mob lord and hold him hostage. Gigli's boss doesn't think he'll be able to handle the kid alone, though, so he has assassin Ricki (Lopez) join him. Gigli is attracted to Ricki, but she turns out to be a lesbian and, as such, rebuffs him. Much of the remaining film time comprises the three hanging around Gigli's apartment, receiving threatening phone calls and break-ins from Gigli's boss and the police, and occasionally venturing to locales such as an outdoor diner and hospital, with strong emphasis placed on the romance between Ricki and Gigli and some rather strange lines.

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Low-level UsefulNotes/LosAngeles mob enforcer Larry Gigli (played by Affleck; pronounced "Gee-lee") "Jee-lee") is commanded to kidnap Brian (Justin Bartha), the mentally impaired, ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''-obsessed brother of a district attorney trying to bring down a mob lord and hold him hostage. Gigli's boss doesn't think he'll be able to handle the kid alone, though, so he has assassin Ricki (Lopez) join him. Gigli is attracted to Ricki, but she turns out to be a lesbian and, as such, rebuffs him. Much of the remaining film time comprises the three hanging around Gigli's apartment, receiving threatening phone calls and break-ins from Gigli's boss and the police, and occasionally venturing to locales such as an outdoor diner and hospital, with strong emphasis placed on the romance between Ricki and Gigli and some rather strange lines.
12th Aug '15 3:26:39 PM BananaPancakes
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''Gigli'' is a 2003 romantic comedy film written and directed by Martin Brest, and starring Music/JenniferLopez and Creator/BenAffleck. It's notable for its swift change in direction - originally written strictly as a black comedy, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was rewritten to cash in on the Affleck/Lopez romance (then a major media craze) at the behest of executives]].

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''Gigli'' is a 2003 romantic comedy film written and directed by Martin Brest, and starring Music/JenniferLopez and Creator/BenAffleck. It's notable for its swift change in direction - direction: originally written strictly as a black comedy, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was rewritten to cash in on the Affleck/Lopez romance (then a major media craze) at the behest of executives]].






* BoomHeadshot: Al Pacino's scene has him doing this to a mob boss.

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* BoomHeadshot: Al Pacino's scene has him his character (Starkman) doing this to a mob boss.the lower-ranking Louis.



* CureYourGays: Ben Affleck is either a cure for lesbianism or [[IfItsYouItsOK an exception]].

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* CureYourGays: Ben Affleck is either a cure for lesbianism or [[IfItsYouItsOK [[IfItsYouItsOkay an exception]].



* FingerInTheMail: Louis orders Larry and Ricky to send the DA one of Brian's thumbs. However, they find themselves unable to go through with it, so they cut off a random corpse's thumb and send that in.
* {{Gayngster}}: Ricki; a female Gayngster, for a change.

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* FingerInTheMail: Louis orders Larry and Ricky Ricki to send the DA one of Brian's thumbs. However, they find themselves unable to go through with it, so they cut off a random corpse's thumb and send that in.
* {{Gayngster}}: Ricki; [[GenderInvertedTrope a female Gayngster, for a change.change]].



* MagicBullets: Either this, or that's an extremely sturdy aquarium behind Louis when Starkman shoots him.

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* MagicBullets: Either this, or that's an extremely one sturdy aquarium behind Louis when Starkman shoots him.



* NoBisexuals: Ricki is a 'lesbian' who has been with men (and does not refer to it as unpleasant, or a mistake) and falls for a professional counterpart played by Ben Affleck.
** ''Gigli'' is [[Film/ChasingAmy not the first movie]] in which Affleck has stolen the heart of a 'lesbian' either.
* NoIndoorVoice: Al Pacino's 'acting' in his one scene is mostly made up of him yelling every few words.

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* NoBisexuals: Ricki is a 'lesbian' who has been with men (and does not refer to it as unpleasant, or a mistake) and falls for a professional counterpart played by Ben Affleck.
**
heterosexual man working in the same field. As such, ''Gigli'' is [[Film/ChasingAmy not the first movie]] in which Ben Affleck has stolen the heart of plays a man who wins over a 'lesbian' either.
colleague.
* NoIndoorVoice: In Al Pacino's one scene, his 'acting' in his one scene is involves mostly made up of him yelling every few words.



* SmugSnake: Larry Gigli pretends to be much tougher than he really is.

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* SmugSnake: Larry Gigli pretends to be much tougher than he really is.Gigli, so very much.


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* VillainProtagonist: Gigli himself, [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn until he changes his attitude at the very end of the film]]]].
6th Aug '15 10:07:05 AM twilicorn
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''Gigli'' is a 2003 romantic comedy film written and directed by Martin Brest, and starring Music/JenniferLopez and Creator/BenAffleck. Originally written strictly as a black comedy, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was rewritten to cash in on the Affleck/Lopez romance (then a major media craze) at the behest of executives]].

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''Gigli'' is a 2003 romantic comedy film written and directed by Martin Brest, and starring Music/JenniferLopez and Creator/BenAffleck. Originally It's notable for its swift change in direction - originally written strictly as a black comedy, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was rewritten to cash in on the Affleck/Lopez romance (then a major media craze) at the behest of executives]].
executives]].
28th Jul '15 2:41:38 PM Silverblade2
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''Gigli'' is a 2003 romantic comedy film written and directed by Martin Brest, and starring Music/JenniferLopez and Creator/BenAffleck. Originally written strictly as a black comedy, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was rewritten to cash in on the Affleck/Lopez romance (then a major media craze) at the behest of executives]]. Unsurprisingly, it was met with critical hostility and commercial failure upon its release, mainly due to the rewrites and the media saturation of "Bennifer".

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''Gigli'' is a 2003 romantic comedy film written and directed by Martin Brest, and starring Music/JenniferLopez and Creator/BenAffleck. Originally written strictly as a black comedy, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was rewritten to cash in on the Affleck/Lopez romance (then a major media craze) at the behest of executives]]. Unsurprisingly, it was met with critical hostility and commercial failure upon its release, mainly due to the rewrites and the media saturation of "Bennifer".\n
23rd Jul '15 1:00:38 PM twilicorn
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''Gigli'' is a 2003 romantic comedy film written and directed by Martin Brest, and starring Music/JenniferLopez and Creator/BenAffleck.

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''Gigli'' is a 2003 romantic comedy film written and directed by Martin Brest, and starring Music/JenniferLopez and Creator/BenAffleck.
Creator/BenAffleck. Originally written strictly as a black comedy, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was rewritten to cash in on the Affleck/Lopez romance (then a major media craze) at the behest of executives]]. Unsurprisingly, it was met with critical hostility and commercial failure upon its release, mainly due to the rewrites and the media saturation of "Bennifer".



Originally written strictly as a black comedy, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was rewritten to cash in on the Affleck/Lopez romance (then a major media craze) at the behest of executives]]. Unsurprisingly, it was met with critical hostility and commercial failure upon its release, mainly due to the rewrites.
23rd Jul '15 12:58:29 PM twilicorn
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Originally written strictly as a black comedy, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was rewritten to cash in on the Affleck/Lopez romance (then a major media craze) at the behest of executives]].

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Originally written strictly as a black comedy, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was rewritten to cash in on the Affleck/Lopez romance (then a major media craze) at the behest of executives]]. Unsurprisingly, it was met with critical hostility and commercial failure upon its release, mainly due to the rewrites.
10th Jul '15 1:57:57 PM bwburke94
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[[caption-width-right:296:Ummmm, this movie did also have Creator/AlPacino and Creator/ChristopherWalken in it, you know. Also, last we checked, Ben Affleck doesn't have blond highlights in his hair.]]

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[[caption-width-right:296:Ummmm, this movie did also have Creator/AlPacino and Creator/ChristopherWalken in it, you know. Also, last we checked, Ben Affleck [[MisplacedNamesPoster doesn't have blond highlights in his hair.hair]].]]



* MisplacedNamesPoster: Since when is Ben Affleck female or Jennifer Lopez male?

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* MisplacedNamesPoster: Since when is Ben Affleck female or Jennifer Lopez male?Take a look at the page image.
11th Jun '15 10:56:27 PM BananaPancakes
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''Gigli'' is a 2003 romance-comedy film written and directed by Martin Brest, and starring Music/JenniferLopez and Creator/BenAffleck.

Low-level mob enforcer Larry Gigli (played by Affleck; pronounced "Gee-lee") being commanded to kidnap Brian (Justin Bartha), the mentally-retarded, ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''-obsessed brother of a district attorney trying to bring down a mob lord and hold him hostage. Gigli's boss doesn't think he'll be able to handle the kid alone, though, so he has assassin Ricki (Lopez) join him. Gigli is attracted to Ricki, but she initially rebuffs him due to being a lesbian. Much of the remaining film time comprises the three hanging around Gigli's apartment, receiving threatening phone calls and break-ins from Gigli's boss and the police, and occasionally venturing to locales such as an outdoor diner and hospital, with strong emphasis placed on the romance between Ricki and Gigli and some rather strange lines.

to:

''Gigli'' is a 2003 romance-comedy romantic comedy film written and directed by Martin Brest, and starring Music/JenniferLopez and Creator/BenAffleck.

Low-level UsefulNotes/LosAngeles mob enforcer Larry Gigli (played by Affleck; pronounced "Gee-lee") being is commanded to kidnap Brian (Justin Bartha), the mentally-retarded, mentally impaired, ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''-obsessed brother of a district attorney trying to bring down a mob lord and hold him hostage. Gigli's boss doesn't think he'll be able to handle the kid alone, though, so he has assassin Ricki (Lopez) join him. Gigli is attracted to Ricki, but she initially turns out to be a lesbian and, as such, rebuffs him due to being a lesbian.him. Much of the remaining film time comprises the three hanging around Gigli's apartment, receiving threatening phone calls and break-ins from Gigli's boss and the police, and occasionally venturing to locales such as an outdoor diner and hospital, with strong emphasis placed on the romance between Ricki and Gigli and some rather strange lines.



* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Brian

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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: BrianBrian.



* MagicBullets: Either this, or that was an extremely sturdy aquarium behind Louis when Starkman shoots him.

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* MagicBullets: Either this, or that was that's an extremely sturdy aquarium behind Louis when Starkman shoots him.



* NoBisexuals: Ricki is a "lesbian" who has been with men (and does not state it was unpleasant, or a mistake) and falls for a professional counterpart played by Ben Affleck.
** ''Gigli'' is [[Film/ChasingAmy not the first movie]] in which Affleck has stolen the heart of a "lesbian" either.

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* NoBisexuals: Ricki is a "lesbian" 'lesbian' who has been with men (and does not state refer to it was as unpleasant, or a mistake) and falls for a professional counterpart played by Ben Affleck.
** ''Gigli'' is [[Film/ChasingAmy not the first movie]] in which Affleck has stolen the heart of a "lesbian" 'lesbian' either.



* RunningGag: Everybody thinks the male protagonist's surname is pronounced "Giggly".
* SmugSnake: Larry Gigli himself. In the words of Creator/NathanRabin, from his article on the film in the book of ''My Year of Flops'':
-->[In the film's opening scene] Gigli is clearly talking to hear himself talk; even while "menacing" a duct-taped dude in a dryer, he poses no threat. He seems incapable of hurting people's feelings, let alone breaking their bones. He's a poodle masquerading as a pit bull [...]

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* RunningGag: Everybody not related to him thinks the male protagonist's surname is pronounced "Giggly".
"Jiggly".
* SmugSnake: Larry Gigli himself. In the words of Creator/NathanRabin, from his article on the film in the book of ''My Year of Flops'':
-->[In the film's opening scene] Gigli is clearly talking
pretends to hear himself talk; even while "menacing" a duct-taped dude in a dryer, be much tougher than he poses no threat. He seems incapable of hurting people's feelings, let alone breaking their bones. He's a poodle masquerading as a pit bull [...]really is.
6th Jun '15 12:57:01 PM BananaPancakes
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''Gigli'' is a 2003 romance-comedy film directed by Martin Brest, and starring Music/JenniferLopez and Creator/BenAffleck.

It involves small-time mobster Larry Gigli (played by Affleck; pronounced "jeelyee") being commanded to kidnap Brian (Justin Bartha), the mentally-retarded, ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''-obsessed brother of a district attorney trying to bring down a mob lord and hold him hostage. However, his boss doesn't think he'll be able to handle him by himself, so he has assassin Ricki (Lopez) join him. Gigli is attracted to Ricki, but she initially rebuffs him due to being a lesbian. Much of the remaining film time comprises the three hanging around Gigli's apartment, receiving threatening phone calls and break-ins from Gigli's boss and the police, and occasionally venturing to locales such as an outdoor diner and hospital, with strong emphasis placed on the romance between Ricki and Gigli and some rather strange lines.

Originally written strictly as a black comedy, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was rewritten to cash in on the Affleck/Lopez romance (then a major media craze) at the behest of executives]].

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''Gigli'' is a 2003 romance-comedy film written and directed by Martin Brest, and starring Music/JenniferLopez and Creator/BenAffleck.

It involves small-time mobster Low-level mob enforcer Larry Gigli (played by Affleck; pronounced "jeelyee") "Gee-lee") being commanded to kidnap Brian (Justin Bartha), the mentally-retarded, ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''-obsessed brother of a district attorney trying to bring down a mob lord and hold him hostage. However, his Gigli's boss doesn't think he'll be able to handle him by himself, the kid alone, though, so he has assassin Ricki (Lopez) join him. Gigli is attracted to Ricki, but she initially rebuffs him due to being a lesbian. Much of the remaining film time comprises the three hanging around Gigli's apartment, receiving threatening phone calls and break-ins from Gigli's boss and the police, and occasionally venturing to locales such as an outdoor diner and hospital, with strong emphasis placed on the romance between Ricki and Gigli and some rather strange lines.

Originally written strictly as a black comedy, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was rewritten to cash in on the Affleck/Lopez romance (then a major media craze) at the behest of executives]]. \n






* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Brian
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Gigli is supposed to be pronounced "zheely".
* LargeHam: AlPacino

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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Brian
Brian
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Gigli "Gigli" is supposed to be pronounced "zheely".
* LargeHam: AlPacinoAl Pacino's Mr. Starkman.



* MagicBullets: Either this, or that was an extremely sturdy aquarium behind the bad guy when he gets shot.
** He IS a mob boss... All the glass in his house is probably bullet proof.
* MisplacedNamesPoster: Since when is Ben Affleck a girl or Jennifer Lopez a guy?
* MoodWhiplash: The film's tone changes numerous times at the drop of a hat, perhaps most noticably with a lighthearted scene with one of Ricki's ex-girlfriends...who slits her wrists in front of her and Larry after a couple minutes.

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* MagicBullets: Either this, or that was an extremely sturdy aquarium behind the bad guy Louis when he gets shot.
Starkman shoots him.
** He IS a mob boss... All the glass in his house is probably bullet proof.
bulletproof.
* MisplacedNamesPoster: Since when is Ben Affleck a girl female or Jennifer Lopez a guy?
male?
* MoodWhiplash: The film's tone changes numerous times at the drop of a hat, perhaps most noticably noticeably with a lighthearted scene with one of Ricki's ex-girlfriends...ex-girlfriends ... who slits her wrists in front of her and Larry after a couple minutes.minute or so.



* NoBisexuals: Ricki is a "lesbian" who has been with men (and does not state it was unpleasant, or a mistake,) and falls for Ben Affleck.
** [[Film/ChasingAmy Not the first time]] that Affleck has stolen the heart of "lesbian" either.
* NoIndoorVoice: Al Pacino's "acting" in his one scene is mostly made up of him yelling every few words.
* PoorMansPorn: Brian ejaculates whenever he watches ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''

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* NoBisexuals: Ricki is a "lesbian" who has been with men (and does not state it was unpleasant, or a mistake,) mistake) and falls for a professional counterpart played by Ben Affleck.
** ''Gigli'' is [[Film/ChasingAmy Not not the first time]] that movie]] in which Affleck has stolen the heart of a "lesbian" either.
* NoIndoorVoice: Al Pacino's "acting" 'acting' in his one scene is mostly made up of him yelling every few words.
* PoorMansPorn: Brian ejaculates whenever he watches ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''''Series/{{Baywatch}}''.



* RunningGag: They all think his name is pronounced "giggly".
* SoundtrackDissonance: A lengthy reflection on human sexuality by Jenny in which she compares the penis to a sea slug and the vagina to a human mouth is accompanied by a soft, mellow, romantic guitar ballad.

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* RunningGag: They all think his name Everybody thinks the male protagonist's surname is pronounced "giggly".
"Giggly".
* SmugSnake: Larry Gigli himself. In the words of Creator/NathanRabin, from his article on the film in the book of ''My Year of Flops'':
-->[In the film's opening scene] Gigli is clearly talking to hear himself talk; even while "menacing" a duct-taped dude in a dryer, he poses no threat. He seems incapable of hurting people's feelings, let alone breaking their bones. He's a poodle masquerading as a pit bull [...]
* SoundtrackDissonance: A lengthy reflection on human sexuality by Jenny Ricki in which she compares the penis to a sea slug and the vagina to a human mouth is accompanied by a soft, mellow, romantic guitar ballad. ballad.
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