History Film / Gigli

22nd May '18 1:35:49 PM StardustSoldier
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22nd May '18 11:38:06 AM StardustSoldier
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* SoundtrackDissonance: A lengthy reflection on human sexuality by 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.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: SoundtrackDissonance:
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A lengthy reflection on human sexuality by 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.
22nd May '18 11:37:47 AM StardustSoldier
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** He IS a mob boss... All the glass in his house is probably bulletproof.
29th Mar '17 9:50:43 AM Mdumas43073
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Not to be confused with ''Film/{{Gigi}}''.
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.
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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.
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