History YMMV / TheBonfireOfTheVanities

1st Dec '17 11:27:29 AM CosmicFerret
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* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/TomHanks as Sherman [=McCoy=] and Creator/BruceWillis as Peter Fallow. To say nothing of Saul Rubinek as ADA Kramer. Or Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin. Or, really, the whole cast.
** In defense of Tom Hanks, Bonfire came out around the time that Hanks had still not been codified as the go-to big name actor who only plays nice guys. Also, Griffith would later go on to play bitches in sheeps clothngs (see Cecil B Demented for instance). So her playing Maria actually worked.

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* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/TomHanks as Sherman [=McCoy=] and Creator/BruceWillis as Peter Fallow. To say nothing of Saul Rubinek as ADA Kramer. Or Melanie Griffith Creator/MelanieGriffith as Maria Ruskin. Or, really, the whole cast.
** In defense of Tom Hanks, Bonfire came out around the time that Hanks had still not been codified as the go-to big name actor who only plays nice guys. Also, Griffith would later go on to play bitches in sheeps clothngs clothing (see Cecil B Demented for instance). So her playing Maria actually worked.
9th Jul '17 1:25:13 PM MirrorNoir
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* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/TomHanks as Sherman [=McCoy=] and Creator/BruceWillis as Peter Fallow. To say nothing of Saul Rubinek as ADA Kramer. Or Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin. Or, really, the whole cast.

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* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/TomHanks as Sherman [=McCoy=] and Creator/BruceWillis as Peter Fallow. To say nothing of Saul Rubinek as ADA Kramer. Or Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin. Or, really, the whole cast.cast.
** In defense of Tom Hanks, Bonfire came out around the time that Hanks had still not been codified as the go-to big name actor who only plays nice guys. Also, Griffith would later go on to play bitches in sheeps clothngs (see Cecil B Demented for instance). So her playing Maria actually worked.
27th May '17 10:13:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* JerkAssWoobie: Sherman [=McCoy=], an admittedly arrogant yuppie who is nonetheless unfairly cast as the rich white villain of a racially charged tabloid melodrama.

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* JerkAssWoobie: JerkassWoobie: Sherman [=McCoy=], an admittedly arrogant yuppie who is nonetheless unfairly cast as the rich white villain of a racially charged tabloid melodrama.
27th May '17 10:13:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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14th Oct '16 11:29:43 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Tom Hanks as Sherman [=McCoy=] and Bruce Willis as Peter Fallow. To say nothing of Saul Rubinek as ADA Kramer. Or Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin. Or, really, the whole cast.

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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Tom Hanks WTHCastingAgency: Creator/TomHanks as Sherman [=McCoy=] and Bruce Willis Creator/BruceWillis as Peter Fallow. To say nothing of Saul Rubinek as ADA Kramer. Or Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin. Or, really, the whole cast.
2nd Jul '14 11:24:17 PM hello86
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* AllStarCast: In a weird way, this may have actually contributed to the film's failure. The characters in the novel are almost uniformly self-serving, amoral, and unsympathetic. The filmmakers chose to cast actors like Creator/TomHanks, Creator/MorganFreeman, and Creator/BruceWillis, whom audiences then found some of the most likable actors in Hollywood.
** Exemplified in ''Siskel & Ebert's'' review of the film:
--->'''Roger Ebert''': You know, one of the- in a movie that is filled with so many disappointments, the biggest disappointment for me was the Bruce Willis character.
--->'''Gene Siskel''': Absolutely!
--->'''Roger Ebert''': They really- they ''really'' missed a chance here. I mean, ''why'' do they get so tied up with the notion that they have to fill up a movie with stars that they don't look at a book and see who this drunken, British, freeloading, little guy was? And why not get somebody who can play that fascinating character instead of having a big lump of-of dead space there, taking up so much screen time?
2nd Jul '14 10:58:15 PM haloinsider
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** Exemplified in Roger Ebert's on-air review of Willis' character:

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** Exemplified in Roger Ebert's on-air ''Siskel & Ebert's'' review of Willis' character:the film:
2nd Jul '14 10:57:47 PM haloinsider
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--->'''Roger Ebert''': They really- they ''really'' missed a chance here. I mean, ''why'' do they get so tied up with the notion that they have to fill up a movie with stars that they don't look at a book and see who this drunken, British, free-loading, little guy was. And why not get somebody who can play that fascinating character instead of having a big lump of-of dead space there, taking up so much screen time?

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--->'''Roger Ebert''': They really- they ''really'' missed a chance here. I mean, ''why'' do they get so tied up with the notion that they have to fill up a movie with stars that they don't look at a book and see who this drunken, British, free-loading, freeloading, little guy was. was? And why not get somebody who can play that fascinating character instead of having a big lump of-of dead space there, taking up so much screen time?
2nd Jul '14 10:56:54 PM haloinsider
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** Exemplified in Roger Ebert's on-air review of Willis' character:
--->'''Roger Ebert''': You know, one of the- in a movie that is filled with so many disappointments, the biggest disappointment for me was the Bruce Willis character.
--->'''Gene Siskel''': Absolutely!
--->'''Roger Ebert''': They really- they ''really'' missed a chance here. I mean, ''why'' do they get so tied up with the notion that they have to fill up a movie with stars that they don't look at a book and see who this drunken, British, free-loading, little guy was. And why not get somebody who can play that fascinating character instead of having a big lump of-of dead space there, taking up so much screen time?
25th Jun '14 7:50:21 PM Oddstar
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* AllStarCast: In a weird way, this may have actually contributed to the film's failure. The characters in the novel are almost uniformly self-serving, amoral, and unsympathetic. The filmmakers chose to cast actors like Creator/TomHanks, Creator/MorganFreeman, and Creator/BruceWillis, whom audiences then found some of the most likable actors in Hollywood.



* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Tom Hanks as Sherman [=McCoy=] and Bruce Willis as Peter Fallow.

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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Tom Hanks as Sherman [=McCoy=] and Bruce Willis as Peter Fallow. To say nothing of Saul Rubinek as ADA Kramer. Or Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin. Or, really, the whole cast.
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