YMMV / Gigli

  • Awesome Music: The score, by John Powell, is one of the few things about the movie many people will admit they like. It's a great easy-listening album and nice to break out at Valentine's Day. Here's a nice sample.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Many Christopher Walken cameos can come off this way, but this takes the cake (er, pie whatever). His scene begins unassumingly enough with him playing a detective there to ask some questions, but then he starts talking about pie for no apparent reason, leaves, and is never alluded to again.
    • Also, the bit involving Ricki's ex-girlfriend, Robin.
  • Bile Fascination: Its reputation definitely garners this.
  • Critical Backlash: An interesting case. Many of the reviews it got at the time it was released ran the gamut from calling it So Okay, It's Average to garden-variety bad, but the combination of that and the Bennifer-oriented direction the film took caused it to be labeled as one of the worst films ever by the general public and warranted the film six Golden Raspberry Awards at the 24th such ceremony.note  Roger Ebert actually took time out of a different review to point out that it wasn't that bad.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Christopher Walken shows up, talks about pie for some reason, leaves. End of the interesting scenes in the movie.
  • Ending Fatigue: Among other things, this movie misses multiple logical endpoints in its last half-hour, beginning with the protagonists leaving Starkman's home.
  • Fetish Retardant: "It's turkey time. Gobble-gobble!"
  • Ham and Cheese: Al Pacino's scene runs on this. Given that Gigli was directed by Martin Brest, who kickstarted Pacino's overacting phase with Scent of a Woman, totally justified.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Re-written to cash in on the "Bennifer" craze, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez would end their relationship not so long after this film's release, leading many to speculate if their experience in this movie played a hand in that.
  • Idiot Plot: To the point that Pacino's character's whole role in the story is basically to point out to Louis, Larry, and Ricki how stupid they've all been.
  • Narm: Three words: "It's turkey time!"
  • One-Scene Wonder: Walken and Pacino's respective scenes.
  • Retroactive Recognition: That's Justin Bartha giving such a terrible performance as Brian in his film debut. Everyone has to start somewhere.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor
  • Snark Bait: This film is an easy go-to whenever anyone needs a joke about bad movies.
  • Squick: Louis getting his head blown off into a fish tank and the fish eating pieces of his brains.
  • So Bad, It's Good: The premium movie channel that got stuck with the broadcasting rights tried to bill it as this. Their ad campaign literally included the phrase "See what's so bad about what people called the worst movie ever!"
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez as mob goons.

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