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: A lot of Christopher Walken cameos can come off this way, but this takes the cake (er, pie... whatever). His scene starts of 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.
  • 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.
  • Idiot Plot: To the point that Pacino's character's whole role in the story is basically to point out to everyone 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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