Friday, September 17, 2010

When Your Movie Sucks, Try A New Angle


With, "I'm Still Here" possibly in the running for worst movie of the year, Casey Affleck decided he better tell someone really fast that it is all a spoof and that it is not a documentary so don't blame Casey, the director if it is a really bad documentary.

“It’s a terrific performance, it’s the performance of his career." That is what he told the New York Times. From the time Joaquin Phoenix walked on the stage at Letterman a few years ago to know, it has all been a gag. You know, something like Hunter S. Thompson. We, the audience were supposed to get the joke and know it was a joke because the camera techniques in the movie we have not seen get more sophisticated as the movie progresses. Oh, well, sure yeah, that is the first thing I would have looked at. The reviews for the film have been vicious and nasty and I wonder if they were great if Casey would have been so likely to volunteer that this was all performance and not a documentary.

21 comments:

captivagrl said...

This whole thing is/was such a stupid waste of time. Get back to work Joaquin.

linnea said...

this whole thing just seemed to me like the sort of thing one thinks of whilst really drunk. but then its time to sober up and laugh about it, a bit embarrassed perhaps...

Cecilia00 said...

They probably thought they were being so cool, cutting edge, that it would create such a firestorm of both controversy and interest.

So glad it has backfired in a profound way.

not on my dollar said...

So their little trick has backfired on them. Good! It couldn't have happened to two nicer guys.

ureallyannoyme said...

Hasn't it been known from that start that this was a put up job?

chopchop said...

I've been a subscriber of People magazine since I was a child. I have never in my life seen a zero-star review given ... until now. At first I thought it might be a typo but no, NONE of the stars were colored in at the top of the review for this movie. And People magazine does not give bad reviews. I think they gave at least one star to Dumb and Dumberer.

I think their little plan was to generate buzz "Is it fake or is it real?" but it turns out that no one gives a shit. That's the worst thing to happen to a movie: zero interest.

anarchi said...

Remember when Hollywood was talented, clever, entertaining, somewhat sincere and a way for us to escape?

Now we have this bloated industry that acts exactly like what we all have in our lives- phoniness and greed.

Where has the escapism part gone?

delilah said...

i think i have this down to a mathematical equation:

(x)douches + (y)grams of coke + (z)bimbos telling you how great you are
_________________(divided by)

(a)lost braincells =

ONE STUPID F-ING IDEA

delilah said...

PS if i see this guy at the farmers' market again i am going to hand this to him....always time for more math!

Sue (in MO) said...

Looks like a case of two giant egos who got too big for their britches and figured that anything they did would be embraced by the masses and their disposable income.

I bet you will soon be able to find this movie on video, right next to "Battlefield Earth." :)

jess said...

I remember when I used to have a crush on both of them...(sigh). It must really suck when you're an Affleck and your brother turns out to be a better director than you.

__-__=__ said...

No one has been able to one-up Andy Kaufman yet. This was a bad attempt.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Shut up, Casey Affleck. Go away, Joaquin Phoenix.

That is all.

RocketQueen said...

Weird, the reviews were really bad, but suddenly today I'm noticing a marked increase the number of positive reviews. I kind of actually want to give him credit for staying in douchebag character for two years, then again...he's a douchebag. I might watch this.

sunnyside1213 said...

One word. FAIL.

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Tenley said...

I was stunned they came out and admitted it's fake RIGHT AS IT'S GOING INTO THEATERS. After all this time with the put-on they fumble right at the opening. How very very strange.

Ms. said...

Poseurs, both of them. Feh.

Merlin D. Bear said...

@delilah

you're almost right ;)

(x)douches + (y)grams of coke + (z)bimbos telling you how great you are
_________________(divided by)

(a)lost braincells =

the Affleck career path

B626 said...

If those two make it to their 60's
without ODing or drunkenly crashing their car into a tree @
90 mph they can look back at this past fiasco and--CRY!

selenakyle said...

Blleeecccchh. Not interested in the LEAST.

Joaquin would be sooooooo much more handsome and interesting if he'd just act like a normal human being and not some idiotic nutjob.