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    Posted: October 06 2007 at 1:43am
What are you talking about: "Lady In The Water" or "Georgia Rule"?
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Lady in the Water.
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Wait...what?

moviewizguy, you're confusing me...


 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2007 at 9:50am
Lady in the Water is one of the best films ever made. Gerogia Rule was a decent film with great performances but has its inconsistancies.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SlammyFewFew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2007 at 12:15pm

I do hope you're kidding about Lady in the Water! But Georgia Rule was merely mediocre, and Lohan's performance in it was actually wonderful...

Originally posted by moviewizguy

Lady in the Water is one of the best films ever made. Gerogia Rule was a decent film with great performances but has its inconsistancies.
 

Response from Head RAZZberry: While we are planning to list Lohan on our Nominating Ballot for Worst Actress, it will likely be for her dual performance in I KNOW WHO KILLED ME and not for this. GEORGIA RULE was a big disappointment (any film with Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman and Lindsay Lohan that barely rises above run-of-the-mill would be disappointing) it didn't quite rise (or sink) to the standard of being RAZZable. To me, the worst thing about the film was the confusing and seemingly cavalier way it treated the Lohan character's accusations of sexual abuse against her step-father -- It seems to me that subject is serious enough it should simply NOT be used as fodder for what's being sold as a family comedy for release on Mother's Day weekend...




 

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Is this place just full of self proclaimed movie critic wannabes? This is just as bad as IMDB when people opine over films they haven't even seen.

The movie wasn't that bad, I couldn't believe it was even nominated in the first place. You people are either prissy gay men or own a bunch of cats.

A comedy about molestation? Obviously you didn't see the film. 

Response from Head RAZZberry: As a matter of fact, I did see this film, and if you didn't find its attempt to combine bald-faced pathos, slapstick comedy  and child molestation both creepy and schizophrenic, then I'd suggest maybe you are the person with the problem... 

P.S. What do "prissy gay men" or owning "a bunch of cats" have to do with not liking GEORGIA RULE?? 

 

 

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I just finished watching it and it was creepy and schizophrenic!   
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I haven't seen Georgia Rule yet.  I'm just going by the trailers, the critics and what my fellow Razzie members have said about the movie.  I don't usually do that, but in this case, I feel confident in the evidence brought before me so much that I cringe at the thought of watching it.  I'll eventually watch it, though.

I have two cats.  I don't know if that qualifies as having a "bunch" of cats.

I'm not gay, though, so I guess that means you're not talking about me. . . .

I'm with the HeadRAZZ, though.  What's that got to do with anything? 

I've been thinking a lot about this film because of the current discussion though.  I mentioned earlier that if anyone could have done this storyline right, it would have been Garry Marshall, since he was able to combine comedy and tragedy about prostitution very well in the movie Pretty Woman.  And, when I state the storyline, it actually sounds like it could work. 

"A young woman becomes so difficult that her alcoholic mother, out of desperation, sends her to her overbearing grandmother.  Although the granddaughter continues to be wild, the structure helps her to change, and eventually she reveals that the mother's boyfriend had been molesting her."

That sounds like a decent storyline to me.  Yet, by everyone's account (well, except for Jacko's, who thinks gay men who are cat lovers can't critique this movie, which makes it difficult to take Jacko seriously), it's out of whack, going from one extreme to the other.  And when the molestation comes out, it causes most people to feel far more repulsion about the movie than it does empathy for the granddaughter.

When something like this happens, I blame the director (which is why I checked off Marshall's name on my ballot).  Marshall is the one responsible for making sure the movie flows well.  If scenes aren't acted well, it's his responsibility to catch that and redo it.  If the script is bad in portions, the same thing.  Marshall failed on this one.

However, I don't hold Marshall totally to blame.  LiLo for some strange reason decided during the production that Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Nicole Richie were great role models.  So, despite having more talent than the other three put together (please don't let that happen), she became addicted to whatever, wild, irresponsible, a danger behind the wheel and a regular on celebrity porn sites.  This behavior disrupted production so much, James G. Robinson released a letter warning that her lack of professionalism endangered production and she would be sued if she caused any further delays.  Now, if you were Marshall, and you had a scene with Lohan in it that you found needed to be redone, not because of performance so much as because it didn't fit together in the whole, would you redo it under the circumstances?  Don't know if Marshall ever had to make that choice, but I do know that, despite giving what I hear is her best performance in a film, the film doesn't fit together as a whole.  "Schizophrenic" seems to be the consensus.

And this despite it having a viable storyline.

This is why I singled out Lohan from the other actresses.  I wish I had penciled onto my ballot "Georgia Rule" after her name, because I can't help but feel that her behavior had an impact in how that film turned out.  Also, she, along with Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman, should have demanded a better script.

And that's all from having read about it and watching the trailers.

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Schizophrenic is an apt description for this movie, for reasons describe by those better than I previously. It's kind of a shame, because, if they had stuck to the comedy, this movie could have doubled its box office. Sure, it would have been tepid and forgettable, but it would have made money.

The sad thing about this and everything else that has happened to Lindsay Lohan this past year is that people have forgotten that she can act. She demonstrates it in this movie, including one part where she has to act and put her character through a series of emotions while in close-up, but I can't in good conscious recommend this movie to other people.

At least her other clunker, I Know Who Killed Me, was much worse, so Georgia Rule will likely be forgotten in a few years, if I Know is remembered thanks to the Razzies and, if we're lucky, a cartoon series where the twins fight crime and solve mysteries with their bionic implants.
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Originally posted by Jacko

A comedy about molestation? Obviously you didn't see the film.


It disturbs me how similar your name is to mine.

It also disturbs me that you have the unbridled gall to accuse others of not seeing the movie when it's apparent you didn't see the movie, because is it, essentially, a comedy about molestation. Not that the molestation was ever funny, really. It just contained some rather broad comedy which did not gel with the melodramatic parts. The constant and sudden shift in tone undermines both potential stories until the audience ceases to care anymore, which is too bad. I was getting into it for a little while there.
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Originally posted by Jack Spencer Jr

The sad thing about this and everything else that has happened to Lindsay Lohan this past year is that people have forgotten that she can act.

One of the frequent complaints by critics in both this movie and IKWKM is that LiLo demonstrates a great ability to act.  I feel it's not her performance at issue here.  It's her ability to pick good roles and scripts to demonstrate her talents.  She needs to remember we're forking over good money to watch her star in crap.

Originally posted by Jack Spencer Jr

At least her other clunker, I Know Who Killed Me, was much worse, so Georgia Rule will likely be forgotten in a few years, if I Know is remembered thanks to the Razzies and, if we're lucky, a cartoon series where the twins fight crime and solve mysteries with their bionic implants.

YES!!  THAT'S IT!!  WHAT WE'RE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO!! 

 

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I have gone through the forums from this discussion I've been thinking a lot about this film because of the current discussion though.I felt that earlier that if anyone could have done this storyline correct and not that the molestation was ever funny.
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