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Old 09-14-08, 01:22 PM
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Movies with two stars you're torn about

So what if there is a movie that has two starring roles and one is a star you like quite a bit and the other one is one you can't stand? And the one you like quite a bit you are willing to check out just about anything they do and the one you can't stand you swore you'd never watch their movies?

For me, I usually avoid the movie if the actor I don't like has a prominent role. The one I made an exception for was Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, because I swore I'd never watch a Julia Roberts movie but she only had a small role in it, so it was tolerable. But if the actor I don't like has a bigger role, I will avoid seeing it for as long as possible. Sad to say, but the crappy actor often ruins an otherwise good movie for me.

Recent example: Baby Mama. I like Tina Fey quite a bit, but oh man, I just can't bring myself to put in a movie with Amy Poehler (or however you spell her name.) And the two clips in the trailer of her going "Whoop Whoop" on that ball and her squatting in the sink does NOT help at all. I am told the movie is actually quite funny, and pretty good but I can't bring myself to watch it.
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Primal Fear, one of only two Richard Gere movies I've seen and enjoyed (the other being Days of Heaven, my love coming from Malick's groundbreaking visual feast), because of Edward Norton's awesome scene-killer of a performance.
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Not exactly what you're asking but one of my favorite directors is Paul Thomas Anderson and really hate Adam Sandler. It took me 6 years to finally bring myself to watch Punch Drunk Love. I also really like Emily Watson so that helped.
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Closer and Chicago are the 2 i can think of at the present moment. I.E i can't stand either Julia Roberts or Richard Gere, but due to the rave reviews of both, i saw both in theaters (and being the youngest person there at both showings by at least 20 years was amusing), and loved both.
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Love Hackman/hate Cruise... The Firm
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Charlie Wilson's War comes to mind...love Hanks and Hoffman but can't stand Roberts.
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I'm a big Nicole Kidman fan, but it was painful watching Tom Cruise trying to emote in Eyes Wide Shut.
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HUGE Harrison Ford Nut - I'll watch ANYTHING he's in. Even Hollywood Homicide which co-starred Josh Hartnett - the most empty, vapid, lifeless, unappealling, boring, tired, vaucous excuse for an "actor" I can imagine.
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I don't really hate any actors enough to avoid a movie that otherwise looks enjoyable.

Kind of sucks for you guys .
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
I don't really hate any actors enough to avoid a movie that otherwise looks enjoyable.
Yeah, I don't really care much about actors one way or another.
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I LOVE Bud Abbott, but Lou Costello (or however you spell his name) that guy ruins everything!
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Yeah, Larry the Cable Guy was great, but once again Paul Newman screwed it up for everybody.
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With Newman, Owen Wilson (as in the one from Wes Anderson's movies), Jeremy Piven, George Carlin, Michael Keaton, the dude from Monk, and Cheech Marin, Larry the Cable Guy is really a figurehead.
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I hate Reese Witherspoon but like Vince Vaughn so I'm torn between seeing the upcoming Four Christmases. She ruined Walk the Line for me. That was another one that applies as well. I really like Phoenix but Witherspoon was torturous to watch in that film. Does she only know how to play a bitching c*nt?!
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
I hate Reese Witherspoon but like Vince Vaughn so I'm torn between seeing the upcoming Four Christmases.
It will certainly be tough for Vaughn to top his last Christmas film, Fred Claus.
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
I don't really hate any actors enough to avoid a movie that otherwise looks enjoyable.

Kind of sucks for you guys .


Get over your hangups.
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Yeah, I don't really hate anyone enough to flat out avoid seeing something I would otherwise like.

However, I was less interested in A Prairie Home Companion because of Lindsay Lohan, and Mr. Brooks because of Dane Cook.
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I won't see any movies with Robin Williams in it. I don't think I missed much.
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Colin Ferrell & Jamie Foxx.....couldn't decide which one was worse.sorry i know it's been 2 years now..still i can't get over it.what a shit movie.

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