GIGLI

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Release Date: August 01, 2003

Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Al Pacino, and Christopher Walken

Genre: Drama/Romantic Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers and
adults REVIEWER: Lisa A.
Rice Grooooooooossssss! GIGLI
(pronounced “Gee-lee”) is
nothing more than a propaganda
film for bisexuality. For
parents interested in
enlightening their teens on
the details of why women (and
men) should prefer women
sexually, GIGLI will provide
quite the education. The lame
story can be ascertained
between the hundred or so
“f” words, and revolves
around a mob bouncer, Gigli
(Ben Affleck), who is assigned
to kidnap the retarded brother
of a Federal Judge who wants
to put Gigli’s boss’s boss
(Al Pacino) in prison for
life. Staked out in his
one-bedroom apartment with his
kidnap victim, Brian (Justin
Bartha), Gigli soon realizes
that what he thought would be
a routine assignment soon
becomes a confusing head
game. Ricki (Jennifer Lopez),
a seductive, self-proclaimed
lesbian gangster, is sent to
assist Gigli with the
kidnapping because his boss
doesn’t think Gigli is up to
the job. When his feelings for
the decidedly unavailable
lesbian begin to grow, and he
becomes concerned for Brian
(actually refusing to chop off
his thumb, as directed –
what a guy!), Gigli begins to
soften his heart, putting all
three of them in danger from
an angry mob boss. GIGLI is
one of the worst movies made
in years. The story is
implausible with Gigli being
able to easily kidnap from an
institution the retarded
brother of a high-profile
judge, and easily being able
to detain him for weeks
without anyone really
noticing. The pro-homosexual
discussions and lectures are
nauseatingly excessive, and
the “I’m a lesbian but
I’m going to do seductive
exercises while telling you
why men are sexually inferior
to women” part was the
movie’s definite low. With
the exception of Al Pacino,
who makes a chilling bad guy,
and Justin Bartha, who
performs well in his
mentally-handicapped role, the
acting is very mediocre.
Granted, Affleck’s part is
that of a simple street thug,
but. . . didn’t he used to
be suave and charming? The
movie has sexual overtones
throughout. The Jennifer Lopez
character (Ricki) proclaims
herself to be a lesbian, but
surely romantic audiences are
hoping she’s lying to
protect herself from Gigli’s
advances. She’s not. Another
angry lesbian shows up –
Ricki’s ex-lover, and the
ladies have a mini-catfight.
Even at the end, the apparent
heterosexual romantic
resolution is clouded by the
ever-looming question of
whether or not a lesbian can
demonstrate a true commitment
to a man. GIGLI is a symptom
of the growing spiritual
climate of our nation.
According to a politician
friend of MOVIEGUIDE®, it is
now almost allowable for a
public figure to defend a
pro-life position, but the
moment he or she challenges
homosexuality, it is instant
death to their career. How is
this able to happen? How is it
that the sexual behaviors of
less than 2% of our population
can control and intimidate the
other 98%? The answer was
given by (Edmund Burke), when
he said, “All it takes for
evil to triumph is for good
men to do nothing.” Please
pray that as this movie goes
out to theatres next weekend,
and is packaged and sent
throughout the world, that the
Lord would miraculously
protect the spirits of young,
impressionable teens,
especially those with any
question or confusion about
their sexual identity. If
GIGLI does well at the box
office, it would be a telling
and shameful statement about
the spiritual disintegration
of our nation. Please address
your comments to: Amy Pascal,
President Columbia
Pictures John Calley,
Chairman/CEO Sony Pictures
Entertainment 10202 West
Washington Blvd. Culver City,
CA 90232-3195 Phone: (310)
244-4000 Fax: (310)
244-2626 Web Page:
www.spe.sony.com/

Rating: R

Runtime: 120 minutes

Address Comments To:

Content:

(PaPaPa, FeFeFe, HoHoHo, Ev, LLL, VVV, SS, N, MMM) Very strong pagan, relativistic worldview with feminist/homosexual/bisexual outlook and some evolutionary elements about evolution of the sexes; strong language with at least 117 strong obscenities, 31 lighter obscenities, and 15 profanities; violence includes man being shot to death in head and woman slitting wrists in attempted suicide; sex includes excessive, repulsive, detailed, preachy, pro-lesbian discussions, a sex scene with Jennifer Lopez clothed in robe, and lesbian catfight; nudity includes some partial rear female nudity and many “Bay Watch” type scantily-clad ladies on a beach; and, lying, cheating, stealing, murder, extortion, kidnapping, etc.

GENRE: Drama/Romantic Comedy

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Summary:

In GIGLI, a street thug is assigned a kidnapping but is soon surprised to find that the mob has assigned a seductive lesbian woman to keep him company. Possibly the worst movie in three years, GIGLI is simply a bisexual propaganda movie that moral audiences will likely avoid, perhaps even boycott.

Review:

Grooooooooossssss! GIGLI (pronounced “Gee-lee”) is nothing more than a propaganda film for bisexuality. For parents interested in enlightening their teens on the details of why women (and men) should prefer women sexually, GIGLI will provide quite the education.

The lame story can be ascertained between the hundred or so “f” words, and revolves around a mob bouncer, Gigli (Ben Affleck), who is assigned to kidnap the retarded brother of a Federal Judge who wants to put Gigli’s boss’s boss (Al Pacino) in prison for life. Staked out in his one-bedroom apartment with his kidnap victim, Brian (Justin Bartha), Gigli soon realizes that what he thought would be a routine assignment soon becomes a confusing head game.

Ricki (Jennifer Lopez), a seductive, self-proclaimed lesbian gangster, is sent to assist Gigli with the kidnapping because his boss doesn’t think Gigli is up to the job. When his feelings for the decidedly unavailable lesbian begin to grow, and he becomes concerned for Brian (actually refusing to chop off his thumb, as directed – what a guy!), Gigli begins to soften his heart, putting all three of them in danger from an angry mob boss.

GIGLI is one of the worst movies made in years. The story is implausible with Gigli being able to easily kidnap from an institution the retarded brother of a high-profile judge, and easily being able to detain him for weeks without anyone really noticing. The pro-homosexual discussions and lectures are nauseatingly excessive, and the “I’m a lesbian but I’m going to do seductive exercises while telling you why men are sexually inferior to women” part was the movie’s definite low. With the exception of Al Pacino, who makes a chilling bad guy, and Justin Bartha, who performs well in his mentally-handicapped role, the acting is very mediocre. Granted, Affleck’s part is that of a simple street thug, but. . . didn’t he used to be suave and charming?

The movie has sexual overtones throughout. The Jennifer Lopez character (Ricki) proclaims herself to be a lesbian, but surely romantic audiences are hoping she’s lying to protect herself from Gigli’s advances. She’s not. Another angry lesbian shows up – Ricki’s ex-lover, and the ladies have a mini-catfight. Even at the end, the apparent heterosexual romantic resolution is clouded by the ever-looming question of whether or not a lesbian can demonstrate a true commitment to a man.

GIGLI is a symptom of the growing spiritual climate of our nation. According to a politician friend of MOVIEGUIDE®, it is now almost allowable for a public figure to defend a pro-life position, but the moment he or she challenges homosexuality, it is instant death to their career. How is this able to happen? How is it that the sexual behaviors of less than 2% of our population can control and intimidate the other 98%? The answer was given by (Edmund Burke), when he said, “All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

Please pray that as this movie goes out to theatres next weekend, and is packaged and sent throughout the world, that the Lord would miraculously protect the spirits of young, impressionable teens, especially those with any question or confusion about their sexual identity. If GIGLI does well at the box office, it would be a telling and shameful statement about the spiritual disintegration of our nation.

Please address your comments to:

Amy Pascal, President

Columbia Pictures

John Calley, Chairman/CEO

Sony Pictures Entertainment

10202 West Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232-3195

Phone: (310) 244-4000

Fax: (310) 244-2626

Web Page: www.spe.sony.com/

SUMMARY: In GIGLI, a street thug is assigned a kidnapping but is soon surprised to find that the mob has assigned a seductive lesbian woman to keep him company. Possibly the worst movie in three years, GIGLI is simply a bisexual propaganda movie that moral audiences will likely avoid, perhaps even boycott.

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