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Ben Affleck: A Movie-By-Movie Guide
The good, the bad and the Gigli

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Ben Affleck: A Movie-By-Movie Guide  | Pearl Harbor (2001)
Pearl Harbor (2001)

It seems glib to write off $500m worth of box office as a shameful waste of talent, but, heck, we’re going to do it anyway. Michael Bay’s CG epic put Affleck in the cockpit of a Spitfire, arms him with dialogue lunky enough to confound the Luftwaffe (“Returning from the dead wasn't all that I expected... but that's life,” he mind-boggles at one point), and makes him the apex of possibly the dopiest love triangle in cinema history. He strives manfully as cocksure aviator Rafe McCawley, pulling his best puppy face when he discovers his best friend (Josh Hartnett) has been seeing his gal while he was feared lost, but the romance is so overwrought he must have been secretly hoping the Japanese would just hurry up and attack.
 

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Quality feature - well worth it just for the last page - I'd never seen either of those two clips. Handsome Men Club was funny, and it was interesting to see all the cameos. However, The "Ben Affleck" video had me in stitches - I don't know how long this has been kicking around the internet, but it's been long time since I've seen something that has had me laughing so much it hurt ! I had to watch it again just to try and spot all the cameos in it.   The fact that Affleck is willing to send himself up like this grants him a lot of respect from me (not that I imagine that matters sp; Top class! More

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