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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  | Changing Lanes (2002)
Changing Lanes (2002)

The Bostonian stepped up a gear in this underrated revenge thriller that pitted him against Samuel L. Jackson’s aggressively harried salesman, after a minor fender-bender on a New York freeway sparks a brutal dispute. While Affleck seemed an all-too obvious choice to play an ambitious attorney (or broker/analyst/anyone-who-wears-a-suit-to-work), he embued his grasping lawyer with enough emotional turbulence to make us care. Sure, an intelligent script helped him with that, but, to borrow a phrase from his beloved baseball, this was the actor batting .300. It was, as Empire’s reviewer noted at the time, the best performance of his career to date.
 

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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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