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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  | Jersey Girl (2004)
Jersey Girl (2004)

Despite the giant turkey that was Gigli, Affleck was still a $10m-salaried leading man a year later. He plays mildly against type in this unusually gentle Kevin Smith comedy (Only one masturbation gag? Huh?), as a Big Apple publicist who loses everything when his wife dies, only to find it all again under the sofa. Or something along those lines. It’s easy to lose track amid the schmaltz, although Ben (now blessedly shorn of the ‘–nifer’ tag) is winningly low-key and generates enough chemistry with his young co-star, and onscreen daughter, J. Lette, to deliver real emotional beats too. He proves he can deliver ‘likeable’ with his eyes closed. Sadly, the world already knew that and went to watch something else instead.
 

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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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