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Which universally-panned film do you actually love?

I still think Ishtar is really, really was a box office flop but I love it..

Which panned film do you love?

by Anonymousreply 14605/25/2020

The Cell with Vincent D'onofrio, Vince Vaughn and Jlo. one of my favorites. Also, Josie and the Pussycats.

by Anonymousreply 105/23/2020

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

by Anonymousreply 205/23/2020

The House of Wax remake with Paris Hilton. All the people I knew were aghast at simply the idea of her being in the film that they wrote it off without seeing it. I caught it on cable a few years ago and thought it was one of the better horror films from that time period.

by Anonymousreply 305/23/2020

Lost Horizon

by Anonymousreply 405/23/2020

Bonfire of the Vanities.

I find it very entertaining

by Anonymousreply 505/23/2020

Ready to Rumble make me laugh so hard. I am actually going to download and rewatch it right now.

by Anonymousreply 605/23/2020

whoops, rotten tomatoes link about ready to rumble, I hit submit by accident

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by Anonymousreply 705/23/2020

Valentine. I know it's a dumb slasher movie, but it's not worse than many others that were better received.

by Anonymousreply 805/23/2020

Predator 2

by Anonymousreply 905/23/2020

"Why can't you give me the respect that I'm entitled to?" - Mommie Dearest

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by Anonymousreply 1005/23/2020

Ghoulies 2

by Anonymousreply 1105/23/2020

hell, I can beat that r9- I love Predators with Adrian Brody

by Anonymousreply 1205/23/2020

Dune. I went to see it with my friends. At the end, I remember saying, “Wasn’t that great?!” And then looking around to see my friends all asleep

by Anonymousreply 1305/23/2020

Highlander and Aliens 3 - the one on the prison planet where she shaves her head and fucks the disgraced former drug addict surgeon.

by Anonymousreply 1405/23/2020

I think opinions have changed, but "Death Becomes Her". Originally, it was universally panned, and then I think Roger Ebert changed his opinion decades later, and there was a shift in sentiment and today it holds up and is very entertaining.

by Anonymousreply 1505/23/2020

Batman Returns is considered weird, but I love it.

Team America: World Police is amazing. Hilarious.

The two Brady movies are great but forgotten, except here (Sure, Jan!)

Legend with Tim Curry and Tom Cruise is a visual feast but so dull most can't get through it. I still love it for what it is.

The Charlie's Angels movies are great.

by Anonymousreply 1605/23/2020

Amen, r13. I loved Dune, too. I hadn’t read the books. I could barely understand what was going on, but I felt hypnotized by it all. Lynch is a genuine artist.

I have a feeling the new film will be infinitely more cohesive and infinitely less imaginative and transporting.

by Anonymousreply 1705/23/2020

Waterworld. It's such a fun movie!

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by Anonymousreply 1805/23/2020

Showgirls (1995)

The Cell (2000)

Howard The Duck (1986)

by Anonymousreply 1905/23/2020

Nell; The Blue Lagoon; Tarzan The Ape Man (Bo Derek)

by Anonymousreply 2005/23/2020

[QUOTE] hell, I can beat that - I love Predators with Adrian Brody

You haven’t beat anything. Predators got far more love than Predator 2.

by Anonymousreply 2105/23/2020

Vampire’s Kiss

by Anonymousreply 2205/23/2020

I really loved Cats.

by Anonymousreply 2305/23/2020

Get help, r23.

F***ing sicko!

by Anonymousreply 2405/23/2020

I liked She Devil. Especially enjoyed Meryl Streep's character and Sylvia Miles as her mother. Roseanne did a decent job as Ruth.

by Anonymousreply 2505/23/2020

Birth (2004)

by Anonymousreply 2605/23/2020

I liked Water World as well . I thought Heavens Gate was also very good.

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by Anonymousreply 2805/23/2020

Citizen Kane was panned and then climbed it's way up to the greatest movie ever made.

by Anonymousreply 2905/23/2020

Glitter -- I thought it was a fun movie and Mariah was good in it.

by Anonymousreply 3005/23/2020

Sup Mariah

by Anonymousreply 3105/23/2020

Jaws 4, Showgirls,

by Anonymousreply 3205/23/2020

Just Friends (Ryan Reynolds Anna Faris) It's my "Holiday Movie" Tradition now. Fuck that "You'll ShooT Your Eye Out"-- A Christmas Story.

by Anonymousreply 3305/23/2020

The Misfits. I think it's Marilyn's best acting. It was few years before it's time. Fans wanted "Some Like It Hot: Part Deux".

Mommie Dearest; Cruising; Exorcist II: The Heretic; Supergirl...

by Anonymousreply 3405/23/2020

I liked Who's That Girl? It was fun.

The Boy Next Door with J-Lo. Worth it just to see Ryan Guzman's hot ass.

by Anonymousreply 3505/23/2020

I must only like bad comedies because I also really love Mystery Men

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by Anonymousreply 3605/23/2020

and the one that usually makes people look at me with disgust (if they know the movie) is Very Bad Things. yes, it's a terrible movie but it makes me laugh

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by Anonymousreply 3705/23/2020

R29, Citizen Kane wasn’t panned. The reviews were quite strong even upon its release, and it was nominated for nine Oscars, winning for its screenplay. The box office was underwhelming, though.

by Anonymousreply 3805/23/2020

Blankman with Damon Wayans. I thought it was hilarious. It's kind of silly but it's one of my guilty pleasures.

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by Anonymousreply 3905/23/2020

Cutthroat Island

by Anonymousreply 4005/23/2020

Bringing Down the House. Everyone who said “it’s so racist” didn’t get that they were sending all that up — plus Queen Latifah co-produced it!

by Anonymousreply 4105/23/2020

R26 Incredibly strange and haunting film. I liked that they left much open to interpretation. I burst out laughing when Danny Huston attacked the poor kid though.

by Anonymousreply 4205/23/2020


Femme Fatale--it got mixed reviews, but I think this movie has just gotten better with time.

by Anonymousreply 4305/23/2020

I liked Birth, too. Flawed but interesting.

by Anonymousreply 4405/23/2020

Josie and The Pussycats, Can't Stop the Music

by Anonymousreply 4505/23/2020

St. Elmo's Fire.

by Anonymousreply 4605/23/2020

"The Temp"

by Anonymousreply 4705/23/2020

R44, Loved Bacall's apartment.

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by Anonymousreply 4905/23/2020

Freddy Got Fingered


by Anonymousreply 5005/23/2020

Ooh, good one, R50. I love Coctail. It's obviously not held in high regard, but was it universally panned?

by Anonymousreply 5105/23/2020

"See Spot Run"

It's cute, with an adorable dog in it. I watch it from time to time.

by Anonymousreply 5205/23/2020

Simply Irresistible

by Anonymousreply 5305/23/2020

Another vote for Showgirls. Makes me heartily laugh throughout. Nomi and company always deliver.

When I was younger I also would've said Mommie Dearest, but now all of the child abuse takes all of the fun out of Joan/Faye's hysteria.

by Anonymousreply 5405/23/2020

R54 I’m confused, was there no child abuse before?

by Anonymousreply 5505/23/2020

R55 There was, I guess when I was younger I didn't care. Getting soft in my old age, I guess

by Anonymousreply 5605/23/2020

The more times I see Mommie Dearest, the less camp it gets. But the memes and gifs from it are still hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 5705/23/2020

[quote]Predator 2

I've always loved it, and didn't realize it was not generally well-liked. Another Predator film I enjoy a lot is AVP: Alien vs. Predator. I just love the whole setup of traveling to the Arctic, even if the film itself fails to become more than a well-made generic scifi action flick. Predators, with Adrien Brody, was technically better made but I found it boring as hell. AVP had a little bit of that same excitement of traveling into an exotic location to find something new as the original Jurassic Park, although they obviously are two very different films. AVP is like a state of mind and IMHO the director Paul W.S. Andersen got a lot of undeserved shit for the film.

by Anonymousreply 5805/23/2020

White Chicks with Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans. I think it's hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 5905/23/2020

Paul Bart: Mall Cop 2

Sweet comedy set at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, with a diverse cast including hot Latino men for a change.

I admit the direction is amateurish as the elaborate slapstick scenes do not work. But it has heart, and did I mention there's plenty of attractive Latin actors in featured roles, including Mexican actor Eduardo Verástegui.

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by Anonymousreply 6005/23/2020

^^ Paul Blart

by Anonymousreply 6105/23/2020

I've said it here before but I think Jenny McCarthy's "Dirty Love" is hilarious and I think Carmen Electra should have been nominated for a supporting Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 6205/23/2020

Cocktail got poor reviews but was a box office hit and the soundtrack was successful. It was part of that chain of films from the mid to late ‘80s about young men who HAD to be successful. Like The Secret of My Success and Wall Street. I guess Working Girl would fit the bill too (about women). They were oh so 80s but I love all of them. Though Wall Street and Working Girl were not panned.

by Anonymousreply 6305/23/2020

The Quick and the Dead. Russell Crowe during his sexy days. Lots of really good character actors as well. I love westerns.

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Sorority Boys (2002), Hilarious camp fun. I loved Michael Rosembaum's character (Adam/Adina). Very well acted for a frat boy movie.

Check it out!

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by Anonymousreply 6505/24/2020

(R65) I love Sorority Boys also. I also thought it was cool that they had original stars from Animal House. It's hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 6605/24/2020

My Stepmother is an Alien

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Not universally panned but have been deemed “problematic”:

Love, Actually Grease

by Anonymousreply 6905/24/2020

Grease 2

Maid to Order (a dumb 80’s comedy with Ally Sheedy, Valerie Perrine, and Dick Shawn)

by Anonymousreply 7005/24/2020

The Long Kiss Goodnight with Geena Davis

by Anonymousreply 7105/24/2020

A Winter's Tale with Colin Farrell. It's hard to sum up, it's a campy mess with some poignant old New York sentimentality mixed in.

by Anonymousreply 7205/24/2020

The Great Gatsby. - the Mia Farrow, Robert Redford version

by Anonymousreply 7305/24/2020

R69 What's problematic about Grease? It's a kids movie.

by Anonymousreply 7405/24/2020

I agree about HOW, r3.

by Anonymousreply 7505/24/2020

I have to say r58 that imo the consensus on the Predator sequels is right. The first movie is a fun lightweight way to pass two hours. It just doesn’t have the weight to carry a sequel. All the sequels are dreadful.

The only reason there’s a franchise is that teenage boys with feelings of inadequacy freight all of their anxiety onto this unstoppable super warrior. It’s the same with Jason and Michael Myers.

by Anonymousreply 7605/24/2020

Sorority Row (the one with Rumer Willis).

by Anonymousreply 7705/24/2020

Overnight Delivery w/ Reese Witherspoon and Paul Rudd

by Anonymousreply 7805/24/2020

Rhinestone. Dolly was beautiful and Stallone handsome in this comedy. It opens with Tennessee Homesick Blues—one of my favorites from Dolly’s catalog.

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by Anonymousreply 7905/24/2020

Nine (2009): It may not be a masterpiece, but it's not nearly as bad as the initial reception made it seem. It's certainly better than some musical films that were released since (Rock of Ages, Annie, Cats, etc.).

by Anonymousreply 8005/24/2020

[quote] The Long Kiss Goodnight with Geena Davis

I love it as well, it's actually one of my favorite action films, but the film was hardly universally-panned. It got fairly good reviews, 69% RT, which is great for a true action flick.

by Anonymousreply 8105/24/2020

R81 Not at the time it didn't. It was laughed at.

by Anonymousreply 8205/24/2020

R82, nope, I was there. It was received rather well for an action film. It even got a cover on an esteemed film critic magazine which quite frankly surprised me. Let's not forget we're not talking about a new Citizen Kane here, the film most definitely is flawed in many ways. The reviews were fairly honest, I mean it is a 3.5 to 4 out of five stars film, but already back then some people loved it. I saw it three times in a theater, which was quite unusual for me.

by Anonymousreply 8305/24/2020

I almost listed the Long Kiss but when I looked at the wiki page to link to it, it was indeed not panned. I love that movie, definitely Gina at her very finest

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I cannot miss THE SWEETEST THING every time it's on TV. Critically reviled, a box office bust, but I think the cast is funny and attractive and have great chemistry.

Cameron Diaz was often underappreciated as an appealing and deft comic actress, and Christina Applegate and Selma Blair are great as always. Thomas Jane and Jason Bateman are especially adorable as well.

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R19 are you MC? I know only one person who loves Howard the Duck

by Anonymousreply 8705/24/2020

Speaking of Cameron Diaz - Bad Teacher. Though, I'm not sure how panned it was. I can't imagine the reviews were glowing.

by Anonymousreply 8805/24/2020

Wildcats starring Goldie Hawn.

Not only do I love this movie, it’s the only movie about football that I have willingly watched.

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by Anonymousreply 8905/24/2020

Yeah, The Long Kiss Goodnight got some decent reviews. Remember, this came out after Cutthroat Island which was a huge bomb for both director Renny Harlin and his then wife Geena Davis. The Long Kiss Goodnight got better reviews.

by Anonymousreply 9005/24/2020

Point Of No Return. I think a lot of the critics hated it just because it was a remake.

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by Anonymousreply 9105/24/2020

Point of No Return is great, and a decent remake IMO. But, alas, only 50% on RT.

by Anonymousreply 9205/24/2020

Grease 2

The Meg

White Chicks

Hobbs & Shaw

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Bringing Down the House (I don't think people got the point of the movie)

Jack & Jill

by Anonymousreply 9505/24/2020

Wow, I’m actually surprised at how low “Bringing Down The House” scored on Rotten Tomatoes. Loved this movie when it came out and me and my coworkers quoted it often.

by Anonymousreply 9605/24/2020

Indecent Proposal

Adrian Lyne is an underappreciated director. He can make films that would otherwise be disposable into something elevated with his sensual use of natural light and shadows. I love so many of his films simply because of how they look (Foxes, Flashdance, 9 1/2 Weeks, Fatal Attraction, Unfaithful, etc.)

by Anonymousreply 9705/24/2020

Still of the Night.

M herself hates this film but I must have watched it a dozen times on HBO in the early 80s. M was very beautiful in it and had a nice monologue towards the end.

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by Anonymousreply 9805/24/2020

Oooh, Mary Louise, gurl. You should stay away from that platinum white-blonde color.

That's a whole lotta frame goin' on, and you ain't no oil painting. Not then and not now.

by Anonymousreply 9905/24/2020

Reign of Fire. I LOVE this movie!

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Jennifer's Body seemed to not get any love at the time, but it's developed a cult following over the years. Same with Diablo Cody's next film, Young Adult, which was her masterpiece. I went to see these with friends who also loved them, but the rest of the audience just seemed baffled by them.

Unfortunately, I can't say much positive about Rikki and the Flash, but Tully was pretty good, too.

by Anonymousreply 10105/24/2020

"Bless The Child" (2000) - as a horror movie, it's completely horrible in every way imaginable, but, if you approach it as an unintentional piece of high camp, it's actually quite brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 10205/24/2020

Also, "Manhunter" (1986) was almost universally trashed upon its release, but got thoroughly critically re-evaluated since. These days, I consider it superior to "The Silence of the Lambs."

by Anonymousreply 10305/24/2020

Center Stage. Oh my god, is it awful. But if I start watching, I can’t stop.

by Anonymousreply 10405/24/2020

Event Horizon and Lifeforce.

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54: Love It!!

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Five Days One Summer

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BTW, my LOVE is only for the 54 - Director's Cut because it contains more gay scenes, drugs and sex than the watered-down theatrical release.

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by Anonymousreply 10905/24/2020

Gods of Egypt

It’s a completely ridiculous movie, but that’s exactly what it should be. The better actors in the cast know to camp it up to the heavens, Thwaites and Coster-Waldau are gorgeous, and even Gerard Butler’s off-brand Russell Crowe shtick is right for this sort of thing. I can’t pretend it’s a good movie, but it’s a lot of fun.

by Anonymousreply 11005/24/2020

r95, I'm with you, Bringin down the House is a fkin riot. Fuck PC culture.

by Anonymousreply 11105/24/2020

r101, Jennifer's Body is the best mainstream camp movie in sometime. Give up your gay card if you don't like the this film.

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Both are very entertaining and deliver on the promise of the trailer and poster. Much more fun than actual crap like Forrest Gump or Pretty Woman which both sucked.

by Anonymousreply 11305/24/2020

Here's a link to Rotten Tomatoes so you can check to see if your film is actually "universally panned."

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by Anonymousreply 11405/24/2020

I forgot two panned-to-death comedies I laugh all the way through and I've watched them over and over:

Cabin Boy


So, I Married an Ax Murderer...freaking hilarious

by Anonymousreply 11505/24/2020

I thought Down With Love was absolutely brilliant, but no one I've talked to has ever heard of the movie. Did it bomb that bad in theatres, or was it just never even released? Ewan McGregor is delicious in it, and Renee Zellweger is a total gas. David Hyde Pierce and Sarah Paulson are awesome as well. It's just such a great send-up movie that has such great energy...

by Anonymousreply 11605/24/2020

I love the movie The Core. I don't even know if it's classified science fiction or action or what. It's ridiculous and I love it.

by Anonymousreply 11705/24/2020

R116 you are the ONLY person Ive ever heard mention that movie ! I loved it too ! but no one Ive ever mentioned it to has heard of it.

by Anonymousreply 11805/24/2020

I'm always shocked to discover people count Mars Attacks as one of the bad Burton movies. It's pure genius to me!

by Anonymousreply 11905/24/2020

I really enjoyed Queen of the Damned. Just me, I know, but I had a great time!

by Anonymousreply 12005/24/2020

[quote][R116] you are the ONLY person Ive ever heard mention that movie ! I loved it too ! but no one Ive ever mentioned it to has heard of it.

We had a Down With Love thread like six months ago here. I remember it well because I replied I dislike the film.

by Anonymousreply 12105/24/2020

Original Sin

by Anonymousreply 12205/24/2020

Stonewall (2015). I thought it was a good movie. When I looked around at my friends, everyone was on their phones and bored to tears.

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Your friends were correct, R123. It's a bad, boring, inept film IMHO.

by Anonymousreply 12405/24/2020

Meet Joe Black

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The Waterboy with Adam Sandler. Don’t know if it’s universally panned, but it’s definitely low brow humor. Maybe it’s because when I lived in Houston, I met and worked with Cajuns from Louisiana. And I love Fairuza Balk. It just makes me laugh and nearly pee my pants.

by Anonymousreply 12605/24/2020

I was just re-watching some of BP's scenes in Meet Joe Black. God he was gorgeous!

by Anonymousreply 12705/24/2020

Lost Horizon (1973)

Halloween III Season of the Witch (1982)

Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace (1999)

Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones (2002)

by Anonymousreply 12805/24/2020

The Waterboy is one of the better Adam Sandler movies. Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler, and Fairuza Balk definitely help.

by Anonymousreply 12905/24/2020

Halloween III is great movie and way better than most of the other sequels. You have to at least give them credit for trying something different. An anthology series based on just the holiday itself would have been a much smarter and more creative way to go and I bet they wouldn't have had to have 400 timeline reshuffles and reboots to keep the series going.

by Anonymousreply 13005/24/2020

Bless The Beasts and the Children

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I love Halloween III too, r130. It's very well made. I love the story, the electronic score and I love the idea of masks being killers (kind of freaky right now to watch actually).

The scene in the TV room is one of my favourite scenes in horror because it really goes there. And Mr. Cochran is a great villain.

by Anonymousreply 13305/24/2020

Austenland. Somehow, it has a 31% rating on RT.

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Click at face value is cheese Adam Sandler schlock until it hits you in the face with some real emotion behind it. Starship Troopers is a great anti-fascist movie. Then there's my namesake, of course, Xanadu. I love ELO.

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by Anonymousreply 13505/25/2020

I liked "Down With Love" too although I wish they had designed a better wig for Ewan McGregor. The one he wore was very obvious and thus distracting.

by Anonymousreply 13605/25/2020

Love Potion Number 9.

by Anonymousreply 13705/25/2020

[quote]Austenland. Somehow, it has a 31% rating on RT.

Wow, only 31%? I liked the film and don't remember it being bad at all.

by Anonymousreply 13805/25/2020

Mortal Engines (2018)

The Happytime Murders (2018)

by Anonymousreply 13905/25/2020

R139, oh god, Mortal Engines was much worse than I expected. The pro-China propaganda at the end was so nauseating and obvious that it left a bad taste in my mouth.

by Anonymousreply 14005/25/2020

I like Star Wars Episode II. I get Anakin's character developement including his intense diuslike for sand… Don't like the first though.

by Anonymousreply 14105/25/2020

It must be the lockdown effect because I needed some mindless entertainment and decided to watch some movies starring DL fave, Jennifer Aniston. One of them loved awful in the trailer and I expected to hate it, but I ended up liking the very low-key, sombre mood of the film. The script had some plot holes, but I still ended up wanting to know what happened to the main characters.

The movie was "Love Happens", with Aniston and Aaron Eckhart. I think the lockdown is turning me into a frau because I am finding Aniston quite appealing within her narrow range. She's a skilled comedienne and I found her a very pleasant screen presence in this film.

by Anonymousreply 14205/25/2020

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter is Dead is a classic to me.

by Anonymousreply 14305/25/2020

John Carter. It had potential to be a huge franchise for Disney but the marketing was terrible and it became one of the biggest financial flops in film history.

by Anonymousreply 14405/25/2020

I liked Aeon Flux though I never watched the animated series prior to seeing the live action film.

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R96 and r111 thank you I mentioned Bringing Down the House so I’m loving the love. Queen Latifah should have a Comedy Golden Globe for that (or at least have been nominated).

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