Friday, August 26, 2005

Undiscovered - Worse Than Gigli? 

I see by my Rotten Tomatoes weekly e-mail on new releases that one flick opening this weekend has rated an awe-inspiring ZERO on the Tomatometer. Even Gigli got a 7.

Undiscovered is a tale of aspiring artistic types (musician, model, etc.) in Los Angeles. The headliners are Pell James (currently in the critically hailed Broken Flowers), Steven Strait (only previous credit is the Disney teenage superhero flick Sky High), Kip Pardue (a young actor who seems to be getting lots of minor roles that I haven't seen, although he was in Thirteen, Remember the Titans and But I'm a Cheerleader. No, I don't remember him), Carrie Fisher (how did she get involved with something apparently this bad?), and Ashlee Simpson.

Take a look at the review blurbs on Rotten Tomatoes - they're more entertaining than the movie, from the sounds of it. My second favorite is from the Movie Mom: "After a promising start, the script begins to sound like it was written by little girls playing Barbies."

But my favorite is from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
"Undiscovered" promotes one of the stupidest visions of the entertainment industry since 'American Idol' opened the celebrity gateway to the dregs of the karaoke generation."

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 8:36 AM