With the release of Scary Movie 5 this weekend, we take a look at Lindsay Lohan's Top 5 worst films, ever.
In the wake of Scary Movie 5's release, we've trawled through the troubled actress's movie credits to establish whether the latest instalment in the comedy franchise makes it into her Top 5 worst films of all time. The movie is the first not to feature Cindy Campbell, aka Anna Faris, who basically carried the previous films so we're not expecting great things for the fifth instalment. Though the heavyweight critics are yet to weigh in, Australia's The Age said, "This is the first Scary Movie in seven years, but the formula remains unchanged, with a thin storyline linking spoofs of Hollywood hits." For now, we're willing to give Scary Movie 5 the benefit of the doubt, but here's five other stinkers from the Lohan back catalogue.
Remember Labor Pains, from 2009? Well, you shouldn't, because nobody saw it. It focuses on Lindsay's character, an office assistant who fakes a pregnancy to get on the good side of her stringent boss. Billed as a romantic comedy and starring Cheryl Hines and Chris Parnell in the supporting cast, this throwaway movie was instantly forgettable and garnered some shocking reviews. After it failed t if Lindsay thought this movie was ever going to hit theater screens, Jason McKiernan of Filmcritic.com said "If Lindsay thought this movie was ever going to hit theater screens, the joke was on her."
HERBIE: FULLY LOADED
Chances are, you've definitely heard of Herbie: Fully Loaded. It did relatively well at the box-office, taking $144 million worldwide, though was panned by critics. It followed Maggie Peyton (Lohan) as the 18-year-old daughter of a once successful stock car driver whose career is in tatters. Maggie is in line for a job covering NASCAR for ESPN though she'd rather be racing the cars on the track. The New York Times actually gave the film a positive review, saying, "Herbie: Fully Loaded is a perfectly silly movie for a silly season that in recent years has forgotten how to be this silly," though Mark Clark of USA Today said, "Loaded does not address the fact that a car with superpowers in an auto race is a lot like a home run hitter who takes steroids. Herbie is the new Jose Canseco." Fun family films can be done so much better than this.
Perhaps one of the worst movies of all time, let alone in Lindsay Lohan's career, the bizarrely named Georgia Rule also starred Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman. Lohan plays rebellious teenager Lily sent to spend the summer with her grandmother after her mom fails to find a means for curbing her unruly behaviour. Lily initially attempts to disrupt the Mormon community, before she learns the true value of responsibility. Yuk.
The critics absolutely hated it, "Three noisy women and a worn-out premise rattle around in Georgia Rule, an incoherent dramedy of rampant parental insufficiency from director Garry Marshall," said the Village Voice. "Georgia Rule doesn't make you feel good; it makes you queasy," added USA Today. Ouch.
LIZ & DICK
Ahh, Liz & Dick. It was supposed to be the movie that secured Lindsay Lohan's place back in the big time. A television biopic chronicling the relationships of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. It's a good story. The story's definitely there, but director Lloyd Kramer did little with it, and Lohan wasn't convincing as the Hollywood heavyweight. Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly pretty much summed things up in his review. "Taylor and Burton deserved better, and Lohan should have shed her protective shell and made an effort to try and understand a psyche other than her own," he wrote.
I KNOW WHO KILLED ME
And so we come to the worst of the worst. Lindsay Lohan stars as an unfortunate young woman whose life is damaged following an abduction by a serial killer. Though she escapes from the clutches of the madman, she loses a hand, a leg and plenty of blood. The Hollywood Reporter got the ball rolling with the bad reviews, saying, quite simply, "There's a fresh candidate in the running for worst movie of 2007 honors." The New York Times added, "Pretentious and inane, I Know Who Killed Me arouses unexpected sympathy for its embattled star." Variety hammered the final nail in the coffin, writing, "A disaster that exerts a perverse fascination."