Though it wasn't pre-planned, Smith's film also puts the final nail in the "Bennifer" coffin then begins the resurrection process on Ben Affleck's floundering, Gigli-ravaged career. For the first time in a long while Affleck carries a decent picture, making a stronger connection to Smith's casual dialogue than he does with any of his co-stars.
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Drowning in every workaholic- single- father- gets- his- priorities- straight cliché you could possibly imagine (and then some), "Jersey Girl" is so insultingly trite and treacly it actually features self-centered, single-dad widower Ben Affleck not only realizing (at the last moment) that his daughter's school talent show is more important than a job interview, but actually dashing back to the 'burbs from Manhattan to join her on stage for a song.
Granted, the duet -- which manages to be insipidly saccharine and hokey despite being a murderous number from "Sweeney Todd" -- is the performance that father and daughter had planned all along before his ego got in the way. But the very fact that it never even crosses Affleck's mind to ask about rescheduling his interview lays bare how blindly enamored writer-director Kevin Smith was with the hackneyed notion of this false dilemma.
For all the post-"Gigli" murmur about this being the another possible bomb co-starring former fiancés Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, "Jersey Girl" is actually quite romantic, amusing and well-acted up to the point when Lopez, as Affleck's beloved wife, dies in childbirth, providing the timber-souled actor a brief moment in which to show unexpected depth as he collapses in a weeping heap in the hospital hallway.
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Tyler says, "I think Raquel worked some magic on me there, no question. She is so cute.
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The Hollywood hunk - who appears in the film alongside his former fiancee JENNIFER LOPEZ - was scheduled to join director Kevin Smith and his young co-star Raquel Castro on the red carpet tonight (02JUN04).
And friends of the actor are worried the hectic workload he's taken on in the aftermath of his split with J.LO and her blossoming relationship with new boyfriend Marc Anthony are playing havoc with his well-being.
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The Hollywood heart-throb, who stars in the film alongside Liv Tyler and ex-fiancee Jennifer Lopez, had no idea the kitchen appliance sitting quietly behind him was switched on - but he soon found out.
Child co-star Raquel Castro recalls, "We were doing a cooking scene and he didn't really know the stove was actually on, so he leaned back and went, 'Ow! Ow! Cut! I'm burned my butt!'
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Affleck's nicotine habit greatly annoyed his diminutive co-star, and she had no problem with telling him just how she felt.
She says, "I said (to him) not to do that because in school I learned that you might get chemical dependency.
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J.LO and Affleck shot the movie just after it was officially announced that they were a couple, which sparked relentless press attention throughout the duration of the shoot - and beyond.
And seven-year-old Castro believes the couple, who parted ways in January (04), may have had a better shot at happiness if they were left alone.
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Director and longtime Affleck pal Kevin Smith insists J.LO was never expected to promote the movie in the first place.
He explains, "There weren't plans beforehand for (Lopez) to be there at the 5 March press junket in New York, so the break-up doesn't affect that. But I expect Ben to get hammered with questions."
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Smith - who is a longtime pal of J.LO's fiance BEN AFFLECK - is furious after he agreed to do an interview with the NEW YORK POST and journalist LAURA HOLSEN ran a story claiming he was worried by the lack of sexual chemistry between the real-life lovers.
Smith fumes, "This is the part of the article with which I take issue the most (and why IÂll never talk to another journalist who doesnÂt utilize some form of recording device other than a pen and paper again). I neverÂ neverÂ said, implied, or inferred anything regarding a lack of chemistry between Ben and Jen.
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Hours after teasing fans with two mysterious, animated short clips via Instagram...
Futuristic fashion flooded the floor at this year's Costume Gala.