Paul Giamatti is an outstanding character actor — for that there is no doubt. Unfortunately, he’s also signed onto many crappy movies. Here are the top eleven of them.
Big Momma’s House: This was a juvenile, misogynistic, and racist movie that functions as sort of a precursor to Tyler Perry’s works of “genius.”
Duets: Sure Giamatti basically ruled this movie and made it somewhat interesting for his own participation, but the plot was nonexistent. And Gwyneth Paltrow singing? Minus 1000 points.
Big Fat Liar: Hey, remember when Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes were box-office draws? Me neither.
Paycheck: The obvious remark here is that everyone tied to this movie was in it … for the paycheck.
Lady in the Water: Here stands yet another disappointment from the M. Night Shyamalan School of Filmmaking.
The Nanny Diaries: Just because the book was a bestseller doesn’t mean that people will want to watch a movie about Scarlett Johansson as a frustrated child care worker. Man, what was the Weinstein Co. thinking with this mess?
Shoot ‘Em Up: Yeah, I’m going to catch hell for including this one on the list. Even though this was an enjoyable movie, it was crappy as hell.
Duplicity: At least this movie signaled the official end to the Rise of Julia Roberts.
The Hangover Part II: This movie was crappy because it was exactly like the first movie.
Man on the Moon: Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman = Overrated and crappy.
Fred Claus: Even if you haven’t seen this movie (and I wish I hadn’t), can’t you just tell by the look in Giamatti’s face in the poster that it’s something not worth experiencing?
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