I have a bit of a soft spot for scruffy Welsh men, so it stands to reason that I do hold a bit of a torch for Rhys Ifans. Throughout his career, he’s been in some fantastic movies (Exit Through the Gift Shop; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I), but for what it’s worth, he has also shown himself to be the worst part of otherwise tolerable films like Nanny McPhee Returns. For better or worse, Rhys has also participated within many crappy movies. Here are the top eleven:
Passion Play: I love to pick on this movie because it was clearly not a good idea for anyone in the cast. At least Rhys’ charater was supposed to inhale the scenery though, which is more than I can say for the inexplicable involvement of Bill Murray.
Anonymous: Rhys looks fantastic in Elizabethan garb, and this certainly was an entertaining movie but simply cannot be taken seriously in regard to historical value.
Mr. Nice: This movie completely dropped the ball on capturing the essence of Howard Marks and really should’ve gone for a comedic vibe instead of melodrama.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age: This sequel seemed much more like a bad British soap opera than a worthy sequel.
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties: This one was insufferable for kids and adults alike. Come to think of it, perhaps Bill Murray could use one of these lists too.
Vanity Fair: This movie was an awful, dreadful, and a perfect illustration of what often goes wrong when adapting great books.
Danny Deckchair: This was a sweet movie and something of a potential guilty pleasure, but I just couldn’t buy the characters or their motivations.
Notting Hill: Rhys (as Spike) is so eccentric her and delivers some of the best lines (“Bugger this for a bunch of bananas”). Such a shame about the rest of the movie.
The Replacements: This could’ve been a decent sports movie, and I can appreciate that it wasn’t oh-so-serious, but it was just a little too “screwball” for my tastes.
Little Nicky: It’s a typical Adam Sandler movie. Enough said.
Love, Honour, And Obey: People who’ve watched this movie will tell you that you’ll either love it or hate it. I pretty much hated it.
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