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The Mexican is more like Mexican’t

27 Nov

This Mexican is simply one of the worst movies I (Chuck) have ever seen in a theater. It makes my bottom ten list despite the fact Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, and Gene Hackman star in this feature that pretended to be a romantic comedy.  The relationship in this film is the farthest thing from romantic.  Roberts and Pitt have minimal screen time together, which makes it difficult for audiences to invest in their relationship.  The disconnect between the two characters is found throughout the film. Director Gore Verbinski should have recognized these obvious flaws in J. H. Wyman’s script and negotiated some re-writes that but it seems like everyone was interested in collecting an easy paycheck for a movie guaranteed to make money with its star power.  As for the film being billed a comedy, there is only one joke (El Camino line) that is remotely funny.  A better title would have been The Mexican’t


Chuck’s Grade: F

Adam’s Grade: D