Monday, March 10, 2008

2007 Diva Cup Awards: Worst Performances of 2007

In conjunction with my worst films of the year, here are the performances I found the most atrocious in 2007.

Worst Actor
Jermaine Clement, Eagle vs. Shark

Such a douche to everyone around him (and with no reason) that he ruins the entire movie.

Adam Sandler, Reign Over Me

In the confines of this quasi-serious 9/11 drama, Sandler reprises the Waterboy and somehow expects it to work. Big mistake.

John Travolta, Wild Hogs

Just before the the triumph of Hairspray, Travolta showed us yet again how schizophrenic of an actor he is. When he's bad, he's really bad.

and the loser is...


Worst Actress
Drew Barrymore, Lucky You

So inoffensive and blah that it merely becomes an imitation of a cute and perky Drew Barrymore performance we've seen 100 times before.

Anne Hathaway, Becoming Jane

Not particularly bad, just a major disappointment after the triumphs of Brokeback Mountain and The Devil Wears Prada.

Vanessa Anne Hudgens, High School Musical 2

I know the intent of the film isn't to deliver high caliber performances, but couldn't have Hudgens at least tried. She can't sing, she can't dance and her acting is a joke. Watch the last few seconds of the film in slow motion (the part where her and Zac Efron are under the waterfall) and you'll see she actually shows more emotion in those two seconds then throughout the rest of the film.

and the loser is...


Worst Supporting Actor
Tim Allen, Wild Hogs


Martin Lawrence, Wild Hogs

Don't even get me started...

Yigal Naor, Rendition

Plays the Muslim torturer exactly the way the average Westerner would expect.

and the loser is...


Worst Supporting Actress
Tichina Arnold, Wild Hogs

A shrill and bitter performance that is so awful that you almost understand why Martin Lawrence just leaves. It's such a shame because Arnold is so good on Everybody Hates Chris.

T.V. Carpio, Across the Universe

It's really not Carpio's fault that Prudence the big old lezzie is so consequential to the plot of the film, but she could have made her a little more interesting or something.

Debra Messing, Lucky You

So good on Will & Grace, it's such a shame that Messing can't find the same luck in any other roles. She's so dry and emotionally dead here that it's pretty much an embarrassment.

and the loser is...



DL said...

Awh, I thought T.V. Carpio was swell in Across the Universe and, along with Jim Sturgess, pretty much the only worthwhile aspect of the whole stupid movie.

Dame James Henry said...

Ugh, I know there's probably nothing technically wrong with Carpio's perforamce, but it just felt out of place in that film and she isn't a good enough actress to make us feel that she belongs there.