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To think that Minnie Driver ruins Good Will Hunting.

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squoosh Mon 15-Oct-12 00:02:26

I love this film, love Matt Damon, love the story, love the soundtrack . . . . . . but I do NOT love Minnie Driver in this film. Everything about her character, her voice, her facial expressions, her wide eyed nonsense, her guffawing . . . . . . ruins it I tell you.

But I do so love the soundtrack.

What other perfectly good films are ruined by miscasting?

AmberLeaf Mon 15-Oct-12 00:13:23

Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting! he's such a boy

Minnie is too much of a woman for him! plus he was an arse to her when he dumped her after they got together while making that film.

I love that film for Robin Williams smile he is perfectly cast.

I hated the one that played the priest in Chocolat, is it Alfred Molina? he was just wrong after reading the book.

LFCisTarkaDahl Mon 15-Oct-12 00:26:23

Tell me more, I had no idea she actually went out with him for real!

What does she say about him?

showtunesgirl Mon 15-Oct-12 00:36:32

I believe the story is that he was on Oprah and was asked if he was still seeing Minnie and he said no. Thing is, Minnie was not aware that the relationship was over!

squoosh Mon 15-Oct-12 00:39:54

I'm sure he had a good reason for doing that, I mean if she's anything like her film character.

I've always liked Matt Damon since I had a lovely dream that I was married to him. He was a good husband in case you're interested. . . . . for those few hours we were married grin

showtunesgirl Mon 15-Oct-12 00:41:56

I'm sure he had a good reason for doing that, I mean if she's anything like her film character.

Sorry but surely if you want a relationship to be over, then you inform the person you're with first, not the entire world!

squoosh Mon 15-Oct-12 00:43:04

I was being a bit tongue in cheek.

RubyFakeNails Mon 15-Oct-12 00:46:05

I like Minnie Driver, I think she comes across well in interviews, a friend of mine worked with her and thought she was great fun.

Matt Damon, alright in the talented Mr Ripley, but massively unattractive and a bit meh overall.

showtunesgirl Mon 15-Oct-12 00:47:13

I know. smile It's just that I've seen this kind of stuff happen to people I know!

Example being Laurence Fox and Billie Piper. Yes, they may look like a lovely couple and the official line is that they met whilst doing a play. But it wasn't really widely publicised that he had a girlfriend at the time, whom he lived with. She got royally shafted.

squoosh Mon 15-Oct-12 00:48:19

I've never cared for Billie Piper and her 13ft tall husband. Now I have good reason not to!

showtunesgirl Mon 15-Oct-12 00:51:42

Still for the best though as she's moved on and he was really up his own arse. wink

RubyFakeNails Mon 15-Oct-12 00:52:25

Billie Piper was a right bitch to me in Liberty at Christmas 2 years ago. She's a cow, avoid avoid avoid!

squoosh Mon 15-Oct-12 00:59:04

You can just tell he's an arse. He has a permanently curled lip as if someone has farted near him. Hate the fact she suddenly has this posher than posh voice. Where's that come from?

Knew my suspicions about that pair were correct!

howcomes Mon 15-Oct-12 01:28:18

Hmm, I really liked Minnie Driver in the film, I thought she played the part very naturally, the only thing that grated was being called Skylar, the name didn't seem to fit her character, they should have given her a traditional English name imo.

That said it's a brilliant film.

Valdeeves Mon 15-Oct-12 02:21:27

I think the styling doesn't help - they make her hair straight to make her look younger but it doesn't work.
The worst casting for me was Kristen Stewart I'm Twilight. I think she is very poor - a good actress would have made all that cheesy dialogue work much better. Should have been someone like Sairose O'Reardon or Dakota Fanning. She must have shagged someone to get that part!

Proudnscary Mon 15-Oct-12 06:55:57

Ooh yes YANBU.

I love Matt Damon, he's not 'meh' he's well sexy innit!

I feel I should like Minnie and yes she does 'natural acting' very well, but the 'natural' bit seems too contrived confused.

The scene where she tells the dirty joke always makes my teeth itch. I like the fact that the character is ballsy and brainy but it just doesn't quite work.

Yes and totally agree re Skylar, howcomes. Always bugged me.

JeezyOrangePips Mon 15-Oct-12 07:09:43

Keira knightly and Aaron someone in Anna karenina. He was not someone you would give up your life for and she was dull.

Thankfully the 'secondary' characters were fabulously cast, and it was beautifully done, so not a total waste of time.

Proudnscary Mon 15-Oct-12 07:12:58

I hate Keira Knightly. I can't put into words how allergic I am to her. It all started in Love Actually with her 'Oh I look quite pwetty'. Bleeeuuuuurrrggghhhh. Awful, awful woman.

And breathe.

nellyjelly Mon 15-Oct-12 07:20:10

Yes totally agree about KN. don't rate her as an actress at all. Awful in Atonement too.

Matt Damon is miscast in Ripley IMO. Jude Law acts him off the screen as does that actor who plays Jude's mate whose name escapes me. Big, blonde bloke. Great actor.

nellyjelly Mon 15-Oct-12 07:21:43

Philip Seymour Hoffman.

JeezyOrangePips Mon 15-Oct-12 07:22:44

I didn't mind KK in the duchess, but now I'm wondering if I was totally misguided.

showtunesgirl Mon 15-Oct-12 09:00:23

Eugh, KK in P & P. Nooooooooooooo, Keira, you are NOT Lizzie Bennett. Humph.

melonribena Mon 15-Oct-12 09:03:06

Andie McDowell ruined 4 weddings and a funeral for me! She can't act at all!

showtunesgirl Mon 15-Oct-12 09:08:49

I don't think it's that she can't act but she's been seriously miscast in a lot of things. She keeps playing this Southern belle type characters who are really cheerful but the best role she's ever played was in Sex, Lies and Videotapes where she plays a cold, frigid bitch and was great!

valiumredhead Mon 15-Oct-12 09:10:49

No Matt Damon's crap hair ruins this film, not Minnie grin

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