Right off the bat: the first problem with "Gigli"

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  1. Gary->dee

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    How many people are even going to be able to pronounce the title correctly?

    "Hey uh, let's go see giggly."
     
  2. MickeS

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    I was wondering the same thing. I thought they had changed the title though?

    I would just pronounce it like you say above actually.
     
  3. Steve Christou

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    What the hell is a 'gigli' anyway? Is it a film? A person? The sequel to Gigi?

    It's either giggly, or jiggly, or jijjly, or gijjly or [GET OFF STEVE!]
     
  4. Gary->dee

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    It's the name of Ben Affleck's character, Larry Gigli, which I believe is prounounced 'jeelee' but correct me if I'm wrong! [​IMG]
     
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    I believe you're right, Gary. And from what I've read, the title has been a bone of contention between Martin Brest and the studio for some time. Of course, if the movie's any good, the fact that the title is odd may turn out to be a plus.

    M.
     
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    P.S. Why is it that Kevin Smith has to shoot himself in the foot with every film he makes? If he just had the balls to stand up to the studios once in a while, Jersey Girl wouldn't be tied ridiculously to this film, which is now sinking both like a dead weight.
     
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    Very close... [​IMG]

    The gli combination of letters in Italian is typically pronounced like "lyee," so the proper pronunciation would be something like "jeelyee."

    Allow me to use my first post to come out of lurk mode and correct the moviemakers... [​IMG]

    Nick
     
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    be that as it may, i can tell you what the second problem with gigli is: it stars ben affleck and jennifer lopez.
     
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    I thought it was "jiggly", too, in reference to Jennifer Lopez's, um...assets. [​IMG]
     
  12. Dennis Nicholls

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    Heck I thought you were talking about this opera star:
    [​IMG]
    And about his cornball singing style.....[​IMG]
     
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    Exactly, like Jason said. Smith signed a contract with somebody which requires Jersey Girl to be released after Gigli. So even though it's been pretty much in the can since January, it gets pushed back everytime Gigli gets pushed back. I'm glad they're finally unloading it.
     
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    You know "The Sun" is like "The Weekly World News", with tits, right?
     
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    Oh, I'm not saying it's going to be good. I just like saying "tits". [​IMG]
     

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