Sunday, June 10, 2012

Classics of Crap Volume 37: From Justin To Kelly

Hey Guys! Welcome back to Classics of Crap, where we take a look at the worst bile Tinseltown retches up. This weeks movie is a little unorthodox, but I haven't done a musical yet on Classics of Crap, so here's (arguably) the worst movie musical ever made. Currently holding the #16 position on the imdb Bottom 100 list, the American Idol movie, From Justin to Kelly. Since I doubt any of you have actually seen this movie, a little backstory. Back when American Idol was just starting out, the first and second prize winner, in addition to all the fortune and glory they would receive from being the top singing stars of that year, would be to star in their very own BIG HOLLYWOOD MOVIE. In this case, the winner Kelly Clarkson, and runner up Justin Guarini, would have to go down with the ship in this contractually obligated maritime disaster. The movie was rushed through production, rushed into theaters, and then in 30(!) days, rushed onto video. The only problem was, no one was rushing to see it. The producers of Idol re-thought their movie idea, and the world was (sadly) never given the follow up, From Clay to Rueben. Too bad, that would have been epic. So, is "FJTK", as I call it, any good? Oh, hell no. But, it is hilarious to see first time actors go limp in front of the camera to the most banal and awkwardly written "romance" I've ever seen on the silver screen.

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