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MOVIE REVIEW FOR "FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY" STARRING KELLY CLARKSON, JUSTIN GUARINI, AND GREG SIFF
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Note: This film has a PG rating.

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This film received 2 pops out of 4 pops.This film received 2 pops out of 4 pops.This film received 2 pops out of 4 pops.This film received 2 pops out of 4 pops.

 

Cast and Credits

Robert Iscove (Director)
Kelly Clarkson
(Kelly)
Justin Guarini
(Justin)
Katherine Bailess
(Alexa)
Anika Noni Rose
(Kaya)
Greg Siff
(Brandon)
Brian Dietzen
(Eddie)

 

 
      Sometimes, as a critic, I like to go to the movies just to laugh and gawk at how horrible a film is.  That was the only reason I went to see "From Justin to Kelly", and I assure you I was not disappointed.  So, why was this film made?  Well, after Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini finished "American Idol", they were mega-stars.  Why not take the two biggest stars in the world and throw them in a film together?  Alas, this might have worked, had that not been a half a year ago.  No one even remembers these two anymore. 
 
      Here is the plot:  Justin (Justin Guarini) and Kelly (Kelly Clarkson) meet at the beach and fall for one another and spend the rest of the film singing songs, like the nauseating rendition of "That's the Way I Like It".  It's your basic "Beach Blanket Bingo" meets "The Stupids", with bad acting and ridiculous dialogue thrown in for no additional charge.  I felt like the movie theatre should have been paying me to see this film.
 
      It's one thing to continuously capitalize on the celebrity of two mediocre talents, but it is another thing to disrespect the public by tossing them into pop culture diarrhea, which is "From Justin to Kelly".  This would have worked much better if Justin Guarini was replaced by Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson was replaced by Kelly Osbourne.  At least they have chemistry.  I was watching this film and wondering why in the hell they even made it to the "American Idol" finals. 
 
      Also, I must mention that this film was directed by Robert Iscove, for no other reason than to warn people not to see a Robert Iscove picture.  After "Boys and Girls", I thought he might have been done for, but I was proved wrong with this heeping mess of a motion picture.
 
      I guess the best thing about this film was that it didn't last too long.  I kept hearing sounds echoing from another theatre and was wondering what the film might be playing next door.  I was tempted to walk over there and find out, because I knew it would be better than what I was watching at the time.  I left the theatre and looked over, discovering it was "Hollywood Homicide" next door.  Hindsight is always 20/20.


     --
Billy Ray ( 0 out of 4 pops )

 

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