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Overall Rating
2.8

Awesome: 9.86%
Worth A Look: 7.04%
Average50.7%
Pretty Bad: 18.31%
Total Crap: 14.08%

8 reviews, 23 user ratings


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by Scott Weinberg

"A pretty good movie, considering it's crap."
3 stars

Here's what happens when spoiled college kids have too much time on their hands and drink like Dean Martin at a paternity hearing. They have nothing better to do than fabricate a nasty rumor just to see how far it will spread and what damage it will do. While any of the Flinstone's appliances are more realistic than any character on display here, Gossip manages to entertain through sheer force of B-movie trashiness.

Derrick, Jones and Travis are modern and groovy college pals living in your typical Hollywood loft apartment which is absolutely gorgeous, yet two of them are unemployed and the girl roommate flips freaking burgers. These three drink. A lot. If you drank a beer for every scene in which these three drink, you'd be dead before the credits. Anyway, they start this nasty date rape rumor and all hell promptly breaks loose.

To give more of the story away would be silly as I strongly believe that A) you should see movies for yourself and B) the plot is so intrinsically moronic that Jerry Springer wouldn't touch it. Stuff happens that only happens in movies, although in an especially bitchy and stylistic manner.

You won't be bored much, but you may giggle at it. That's not so great for a movie that's not a comedy. Eric Bogosian shows up as some professor who apparently teaches a course on gossip, which is convenient, since that's what the movie is called. There are several shallow conversations about the dangers of words and gossip, but then everyone stops mid-sentence and picks up a bottle of brandy. Eventually people are getting beat up bad and arrested and double date-raped before the predictable finale in which two people wrestle with a gun held between them. I guess the classics never die.

It's like a tamer Cruel Intentions, which means basically there are no conversations about anal sex or incest. You'll be entertained, but not enough to make you think it's a good movie.

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originally posted: 05/05/00 17:49:44
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User Comments

10/15/15 David Hollingsworth waste of time 1 stars
6/23/11 art i say NO DICE to this FLOP! 1 stars
3/11/07 cody a good movie with lot twists and turns, with storyline that is very juicy, but it run out 3 stars
8/10/06 caterina Awesome 4 stars
2/10/05 laura horrendously awful with a twist that you can see coming from miles off 1 stars
2/15/04 k86warrior different and entertaining....BRILLIANT! 5 stars
1/26/04 Lisa surreal, but interesting 4 stars
8/02/03 Jin No one studies but this hits the mark anyhow.... 5 stars
6/29/03 Jack Sommersby Totally absurd yet admittedly entertaining. 3 stars
1/05/02 seldom scene very very entertaing and not preachy, well worth watching 5 stars
12/12/01 Jess Izzard LOVED the atrwork, nice twist at the end 4 stars
9/18/01 Stephanie Superb! 5 stars
7/04/01 Caroline Demspter Interesting idea and characters play believable roles. 3 stars
7/04/01 Piz a disaster that keeps getting worse...give it to your teen sister. 2 stars
4/01/01 piper dalloway great 5 stars
2/11/01 KyLe*BrOfLoVsKi Well...I didn't vomit... 3 stars
2/10/01 Melinda Stroud I liked the movie but mostly for Norman Reedus. He always delivers. 3 stars
1/22/01 Duke JJ is hot in any movies he do 5 stars
11/03/00 Trina Worth the $3 rental 4 stars
5/06/00 Laura Entertaining, definitely not a brain drain 4 stars
4/28/00 Captain Highcrime Could've been alright if it didn't (very unsuccessfully) try to become The Game at the end. 3 stars
4/23/00 The Rock Sucked bigtime!!! 1 stars
4/22/00 Your Sister's Cousin's Former Roommate One of those movies that keeps you alert; very absorbing; and James Marsden totally rules! 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  21-Apr-2000 (R)

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Australia
  14-Sep-2000 (M)




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