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Overall Rating
1.98

Awesome: 9.3%
Worth A Look: 16.28%
Average: 2.33%
Pretty Bad: 6.98%
Total Crap65.12%

3 reviews, 25 user ratings


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On the Line
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by Kelly Palma

"A light fluffy pop music filled romantic comedy"
4 stars

Lance Bass' foray into the world of cinema wasn't as painful as I thought it was going to be. ‘On The Line’ is a cute romantic comedy that will leave all the teenyboppers swooning with all the pop melodies roaming through it. The supporting cast includes: Emmanuelle Chriqui as Abbey – the love interest, fellow *NSYNC mate Joey Fatone as Rod – best bud, Gregory Qaiyum as Eric aka GQ – roommate, James Bulliard as Randy – best bud, Tamala Jones as Jackie – Kevin’s nemesis at work, Dave Foley as Higgins – Kevin’s boss, Jerry Stiller as Nathan – the copyguy/mentor, Amanda Foreman as Julie, and Dan Montgomery Jr. as Brady – Kevin’s nemesis from High School and the writer who catapults the story in the public eye. Also some fabulous cameos from the likes of Richie Sambora as ‘The Mick’, Al Green, Ananda Lewis, Joanie Laurer as Chyna, and also from *NSYNC Chris Kirkpatrick and Justin Timberlake. This movie is definitely worth the rental and a bucket of popcorn.

Bass portrays Kevin Gibbons in 'On The Line'. Kevin is a character who has everything going for him. Then he meets Abbey commuting on the ‘L’ train. Abbey turns out to be the girl of his dreams, his soul mate if you will and all Kevin can think to say is, “It was a pleasure commuting with you.” Known by his friends as the guy who ‘chokes’ when it comes to girls, Kevin fails to get her name and number. Thinking he missed his golden opportunity with the girl of his dreams, Kevin plasters Chicago with posters to find his mysterious Train Girl. Much to his chagrin and through some local media coverage, Kevin becomes the target of every young woman's affections in the Chicago area. What ensues is a story about many miscommunications between Kevin, Abbey and his friends; who attempt to date all the women that respond to the poster campaign. This works for a awhile until the real train girl, Abbey herself calls and GQ attempts to take her out with hilarious consequences. Then things seem to go downhill for Kevin and his friends, their scheme to date all the women blows up in their faces. Kevin gets dissed and ultimately ignored when he sees Abbey and she won’t even look at him, he gets taken off the Reebok account at work, and his mentor Nathan ends up in the hospital. In the end his friends attempt to right their wrong and find Abbey, he gets put back on the Reebok account, and Nathan finally tells him the ‘baseball’ story.

Through its use of music and flashbacks this is a thoroughly entertaining movie. The imagery and messages are good ones for its intended audience. Paper airplane and baseball clichés mixed with messages of love and you will be loved along with put yourself ‘ON THE LINE’ and maybe just maybe that love will be returned. Come on now how can a movie guest starring Al Green and his music go wrong. I for one fell for it Hook Line and Sinker and will be picking up the soundtrack soon. This is just further proof that I will forever remain a kid at heart and a sucker for romance.

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originally posted: 06/10/02 10:48:30
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User Comments

12/02/08 Shaun Wallner This movie was stupid! 1 stars
7/16/06 SW Yay!!! 5 stars
3/27/04 Jake Lance Bass And his idiot cronies are so tallentless, that it's not even funny its sad 1 stars
12/10/03 redpjas A GREAT FILM 5 stars
10/14/03 Nikki Jean Theophobia 10x lower than the worst crap on earth!!! and it is the lowest!! go see a john belushi flic 1 stars
9/23/03 Ruben I LOVE Emmanule Chriqui....I wish i could MARRY her!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
9/21/03 CAT BLUES i think this would be the proper name for Lance Bass...PUKE WAD 1 stars
9/07/03 Kitty J. Blues GO TO HELL LANCE!!!!! YOU AND ALL YOUR NSYNC PALS!!!! 1 stars
8/31/03 Kitty Kelso it fucking sucked eggs i came out of the theater laughing thats how bad it was 1 stars
8/20/03 Joe Anyone who thinks this is a great movie is very very stupid 1 stars
7/28/03 JoaNnE I realy liked this movie.. 5 stars
5/22/03 fartzrgood i really think they are the greatest actors... HA! HA! HA! 1 stars
10/23/02 palaboy101 an excellent movie...NOT!!! 1 stars
9/26/02 filmfatale I liked it too! 4 stars
4/27/02 Jessica THIS MOVIE IS SO BAD IT MAKES BAD MOVIES LOOK GOOD! 1 stars
4/24/02 Danielle Ophelia Like watching an extreme close-up of a wet fart. 1 stars
4/02/02 Melissa in NYC The target audience for this movie was "Fucking Idiot Girls." Dumb bitches. 1 stars
12/15/01 Boomshanka If you honestly think that tard is an A-list actor, you need to lay off the crackpipe. 1 stars
12/03/01 Kelly Good premise, bad script. Only saving grace is a cameo from Chris Kirkpatrick at the end. 2 stars
10/31/01 Kristen Lance doesn't talk much, but at least he looks pretty while he takes up space 2 stars
10/31/01 Andrew Carden I Like Lance, and Some Of The Music Was OK [Only The Romanic Ones], but It Wasn't Good. 3 stars
10/29/01 N Sync killer N Sync SUCKS and this movie sucks. Lance Bass is a faggot 1 stars
10/29/01 Banky Edwards The next Kevin Spacey....... Huh? I think MY brain just exploded!!! 2 stars
10/27/01 Jimmy Krikit fI was Lance Bass,I WOULD KILL MYSELF!!!!! AND THAT BITCH TOO. 1 stars
10/26/01 Senor Pescolido Oh my lord. My brain exploded. 1 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  26-Oct-2001 (PG)

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  20-Jun-2002




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