This opened here yesterday.
I would just like to say that all those people who say Madonna can't act, should stick to singing only, should never stand in front of a camera in an acting capacity, is the worst actress of all time, those people should watch Next Best Thing.
She is absolutely magnificent!
In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if her name isn't mentioned at next year's Oscar ceremony.
Madonna plays a woman in her mid forties who has no luck in love so she gets drunk with her gay best friend (played with incredible gusto by Rupert Everett) and they do the nasty. Next minute, she's pregnant and he's the father!
Rupert Everett is SO good at playing the gay guy (ESPECIALLY the scene where he goes back to her ex boyfriend's work to get her keys back and pretends that HE is the ex boyfriend's GAY LOVER!) that you'd have to believe that he really IS gay! Now THAT'S ACTING, my friends.
Added to all of this is the remarkable rendition of Don Maclean's 'American Pie'. Surely now THIS must be the definative version of this American anthem. Mr Maclean's version DOES get a run within the film, but Madonna's version (though sadly, relegated to the credits) just blows it out of the water.
Oh... Thank God! It was only a nightmare! I had this terrible nightmare where I was someone who actually LIKED this film!
I had no idea that they even MADE movies like this anymore. How does a piece of shit like this get ANY financing? WHY do people still think Madonna has an OUNCE of acting ability? Newsflash! SHE DOESN'T!!! This tripe HAS to go down as one of the WORST piece of tripe ever to be printed on film.
How on earth has the director of "Midnight Cowboy" come to this???
Opens Today! Must end soon!
See it at your peril.