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Is Jennifer Aniston's Film Career Over?

Film 2010/08/24 20:56:00
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After the very disappointing box office returns of Jennifer Aniston's latest flop, "The Switch," Hollywood is starting to wonder, is Aniston's film career finally over?

Only coming in 8th place at the box office, with a dreary $8.4 million take, "The Switch" was beat out by a critically drubbed satire ("Vampires Suck"), a bunch of old men playing Army ("The Expendables") and even some killer fish ("Piranha 3D").

Really? She can't even beat the fish?

It seems like Aniston can't get a film off the ground unless she's starring with a powerful comedian (Vince Vaughn, Jim Carrey) or a dog ("Marley and Me"). When left on her own to carry a film, she bombs out, over and over.

Some think it's time for her to throw in the towel and return to TV, where she first became a triumphant star.

"She's probably still a giant television star," says one producer. "If she would do it, she could name her price. Her movies aren't very good, they're not embarrassing. She's always pleasant, and she always looks kind of pretty."

Kind of pretty? Ouch.

Another producer has some even rougher things to say. "There are some actors like Angelina Jolie, if they want to do the movie, then you make the movie," the producer says. "Aniston is not the kind of star that drives movies getting made. She's the kind of star that gets the movie made if you want to make it anyway."

Does this pertain to Jolie's latest "Salt"?

Poor Aniston will have another shot at movie stardom and box-office clout with the upcoming "Just Go For It," co-starring Adam Sandler, and "Horrible Bosses." She's got the funny guy thing going for her in the first, though Jason Bateman couldn't save her in "The Switch." We just hope she has a furry friend to work with in "Horrible Bosses."

Is Jennifer Aniston's Film Career Over?

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  • Kate 2010/08/25 18:13:51 (edited)
    Yes, Jen should go back to TV
    Kate
    +5
    Her acting career began and ended with Friends. In every single movies she's in, she acts like her character Rachel from Friends. She played that role perfectly, but she doesn't know how to transform into a new character. She always acts like that one. She's an okay actress. I don't think she's horrible, but she's definitely no Angelina Jolie. A really good actress (like Julia Roberts) can turn a B movie into a great one. She doesn't have that skill.

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  • Lexi 2012/01/09 00:51:59
    Yes, Jen should go back to TV
    Lexi
    jen should be back on tv and movies
  • Lissette 2010/11/15 20:12:43
    Yes, Jen should go back to TV
    Lissette
    Jen should definitely go back to TV. I have never liked her movies. It's okay to do a feel good movie here and there. Even Robin Willliams does them but it's all she hs ever done. It's time to show some ability Jen.She doesn't take roles that involve taking artistic risk. She doesn't show acting range where other actresses do such as Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchet,Reese Witherspoon, Scarlet Johansen, and Gwyneth Paltrow just to name a few. Even Madonna took a chance with her character in that baseball movie. Jen is just Jen in her movies-thats the problem. Doesn't she pay someone to give her this kind of advice? What's more said is that if she forfeited her marriage and children to Brad for a movie career, she was sadly mistaken. Quite frankly whenever I hear Jennifer is in a movie I always ask "with who" because I know the other actor would be the deciding factor in whether or not I decide to watch that film.
  • ☆SPIDERPIECES☆: HERO of PHAET 2010/08/25 23:13:04
    Not at all, it's just not her year
    ☆SPIDERPIECES☆: HERO of PHAET
    She'll get it back. No I'm lying, she wont. But do you remember Leprechaun?





    Stay on tv, so we can have more of this.

    lying remember leprechaun stay tv
  • Mel Winchester 2010/08/25 23:08:40
    Not at all, it's just not her year
    Mel Winchester
    I think she's a good actress, but she needs to step out of her romantic comedy zone.
  • Arabian.Queen. 2010/08/25 22:24:21
    Not at all, it's just not her year
    Arabian.Queen.
    i hope so .it annoyes me when i see sher
  • loversAddiction 2010/08/25 21:39:42
    Not at all, it's just not her year
    loversAddiction
    i have not seen any of jens new movies that have been out previously, but they didnt look that bad, i think that she just aint doin anythin new, all her characters seem to be the same...
  • some idiot who thinks he kn... 2010/08/25 21:27:07
    Not at all, it's just not her year
    some idiot who thinks he knows everything
    Piranha 3d is a cult film ... it's suppose to look a little bad. As for Jennifer, she should just retire.
  • Gabby 2010/08/25 20:20:07
    Not at all, it's just not her year
    Gabby
    i personally like jennifer aniston. she's a good actress and i reccomend movies to my family just by saying "it's a jennifer aniston movie" and i have always liked her movies. im just getting kinda sick of the romantic comedies.
  • Kate 2010/08/25 18:13:51 (edited)
    Yes, Jen should go back to TV
    Kate
    +5
    Her acting career began and ended with Friends. In every single movies she's in, she acts like her character Rachel from Friends. She played that role perfectly, but she doesn't know how to transform into a new character. She always acts like that one. She's an okay actress. I don't think she's horrible, but she's definitely no Angelina Jolie. A really good actress (like Julia Roberts) can turn a B movie into a great one. She doesn't have that skill.
  • sabbatha Kate 2010/08/25 20:02:08
    sabbatha
    +1
    I was gonna say almost the same thing. She's the same in everything she does.
  • Kate sabbatha 2010/08/25 21:36:00
    Kate
    +1
    yeah exactly
  • Francis 2010/08/25 16:55:01
    Not at all, it's just not her year
    Francis
    Give her scripts worthy of her talents. The wide cinematic screen is not TV!; neither are screenplays television sitcoms!
  • dee Hoover 2010/08/25 16:18:14
    Not at all, it's just not her year
    dee Hoover
    +1
    She has shown exceptional talent in a variety of romantic and comedic roles. I think her capable of doing well when acting in any genre.
  • Your Majesty Queen Fire 2010/08/25 15:10:14
    Yes, Jen should go back to TV
    Your Majesty Queen Fire
    +2
    i think she should do sitcoms
  • Feisty 2010/08/25 14:59:16
    Not at all, it's just not her year
    Feisty
    She needs to start producing her own films so she can do better scripts.
  • Larry 2010/08/25 14:45:44
    Yes, Jen should go back to TV
    Larry
    +3
    No one takes her seriously.... I mean she is typecast as a dumb, almost blonde and might as well be, over aged teeny bopper. That's pretty much where she will remain for the rest of her career.
  • Kaitlin 2010/08/25 14:40:48
    Yes, Jen should go back to TV
    Kaitlin
    +3
    Honestly, I'm just not sure Jennifer Aniston is that compelling an individual. Sure her love life is interesting, and she seems like a nice enough girl, but I personally would never go out of my way to watch anything she was in, film TV or even sex tape should one emerge...lol
  • Rita 2010/08/25 13:44:07
    Yes, Jen should go back to TV
    Rita
    +3
    NO ONE CAN OUT DO ANGELINA! SHE NEEDS TO MAYBE DO DRAMA. SINCE HER LIFE IS DRAMA.SHE THINKS SHE IS BEAUTIFUL.....I DON'T THINK SO. SHE IS SO OLD NEWS.....
  • Modest but real. Yah heard me? 2010/08/25 13:33:18
    Not at all, it's just not her year
    Modest but real. Yah heard me?
    This isnt even a case to be commented upon eigth place outta ten places ok, and not all the money goes to her but lets figure she'll gross 400,000. Did anyone on this site make 400,000 today, will you make 400,000 tomorrow.. Case closed hating azz nig**a
  • GirlyGirl™ 2010/08/25 13:12:32
    Not at all, it's just not her year
    GirlyGirl™
    +3
    Oh, please. She's young, she's beautiful, and most conscious men love her. So she had a movie flop. Who cares? There are still almost all the women on the planet willing to give up an arm or a leg to be her for one day.

    beautiful conscious love movie flop cares women planet arm leg
  • Kate GirlyGirl™ 2010/08/25 19:02:03
    Kate
    You realize that picture was taken in the 90s right? She was young and beautiful then.
  • Bay Kate 2010/08/25 19:27:26
    Bay
    she is still beautiful.
  • Kate Bay 2010/08/25 21:36:23
    Kate
    yeah, but not like she was then.
  • GirlyGirl™ Kate 2010/08/26 11:45:02
    GirlyGirl™
    +1
    She's still gorgeous, she's still got the same face, the same hair, the same body.
    Do you see a wrinkle on that face?
  • Kate GirlyGirl™ 2010/08/27 01:03:38
    Kate
    yes she's still pretty, but everyone is more attractive when they're in their 20s and 30s. Now she's in her 40s. And she does too have some wrinkles.
  • GirlyGirl™ Kate 2010/08/27 11:35:40
    GirlyGirl™
    I can't change your mind, but I'm still a fan of hers. Take care!
  • Kate GirlyGirl™ 2010/08/27 15:52:26
    Kate
    yeah I am too. i liked her in friends.
  • Bay Kate 2010/09/01 21:43:34
    Bay
    i disagree. i just think shes older now.
  • Kate Bay 2010/09/01 23:30:31
    Kate
    yeah exactly why she's not as pretty as she once was.
  • Bay Kate 2010/09/02 23:23:05
    Bay
    i disagree! just because youre older doesnt mean youre less beautiful, just means youre older.
  • Kate Bay 2010/09/03 00:05:07
    Kate
    your just saying that because your probably old and don't wanna admit your not as pretty as you once were.
  • Bay Kate 2010/09/03 13:42:10
    Bay
    um...no im 14...
  • Kate Bay 2010/09/03 16:44:25
    Kate
    sure you are
  • Bay Kate 2010/09/03 23:06:44
    Bay
    i am. and i dont have anything to prove to you. just because i have a different opinion than you doesnt mean you have to be a bitch.
  • Kate Bay 2010/09/03 23:34:33
    Kate
    I'm not being a bitch. I don't even care about what you think so I have no idea why I'm still talking to you. goodbye
  • Bay Kate 2010/09/06 16:35:50
    Bay
    you are being a bitch. so long.
  • Kate Bay 2010/09/07 02:32:54
    Kate
    ok
  • GirlyGirl™ Kate 2010/08/26 11:42:34
    GirlyGirl™
    +1
    She still is young and beautiful. She's a knockout~
  • Green GirlyGirl™ 2010/08/25 20:54:47
    Green
    I wouldn't give a toenail to be her.
  • GirlyGirl™ Green 2010/08/26 11:43:39
    GirlyGirl™
    I would. To be that beautiful just for one day! Imagine!

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