Will 'All About Steve' finally win Sandra Bullock a Razzie?
"All About Steve" has earned the worst reviews of the year with Sandra Bullock -- who produced as well as stars – singled out for her efforts. Bradley Cooper – who plays the object of her character's misguided affections – was spared by most of the critics.
Perhaps Cooper can coast on the stunning success of "The Hangover." Bullock started off the summer with her own smash hit comedy – "The Proposal." She could well land her third Golden Globe nod for lead actress in a comedy/musical for that frothy film. But Bullock is just as likely to contend at the Razzie Awards for this belabored Labor Day weekend release.
The movie merits an unlucky 13 at Meta Critic based on 22 reviews. Six of those critics rated the film an absolute zero and only one of them -- from Toronto's Globe and Mail -- scored "All About Steve" above 50. And with Rotten Tomatoes not including that Canadian critic in their survey, "All About Steve" was not found to be "fresh" by any of the 46 reviewers.
Claudia Puig of USA Today called the film "thuddingly unfunny" while Robert Abele in the Los Angeles Times rated "All About Steve," as a "dippy clunker." And with Bullock on board as producer as well as lead, Manohla Dargis of the New York Times noted, "She’s the mistress of her own misfortune."
Bullock is already a three-time loser with the Razzies. She was nominated as worst supporting actress for "Demolition Man" in 1993 but lost to Faye Dunaway ("The Temp"). In 1997, she earned two nods for the ill-fated "Speed 2" losing worst actress to "G.I. Jane" star Demi Moore and worst couple (with Jason Patric) to "Double Team" co-stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dennis Rodman. Will fourth time be the charm?
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