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2014-08-22 11:57:18 AM  
They're right about Gangs of New York. The DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis had a "just fark and get it over with already" kinda thing going.
 
2014-08-22 12:12:00 PM  
I really disagree about Wedding Crashers.

Anna Kendrick and that square dude in Pitch Perfect, however, had zero chemistry. I didn't believe for a second Kendrick would give that poindexter the time of day.
 
2014-08-22 12:16:31 PM  
I recently did a re-watch of Godfather Part III (mainly to see if it was really as bad as I remembered), and Sofia Coppola and Andy Garcia are supposed to be having this hot, forbidden affair. The sub-plot falls completely flat due to their lack of on-screen chemistry. It can probably mainly be chalked up to Sofia's lack of acting chops.

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2014-08-22 12:25:36 PM  

Sybarite: I recently did a re-watch of Godfather Part III (mainly to see if it was really as bad as I remembered), and Sofia Coppola and Andy Garcia are supposed to be having this hot, forbidden affair. The sub-plot falls completely flat due to their lack of on-screen chemistry. It can probably mainly be chalked up to Sofia's lack of acting chops.

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I still like Godfather 3, Is it great? no. but it's not "OMFG AWFUL DRECK" that it's always made out to be. It's not 1 or 2, but I've seen far worse movies

/I agree, those two were not good together
 
2014-08-22 12:52:25 PM  

somedude210: I still like Godfather 3, Is it great? no. but it's not "OMFG AWFUL DRECK" that it's always made out to be. It's not 1 or 2, but I've seen far worse movies


Yeah, it wasn't great, but it wasn't so bad that it deserved to be the subject of a Hunter Pence insult sign:

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2014-08-22 12:54:18 PM  

wildcardjack: They're right about Gangs of New York. The DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis had a "just fark and get it over with already" kinda thing going.


I kept waiting for those two to get a room, already.
 
2014-08-22 12:58:49 PM  
 
2014-08-22 01:08:01 PM  

JerseyTim: I really disagree about Wedding Crashers.


I hated that movie, largely because of the Owen Wilson Rachel McAdams storyline. After the opening contained some really good comedy, they dove right into a trite, formulaic romantic comedy structure. Awful bait-and-switch.
 
2014-08-22 01:28:52 PM  

Nabb1: JerseyTim: I really disagree about Wedding Crashers.

I hated that movie, largely because of the Owen Wilson Rachel McAdams storyline. After the opening contained some really good comedy, they dove right into a trite, formulaic romantic comedy structure. Awful bait-and-switch.


Owen Wilson doesn't have good chemistry with anybody. I saw Shanghai Knights on the tube last night. He not only made scenes with his love interest Fann Wong look like he was talking to a waitress in a Chinese restaurant, he actually managed made the great Jackie Chan look strained and uncomfortable as his "buddy".
 
2014-08-22 01:53:27 PM  
FTFA:
JUL 30, 2013 5:30 PM

Old news is so exciting!

/I hate to be that guy, but as someone who has had an already greened article yanked after it hit the main page, I am kind of sensitive about it.
 
2014-08-22 03:25:41 PM  

show me: FTFA:
JUL 30, 2013 5:30 PM

Old news is so exciting!

/I hate to be that guy, but as someone who has had an already greened article yanked after it hit the main page, I am kind of sensitive about it.


Plus, headlines like this suck so bad. Fark seems like it is starting to suck actually.
 
2014-08-22 03:28:32 PM  
And now, some couples with the MOST chemistry. I'll start.
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2014-08-22 03:29:23 PM  
Good list. It is missing Daniel Radcliffe and Bonnie Wright in Harry Potter.
 
2014-08-22 03:30:25 PM  
Vin Diesel & Michelle Rodriguez in The Fast & The Furious

THANK YOU.

I like the series well enough too, yet the chick from Brazil in the last 2 and Vin were frickin SMOKIN.
 
2014-08-22 03:30:33 PM  
What about the other couple in Twilight, the creepy pedophile vampire and the vacuous girl?

And Jack and Rose from Titanic.
 
2014-08-22 03:37:31 PM  
Neither Portman or Christiansen was famous enough that they didn't have to screen test.

But I guess the test is only as good as the people looking at it.
 
2014-08-22 03:39:07 PM  
3dplayer.pl
This has probably been forgotten to all but the biggest fans of bad action cinema.  The romance consisted of Sly's mumbles and grunts followed by Brigitte's non-sequiturs.  Since it was during the reign of Ewin Meese there was no sex... not even the implication of sex.

The funny part is they were actually married at the time.
 
2014-08-22 03:39:10 PM  
Were Megan and Shia supposed to be a thing in Transformers? I think I blacked out.
 
2014-08-22 03:42:59 PM  
constantly saying you love someone doesn't make the audience feel it anymore

Thank you. There are all too many movies where this is the only thing that makes a couple look like a couple.

JerseyTim: Anna Kendrick and that square dude in Pitch Perfect, however, had zero chemistry. I didn't believe for a second Kendrick would give that poindexter the time of day.


I only saw it once like a year ago, but from my memory, she was being unnecessarily mean to him for everything. She's attractive, but not enough to put up with being treated poorly. She was very unlikeable in that movie. Again, from what I remember, and IMHO.
 
2014-08-22 03:44:25 PM  
They had Christian Bale and Katie Holmes--I'd have gone with Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises. Zero chemistry, which makes the ending of that movie even more forced than it seemed.
 
2014-08-22 03:46:07 PM  
 
2014-08-22 03:46:17 PM  

BigLuca: And now, some couples with the MOST chemistry. I'll start.


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2014-08-22 03:47:01 PM  

Car_Ramrod: Again, from what I remember, and IMHO.


That movie was funny because it had a character named Fat Amy and the joke was she was fat.

/can't understand why some things are ok and some get petitioned!
 
2014-08-22 03:47:31 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [3dplayer.pl image 425x268]
This has probably been forgotten to all but the biggest fans of bad action cinema.  The romance consisted of Sly's mumbles and grunts followed by Brigitte's non-sequiturs.  Since it was during the reign of Ewin Meese there was no sex... not even the implication of sex.

The funny part is they were actually married at the time.


their whole romance was not knowing his first name, and then making fun of him for his first name. that was pretty much all i remember.
 
2014-08-22 03:54:03 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [3dplayer.pl image 425x268]
This has probably been forgotten to all but the biggest fans of bad action cinema.  The romance consisted of Sly's mumbles and grunts followed by Brigitte's non-sequiturs.  Since it was during the reign of Ewin Meese there was no sex... not even the implication of sex.

The funny part is they were actually married at the time.


Not much chemistry between SlyRockyRambo and Dolly Parton in "Rhinestone", either....But to be fair, there wasn't much of anything else, either.
 
2014-08-22 03:55:33 PM  

BigLuca: And now, some couples with the MOST chemistry. I'll start.
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2014-08-22 03:58:51 PM  
Others:

Michael Cera and Mary Winstead in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World": she was decent at being kind of enigmatic, and he was good at being a shy dork, but nothing in their interactions warranted him putting up with the crap he was forced to put up with for her. It's sad when you wind up rooting for he and Knives to get back together.

Kirsten Dunst and Tobey McGuire in "Spider Man": She can be a good actress generally, and she had a nice chemistry with her co-star in "Bring It On," but this was just awful. Tobey McGuire doesn't help - he's a little too droll and whiny to inspire swooning.
 
2014-08-22 03:59:08 PM  

BigLuca: And now, some couples with the MOST chemistry. I'll start.
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2014-08-22 04:01:00 PM  
It's odd how married/dating couples IRL have by far the least amount of on screen chemistry as a general rule
 
2014-08-22 04:01:33 PM  
This list fails without the couple from Nightmare on Elm Street 2.

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2014-08-22 04:02:28 PM  
I think the problem here is the author took the people out of the context of the movie and then tried to make sense of their romance. For the Matrix you have to account for how the characters are emotionally stunted so their love doesn't and shouldn't have the emotional bond of people who have had a normal social life. The fact that they were saying I love you all the time was intended not for the person saying it to let the other know but for the person being told to say it back as a means to reaffirm the person who said it.
 
2014-08-22 04:03:03 PM  

Billy Liar: Rapmaster2000: [3dplayer.pl image 425x268]
This has probably been forgotten to all but the biggest fans of bad action cinema.  The romance consisted of Sly's mumbles and grunts followed by Brigitte's non-sequiturs.  Since it was during the reign of Ewin Meese there was no sex... not even the implication of sex.

The funny part is they were actually married at the time.

Not much chemistry between SlyRockyRambo and Dolly Parton in "Rhinestone", either....But to be fair, there wasn't much of anything else, either.


IIRC Stallone got Dolly to lose a lot of weight and take better care of herself during that shoot.

how many times can you retell "Pygmalion", anyway?
 
2014-08-22 04:08:15 PM  

James Rieper: Neither Portman or Christiansen was famous enough that they didn't have to screen test.

But I guess the test is only as good as the people looking at it.


Portman was already cast from the first one.
 
2014-08-22 04:09:10 PM  
Harrison Ford and Anne Heche in 6 awful days and 7 dreadful nights
 
2014-08-22 04:12:59 PM  
best on screen chemistry

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2014-08-22 04:13:03 PM  

somedude210: Sybarite: I recently did a re-watch of Godfather Part III (mainly to see if it was really as bad as I remembered), and Sofia Coppola and Andy Garcia are supposed to be having this hot, forbidden affair. The sub-plot falls completely flat due to their lack of on-screen chemistry. It can probably mainly be chalked up to Sofia's lack of acting chops.

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I still like Godfather 3, Is it great? no. but it's not "OMFG AWFUL DRECK" that it's always made out to be. It's not 1 or 2, but I've seen far worse movies

/I agree, those two were not good together


You're talking about 2 of the greatest films ever made, and a fairly competent effort at a sequel. So it looks dreck in comparison.

I saw a movie with Rock Hudson and some Italian actress where they were leading a band of boy partisans. Yeah, Rock looked a little distracted.
 
2014-08-22 04:15:25 PM  

proteon: Harrison Ford and Anne Heche in 6 awful days and 7 dreadful nights


Right?  Hey, Heche... if you're not attacted to Harrison Ford you're just not attracted to men PERIOD!
 
2014-08-22 04:16:08 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [3dplayer.pl image 425x268]
This has probably been forgotten to all but the biggest fans of bad action cinema.  The romance consisted of Sly's mumbles and grunts followed by Brigitte's non-sequiturs.  Since it was during the reign of Ewin Meese there was no sex... not even the implication of sex.

The funny part is they were actually married at the time.


How can you forget a Mercury street rod flying out of the 3d floor of a parking garage and driving away?
 
2014-08-22 04:17:17 PM  

LucklessWonder: It's odd how married/dating couples IRL have by far the least amount of on screen chemistry as a general rule


Bogie and Bacall did all right, but offhand, I can't think of many others.  Even longtime marrieds Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson (though not married at the time) didn't have much in "Volunteers".  Charles Laughton (probably gay or bi-) and Elsa Lanchester, though married in real life, were retired judge and maid in "Witness for the Prosecution" and bickered like an old married couple, which was great chemistry of a sort....
 
2014-08-22 04:21:22 PM  
Molly Ringwald & Andrew McCarthy in Pretty in Pink

That's an interesting one actually. I think they were the least absurd thing about the movie. They weren't supposed to have chemistry; he just wanted a bit of rough as rebellion against his rich friends. She even said she only liked him because he was pretty and drove a beamer.

You want bad chemistry in a brat pack movie, how about every possible couple in St. Elmo's Fire* or Less Than Zero?

* does not include Emilio stalking Andie McDowell, that was farking classic.
 
2014-08-22 04:26:07 PM  
Meg Ryan and everyone but Billy Crystal.
 
2014-08-22 04:26:49 PM  
I hate when people say Molly Ringwald should have ended up with Duckie. She didn't like him! He needs to be less creepy and move on. Stop with the dorky guy should always get the girl crap.
 
2014-08-22 04:27:34 PM  

Mugato: What about the other couple in Twilight, the creepy pedophile vampire and the vacuous girl?

And Jack and Rose from Titanic.


I agree with Twilight, but I strongly disagree with Titanic. It's a bad screenplay, but those 2 actors are great together.
 
2014-08-22 04:30:13 PM  

Profedius: I think the problem here is the author took the people out of the context of the movie and then tried to make sense of their romance. For the Matrix you have to account for how the characters are emotionally stunted so their love doesn't and shouldn't have the emotional bond of people who have had a normal social life. The fact that they were saying I love you all the time was intended not for the person saying it to let the other know but for the person being told to say it back as a means to reaffirm the person who said it.


What?

Or it was a hamfisted attempt at shoehorning in a love story for the female demographic.
I just re-watched all 3 last weekend and I actually enjoyed 2 and 3 more then I did in the theater, but the romance story line is the worst part of all 3.
 
2014-08-22 04:42:06 PM  

Billy Liar: LucklessWonder: It's odd how married/dating couples IRL have by far the least amount of on screen chemistry as a general rule

Bogie and Bacall did all right, but offhand, I can't think of many others.  Even longtime marrieds Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson (though not married at the time) didn't have much in "Volunteers".  Charles Laughton (probably gay or bi-) and Elsa Lanchester, though married in real life, were retired judge and maid in "Witness for the Prosecution" and bickered like an old married couple, which was great chemistry of a sort....


I love Witness for the Prosecution - Marlene Dietrich is riveting. It's streamable on Netflix so if you haven't seen it add it to your queue.

Also, Speed 2 is absolutely in my top three worst movies ever made list - the lack of chemistry between Bullock and Patrick is the least of its problems.
 
2014-08-22 04:43:20 PM  
Not a bad list but I'm not onboard for The Matrix either. There are much worse on screen couples than Neo and Trinity. Pick any Lindsay Lohan movie that doesn't have a VW in it and I'll show you a worse one.
 
2014-08-22 04:44:02 PM  

BigLuca: And now, some couples with the MOST chemistry. I'll start.
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/Oh, sweet mystery of life at last I've found you!
 
2014-08-22 04:44:46 PM  
Where's Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant from Notting Hill?  They couldn't have been colder had they been in the Arctic.
 
2014-08-22 04:46:54 PM  

Casey Anthony: Mugato: What about the other couple in Twilight, the creepy pedophile vampire and the vacuous girl?

And Jack and Rose from Titanic.

I agree with Twilight, but I strongly disagree with Titanic. It's a bad screenplay, but those 2 actors are great together.


DiCaprio and Winslet had good chemistry in "Titanic," but terrible, terrible, TERRIBLE dialogue. The lines they were forced to say to each other were almost porn-movie bad. So one can't be blamed for thinking their chemistry was off, because the upshot was their scenes together that didn't involve sexiness or trying to stay alive fell flat the minute they opened their mouths. Their walk-and-talk the morning after they met was the worst scene in the movie by leaps and bounds.
 
2014-08-22 04:48:53 PM  

Uzzah: Others:

Michael Cera and Mary Winstead in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World": she was decent at being kind of enigmatic, and he was good at being a shy dork, but nothing in their interactions warranted him putting up with the crap he was forced to put up with for her. It's sad when you wind up rooting for he and Knives to get back together.

Kirsten Dunst and Tobey McGuire in "Spider Man": She can be a good actress generally, and she had a nice chemistry with her co-star in "Bring It On," but this was just awful. Tobey McGuire doesn't help - he's a little too droll and whiny to inspire swooning.


Natalie Portman and Thor.
 
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