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Olivia Thirlby jumps aboard Untitled Ivan Reitman Comedy

04.27.2010
So this was originally called F*CKBUDDIES and it then understandably got changed to the infinitely more boring FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS. Now it's UNTITLED IVAN REITMAN COMEDY. What could they possibly call it now?

Actress Olivia Thirlby (THE WACKNESS, JUNO) joins the untitled rom-com alongside Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. Thirlby will play Portman's sister in what's being described as "an inverse 'When Harry Met Sally' about two people whose no-strings-attached relationship is threatened when they begin to develop true romantic feelings for one another." The screenplay - from 2008's Black List - comes courtesy of relative newcomer Liz Meriwether.

I hate this. Everytime I see a mention of the "Black List" (a list of the "best" unproduced screenplays in Hollywood) in conjunction with what sounds like a terribly contrived story premise, I always pause and never know what to actually think. Hey, studios: Since sites like JoBlo.com are essentially promotional tools for your films, why not give us something better than a logline that makes your Black Listed movie sound like every other formulaic piece of shit out there?

UNTITLED ARGLE BARGLE opens January 7, 2011.
Extra Tidbit: Learn more about "The Black List" RIGHT HERE.
Source: TheWrap

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11:16AM on 04/27/2010

RE: Inside_A_Fireball

I completely agree that Reitman is overrated. The majority of his hit films were simply based on the improv genius of Bill Murray.
I completely agree that Reitman is overrated. The majority of his hit films were simply based on the improv genius of Bill Murray.
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12:23PM on 04/27/2010
Also, I want to say that the guys great as a producer, but that's about it. Having said that, I'm sure he's a genuine, smart, & hardworking guy, but let's be honest: He was lucky enough early on to have the opportunity to be in the right circles at the right time, and that sure didn't hurt his venture into producing.
Also, I want to say that the guys great as a producer, but that's about it. Having said that, I'm sure he's a genuine, smart, & hardworking guy, but let's be honest: He was lucky enough early on to have the opportunity to be in the right circles at the right time, and that sure didn't hurt his venture into producing.
8:53AM on 04/27/2010

Ivan Reitman sucks

'Dave' was pretty decent, but everything else he's directed since Twins (over 20 years ago) has been corny, stupid, and just plain shitty. He's gotta be one of the most overrated people EVER.

Portman kicks ass, but Olivia should play 2nd banana to NO ONE, and the sole fact that Ashton Kutcher is in this should tell people with a brain that this will blow. If this ends up being good, I promise I'll let someone crack me in the nuts with a 2X4.
'Dave' was pretty decent, but everything else he's directed since Twins (over 20 years ago) has been corny, stupid, and just plain shitty. He's gotta be one of the most overrated people EVER.

Portman kicks ass, but Olivia should play 2nd banana to NO ONE, and the sole fact that Ashton Kutcher is in this should tell people with a brain that this will blow. If this ends up being good, I promise I'll let someone crack me in the nuts with a 2X4.
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