Okay, lets be real about something: Gigli isn't that bad of a movie.
Compared to The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan, and a whole bunch of other J-Lo flicks, Gigli ain't that bad. It has an "indie" film feel to it, maybe due to so few characters (4 main, 2 surprise), and the film is a "talkie" (not much action, just a lot of conversations).
What bought down this average movie was JLo and Ben Affleck; they never should have pimped their "love" so much that a Beniffer backlash occured to coincide with the movie's openning.
Bless JLo, but even on her best days, her transparent orchestrations to grab fame and fortune are a turn off. And then she lost points for dragging "Good Ben Hunting" into her morass, thus turning him into a publicity hungry vamp.
There was so much press around them, of course the movie had to fail. But it ain't a bad movie. Not great, of course, but plenty of laughs, sexual tension (JLo makes Ben her mental bottom), and a few tears. Also, just to give a bit of clarification, JLo's character is bi-sexual, not just a lesbian, as is revealed in the conversation with Ben's mother. This is important because if she had been a lesbian, their romance would have been inconceivable.
Yes, the script could have been clearer and a little more intelligent, but we're talking Beniffer here, not Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson (Howards End/Remains of the Day)!
Rent the movie. Don't follow the herd because Beniffer is an easy target.Its funnier than folks remember to mention. You won't feel stupid for renting it.