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Gossip (Widescreen/Full Screen) (Sous-titres français) [Import]
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College Jounalism Students Plant A Trashy Rumor About A Celibate Co-Ed, Planning To Track How The Story Changes As It Burns Through The University. But What The Students Never Imagine Is That The Savagely Mutating Tale Will Turn Against Them.Dvd Features:Alternate Endingsaudio Commentary:Commentary By D. Guggenheim, J. Mardsen Deleted Scenes:Deleted Scenes - 11:07Filmographiesinteractive Menusmusic Videoother:Travis'S Gossip Interviews "Grab Bag" Scene Accesstheatrical Trailer
Gossip is one of a spate of movies that owe a lot to Cruel Intentions. This time it's rich kids in college, but other than that Gossip stays well within the beautiful-young-people-doing-awful-things-to-each other formula. Lena Heady plays Jones, obviously the Smart Girl because she is briefly seen wearing glasses. Jones hangs out with Arty Guy Travis and Handsome Rich Guy Derrick, who finances their adventures and has a little bit of a lying habit. The three are all in the same journalism class (acidic monologist Eric Bogosian plays the acidic professor) and decide to start and track a rumor for their term papers. They pick rich and beautiful couple Beau and Naomi (Joshua Jackson and Kate Hudson) as the focus of the rumor, and before you know it their juicy story starts spinning out of control into ugly territory and a truly ludicrous climax. There are attempts at making sledgehammer points about the slippery task of finding Truth, but mostly Gossip is about the guilty pleasure of watching pretty young actors be mean to each other. You'll hate yourself in the morning, but watch it anyway. --Ali Davis
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The movie is very dark. Some of the mystery is vague as we don't know what to believe is true and what is just gossip. Eventually we discover that James Marsden's character Derek Webb is the real villain and the cause of all the trouble. He had been the high school boyfriend of Kate Hudson's character "the poor little rich girl" as he described her. He raped her and again at the party. His lying and scheming comes to an end as he is caught red-handed in confession at the end of the film. The movie is a pretty adult film and not to be seen by too young an audience. I believe there is enough R rated material here to indicate that is intended to be viewed by a mature audience- violence, (...)and language. The college classroom scenes are by far what most attracted me to the story.Read more ›
The film takes place on a college campus in NYC filled with the types of students that make the rest of us feel as if we wasted our own college years attending boring lectures and writing lengthy term papers when we could have been having so much more fun creating scandals and toppling any authoirity figures who block our path. These "students" could not compete with avid 4th graders, lacking any kind of discipline required to achieve academically. Their main purpose of attending classes is to be abreast of the current "rumors" going around.
This film is a mixture of a modern day Pippi Longstocking, Peter Pan and Beaver Cleaver. The motto: Let's all be obnoxious kids forever, and let everyone else try to figure out what in the world we will be doing 10 or 20 years from now (if we're still alive). There is no positive message in this slapped together piece of teen exploitation. Don't let your kids see this!**
The best extra on DVD is the alternate ending, which I think works better, as a conclusion, than the one that is used in the final cut. There are two music videos, one from Tonic, and the other from Poe. There are a handful of deleted scenes, a Gossip montage, and un-used interview footage, conducted by the Travis character, to track the rumor's changes, and cast and crew information. Rounding out the disc's extras is the commentary track from Marsden and Guggenheim that is ok and the theatrical trailler that hardly anyone saw at a multplex, since the film had not done well at all, and had no time on the big screen.
I was pleasantly surprised by James Marsden who gives a brilliant performance as the manipulator that squeezes compassion from the viewer - inspite of the evil that he spreads and the reason why. His roommates played by Lena Heady and Norman Reedus are first rate.
I rarely listen to the commentaries, frankly because they rarely give insight, and sometimes are just flat out annoying. The commentary by Marsden and Guggenheim is not one of those. This one is funny in parts, technical in others, but never boring.
If you haven't seen this film I recommend it - Gossip is definitely one of the better 'hip' films out there.
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A unique plot line with some twists along the way. Keeps you glued and Kate Hudson played a great role as did Joshua Jackson.Published on May 9 2013 by Justyne Higgins
This is one of my favorite movies, it's well directed and has a good message at the end and James Marsden is so hot. Read morePublished on March 9 2004 by Jennifer E. Hall
Oh well, another teen movie...This one, however, has an agenda and manages to deliver a message about the power of rumours and lies in today`s world (particularly in a US Campus). Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2004 by gonn1000
While the premise of the movie was interesting, and the cast was good looking, it's a movie you might want to see once but not again. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2004 by Christine Carrier
gossip is really predictable and it really got stupid and the camera views and the acting went dry. it helps with the help of Norman Reedus(Deuces Wild, Boondock Saints and Blade2)... Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2003 by Michael Bolts
A very boring and stupid film about college freshmen with a kindergarten maturity level. The movie is horribly slow to get to the point and is riddled with nonsense dialogue: I've... Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2003
So, yeah, the script for "Gossip" probably could have used one or two more drafts to hammer out those plot gaps and that sorry excuse for a "twist" ending... Read morePublished on Dec 27 2002
Being a huge Kate Hudson fan, I had to see this film despite horrible reviews. "Gossip" centers around three college students; Derrick (James Marsden), Jones (Lena Headley) and... Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2002 by SC