Hidden Gems: Jersey Girl
“Cats” is the second worst thing that ever happened to New York City.”
With Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler and Raquel Castro.
While I’m a huge Kevin Smith fan, I have been putting this film off for years and dismissed it as merely a sell-out fluff piece. Boy, was I wrong. Sure, it’s a little milder and obviously less funny than his early work, but Jersey Girl is one of the sweetest and most sensitive movies I’ve ever seen. I seriously almost cried… and I’ve never cried during a movie in my entire life. Ben Affleck once again proves that he doesn’t get the respect he deserves as an actor, and Raquel Castro gives one of the best child performances in recent memory. I’m still not completely sold on Liv Tyler, but her rapport with Affleck is just as good here as it was six years prior in Armageddon.
RIYL: Little Miss Sunshine, Jerry Maguire and Definitely, Maybe.