Box Office - 09/01/2003
"...Lopez's performance is a revelation..."
Real-life couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez star in this quirky romantic comedy with a twist. Small-time gangster Larry Gigli (Affleck) is assigned to kidnap Brian (Justin Bartha), the mentally handicapped younger brother of a federal prosecutor, as a favor to his mob boss Louis (Lenny Venito). Soon after Gigli kidnaps the boy and takes him home to his Los Angeles bachelor pad, he has an unexpected visitor, Ricki (Jennifer Lopez), a sexy street-wise mob enforcer who also happens to be a lesbian. Unbeknownst to Gigli, Ricki has been assigned to guard the boy. With witty banter and jokes, Gigli attempts to seduce the uninterested Ricki--and in the process the two share an hysterical conversation in which they compare the merits of male and female sex organs. Despite their attraction, Ricki remains true to her gay sexual identity, even after an experimental romp with Gigli. The three unlikely roommates soon become like an unconventional family, and Ricki and Gigli are forced to decide what to do with their innocent victim, and whether to continue their lives of crime. Sparks fly between the Hollywood couple in this action-packed romantic comedy. Additionally, Al Pacino and Christopher Walken appear in entertaining cameos.