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Mary-Kate and Ben Kingsley Are The Wackness

It's no secret that I love me some Mary-Kate Olsen and was especially excited to hear about her career taking a positive step with her role on the excellent (and coming back tonight!) "Weeds," but this newest bit of casting news is a little disheartening to say the least.

First of all, it's titled The Wackness
Yup, that's right. She and Ben Kingsley are starring in a comedy inexplicably set in 1994 about "a troubled teenage drug dealer and a drug-addled psychiatrist — after the former trades pot for therapy sessions, then falls for the doctor's daughter." Yikes.

The Good?
Sir Ben Kingsley generally makes pretty good career decisions, right? Sigh, least MK has "Weeds."

The Bad?
Sadly it seems, everything else. From the ludicrous plot line to the outrageous costumes (check out some on set photos here), I fear this may not be the role that catapults little MK to the acting elite. And Ben Kingsley's hair and shoes are definitely not helping. I suppose there's always a chance it'll be a good movie, but at this point I'm just hoping it's forgotten quickly.


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nulls nulls 8 years
watch movie The Wackness full online
popsplenda popsplenda 9 years
I think the movie sounds great and it's already getting great reviews at Sundance! The costumes look great, the early nineties were so lost when it came to fashion. Those shoes actually look like something MK might wear now.
rainbowbite rainbowbite 9 years
I don't know I think it sounds good.
sugarbox sugarbox 9 years
what is all the panic for? i think the plot actually sounds good and since when does ben kingsley make bad choices? besides, all we know about is a vague plot line and casting choices - chill...give it a chance.
Padraigin Padraigin 9 years
I prefer not to judge a film until I at least see something more than a plotline and some costumes.
eyeris806 eyeris806 9 years
don't think i will be catchig this flick.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
Poor Ben. From Oscar winner to this weirdness.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
I heard they make out in the film. I hope not though.
Fancy04 Fancy04 9 years
I don't know if I will see it or not.
bhilb bhilb 9 years
I think this sounds interesting. Ben Kingsley rarely makes bad movie choices, so I'm trusting him now. As for the costumes, I knew some girls that dressed like that in high school. And yes, I was in high school in 1994.
lucyS lucyS 9 years
Sorry tralalala, Ben is a sleazeball.
figurine figurine 9 years
raptinrainbows: I hear ya, can't wait to see this! :D
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
oh my. sounds uh...hmm.
lanilovespeaches lanilovespeaches 9 years
lol should be intersting especially with Ben Kingsley
tralalala tralalala 9 years
Ben is the farthest thing from a sleazeball! He's actually very nice. And I don't think the costumes are that bad...she looks kind of like a grungy, sort of midieval Blossom haha
raptinrainbows raptinrainbows 9 years
:rotfl: i love it! can't wait to see it. sir ben is a sleazeball, but he's my favorite sleazeball. he was amaaaaaaazing in sexy beast.
jmt jmt 9 years
I think the costumes look great. And as for the plot... where would we be if no one pushed the envelope?
theboyslover theboyslover 9 years
the plot is kinda weird
lucyS lucyS 9 years
Sir Ben=sleazeball.
Emiily Emiily 9 years
I think she looks really sweet in the costume pictures. He looks gross though : / I'm interested :)
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