A real fangirl or fanboy loves to know everything about their idol. Biopics, films dedicated to our heroes’ lifes, can be a great and entertaining way to learn more. However, a bad chosen cast or screenwriters with a huge imagination can easily turn these films into satire. Just in time for those super lazy christmas days, we have picked four of the worst.
Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (2014)
When a movie consists of lines that sound like they come from an ‘inspirational quotes’ Instagram account and a relationship with someone who has been accused of rape is being romanticised, we begin to question the credibility of a biopic. If then, the protagonist’s family also does not want to pass on the rights for the use of music for the film, we doubt that it can be a good one. Unfortunately, all of this happened with “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.” We think that the R&B singer deserves a much better researched and family approved film about her life – because what is a film without her songs anyway?
Little Ashes (2008)
It’s probably very hard to pull off Dali’s mustache without looking a bit cringy, but even without this challenge, “Little Ashes” is not Robert Pattinson’s best performance. His spanish accent sounds quite awkward and the movie seems to not really know in which direction it wants to go. As a result, it turns into 112 minutes of boredom when it should actually be about an artist whose life was everything but that.
Liz & Dick (2012)
Yes, we still think that there is hope for Lindsay Lohan’s acting career. And we’ve got a tip for her: Be careful with your choice of roles. Playing a legend like Elizabeth Taylor can easily lead to a big failure. And it did. The cheaply-made “Liz & Dick” about the relationship between Taylor and Richard Burton turned out to be more of a farce than a serious biopic – and, unfortunately, that’s partly also due to Lohan’s poor acting performance…
Factory Girl (2006)
First things first: Sienna Miller is not a bad Edie Sedgwick. It’s the screenwriters who wanted to see her as a flat partygirl character with little personality. And because the to-do list said “lovestory”, they turned the rumours of Edie having an affair with Bob Dylan into a romance with an imagined Billy Quinn. Add Guy Pearce who looks like he wants to be Andy Warhol at a fancy dress party and you easily make it onto our list.