7 Worst Movies That Were Based On True Stories
Hollywood loves to take true stories and make them into films. Unfortunately, some of these true stories don’t exactly translate well into movies. We have selected seven of the worst offenders for this particular list. One of our biggest issues with these flicks is that they didn’t do justice to their source material. Sometimes, it is really hard to tell what exactly went wrong. Was it a combination of bad writing, poor direction or was it the flat acting? For all of the movies that we chose, it was generally a combination of all three.
7. Liz & Dick
“Liz & Dick” was supposed to be Lindsay Lohan’s comeback vehicle; however, the screenplay and the acting were so bad that it is hard to imagine anyone taking this movie seriously. The film, which was based on Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s tumultuous relationship, lacked the passion and chemistry that the two shared. According to one critic, Lohan and her co-star Grant Bowler have about as much chemistry as Kermit and Frog and Miss Piggy, but they lack that couple’s tenderness. Ouch!
6. Pain & Gain
“Pain & Gain” is a true crime case based on an article by Miami New Times journalist Pete Collins. It tells the story of a group of criminals, which included a number of bodybuilders affiliated with Sun Gym, who kidnapped, extorted and murdered several victims. The film received mixed reviews with British critic Mark Mermode describing the film as “grotesquely inappropriate” and “every bit as pumped up and steroidal as the appalling characters it is attempting to portray.”