When it comes to movies, how actors decide to portray their character and the circumstances they find themselves in can really alter the perception of the entire scene. What is of even greater importance, that many do not consider because they are not physically scene in the movie, is the director. Every decision that the actor, cinematographer, costume designer, and more are all guided by the director. So how they interpret the scene is typically what you see in the movie. This can be really good in some instances, with the director and all moving parts and roles working together to create really amazing scenes. When this happens, scenes in movies can become etched in the minds of audiences forever. But when this dance of different parts and people do not move in the best rhythm, the results are less than desirable. This can create some less than magical performances that go down in history as just really really bad. For the most cringe worthy parts of films that are actually kind of hard to watch, check out these 6 movie scenes acted so badly we can’t forget them.
“Lawwww” Scene —c(1995)
In the film Judge Dredd, directed by Danny Cannon, there were several ridiculous scenes. But none were worse than when Judge Dredd, played by Sylvester Stallone, and Rico, played by Armand Assante, have their final confrontation at the end of the film. Rico lets out a long drawn out reading of the word “law,” and it is the terrible reason we are still talking about this movie today.
“How’d It Get Burned” Scene — The Wicker Man (2006)
This movie is so bad, the awful lines in these scenes are highly quotable, even if you haven’t seen the movie. Nicolas Cage is particularly bad in one scene, where he finds a burned doll that might belong to his daughter who’s gone missing. He yells over and over, “How’d it get burned?” By the end of the scene, we all want him to stop asking.
“Oh God, Oh Man” Scene — Tough Guys Don’t Dance (1987)
Writer and director of the film Tough Guys Don’t Dance actually apologized for how bad this next scene turned out in his film Tough Guys Don’t Dance. Ryan O’Neal’s character in the film has a really uncomfortably bad take on reading a letter that reveals his wife is having an affair. In response, he repeats, “Oh man, oh God,” over and over in the most drab emotionless tone ever, while on the edge of a cliff. Ryan O’Neal’s acting career was basically obsolete after the release of this movie.
“Different Places” Scene — Show Girls (1995)
The movie Showgirls is a host of bad acting, and Saved By the Bell’s Elizabeth Berkley is definitely a contributing factor. In one particular scene, when she is getting worked up about her situation, she yells “Different places,” and tosses her fries in the air with disdain. What a waste of fries.
“Is it Still Raining?” Scene — Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Four Weddings and a Funeral was actually an endearing movie with one terribly delivered scene. Andie MacDowell’s character is in the rain with Hugh Grant’s character. As he is pouring out his heart to her with romantic lines like, “It was you all along. It wasn’t the person standing next to me in the veil, it’s the person standing opposite me now, in the rain.” All Andie’s character could call forth in response was a very dry and lackluster, “Is it still raining? I hadn’t noticed.” In Andie’s defense, the writers and director did not give her much to go off of with this terribly written and timed line.
“It’s Raining” Scene — Cold Mountain (2003)
Another terrible scene from a movie that does not do rain justice is Renee Zellweger’s monologue in Cold Mountain. In response to her father’s return after abandonment, she gives an awful monologue about rain, and war and clouds, and eventually yells, “It’s raining,” and it is just all too terribly acted to bear.