The Terrible Film: Seemingly bad taste movie about normal-sized man Matthew McConaughey coming from a family of dwarves who falls in love with Kate Beckinsale. When she becomes pregnant, the couple worry that the baby may inherit the dwarfism gene. Co-star Peter Dinklage applauded the original cut of the film but said that the director was fired and the studio then recut the film into a “rom-com with dwarves”.
The Great Actor: Celebrated stage and screen actor with one Oscar nomination to his name, starring in a host of critically acclaimed films and always delivering a commanding screen presence.
When Bad Filmmaking Meets Brilliant Acting: Gary Oldman plays a dwarf in this film and, while his performance, and the director’s ability to convince us of his smaller stature, is commendable, with the film recut as a tacky comedy, his casting in the role just seems crass.