In its early days FOX hired Ben Stiller to create a comedy sketch show that became “The Ben Stiller Show” which, despite a short run, managed to win his team an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Writing. But From that On Things got a little bit bad…
Let’s be honest: Ben Stiller was never going to be in the running for an Academy Award. However, All things considered, in the past his films, even when a bit gross and tasteless, were in reality sort of amusing, Right? That, obviously, was a, quite a while back. These days, Stiller’s films are a balance of hostile and unfunny, reused jokes and stiflers. Where did everything turn out So badly For Him? We’ve pulled together Five “Movies” in which Stiller apparently abandoned completely any kinda of creative process in the making.
A writer named Alex (Ben Stiller) and his girlfriend, Nancy (Drew Barrymore), move into a spacious duplex in Brooklyn, N.Y. The elderly woman (Eileen Essell) who lives on the building’s top floor seems a sweet enough neighbor at first. But pretty soon her constant demands and accidents ruin Alex and Nancy’s attempts at having the perfect home. Once they discover that the woman cannot be evicted, they resort to more permanent measures to get rid of her.
Tim (Ben Stiller) has a chance to invest in Vapoorizer, the latest harebrained venture by his friend Nick (Jack Black). While the details are sketchy, Nick claims it’s a chemical that can make any substance disappear. Not expecting Vapoorizer to amount to much, Tim declines — only to watch the product become enormously profitable. While Tim’s life falls apart, Nick’s gets better, leading to an unspoken tension between the pair, until the mysterious J-Man (Christopher Walken) gets involved.
ALONG CAME POLLY (2004)
Actuary Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller) is so aware of the risks inherent in all situations that he is unable to risk anything. His bride, Lisa Kramer (Debra Messing), seems perfect but cheats on him during their honeymoon. Back home in New York City, his best friend, former child star Sandy (Philip Seymour Hoffman), urges him to attend a party. There he meets an ex-classmate, Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston), whose spirited ways spark his adoration but confound his neuroses.
LITTLE FOCKERS (2009)
After 10 years of marriage and two children, it seems that Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) has finally earned a place in the “circle of trust” of his uptight father-in-law, Jack (Robert De Niro). However, Greg is moonlighting with a drug company, which raises Jack’s suspicions. As two clans descend on the scene of the young twins’ birthday party, Greg must find a way through myriad misunderstandings to prove to Jack — once and for all — that he is worthy of being the next family patriarch.
ZOOLANDER 2 (2009)
Zoolander 2, Really, Ben, REALLY?!
Former models Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel find themselves thrust back into the spotlight after living in seclusion for years. Invited to a major fashion event in Rome, the estranged friends are surprised to see how much the business has changed. Even more shocking is their encounter with Valentina Valencia, a special agent who needs their help. Someone is killing famous pop stars, and it’s up to Derek and Hansel to help save the world’s most beautiful people from a similar fate.
I arrest my case here, Ben Completely gave up on making cinema ( I refuse to call those movies art) he’s making something else, which is not cinema.