EW Presents: Worst Movie Dialogue Ever

  1. Some of the most regrettable lines in Hollywood history come from the mouths of babes (Drew Barrymore), Oscar nominees (Tom Cruise), and superheroes (Halle Berry). Here are 15 of the all-time silliest .

    THE MOVIE: Notting Hill (1999)
    THE SCENE: Famous Hollywood actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) is attempting to convince bookish William (Hugh Grant) to give her another chance.
    THE LINE: ''I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.''

    THE MOVIE: Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (2005)
    THE SCENE: Natalie Portman's Amidala tries to get her hubby, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), to give up his megalomaniacal Dark Side ways.
    THE LINE: ''Hold me, like you did by the lake on Naboo.''

    THE MOVIE: Jerry Maguire (1996)
    THE SCENE: The hard-hearted sports agent (Tom Cruise) drops his emotional armor and declares his love for Dorothy (Renée Zellweger) in front of all of her friends.
    THE LINE: ''You complete me.''
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  2. THE MOVIE: Ever After (1998)
    THE SCENE: Danielle (Drew Barrymore) — the purported inspiration for Cinderella — is trying to explain to, of all people, Leonardo da Vinci (Patrick Godfrey) why her romance is impossible.
    THE LINE: ''A bird may love a fish, signore, but where will they live?''

    THE MOVIE: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)THE SCENE: Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) tearfully breaks up with her boyfriend and heads to her death.
    THE LINE: ''I'm gone, like a turkey in the corn. Gobble gobble!''

    THE MOVIE: X-Men (2000)
    THE SCENE: Weather-mistress Storm (Halle Berry) finally gets the upper hand during a fight with fellow mutant Toad (Ray Park) and delivers this très witty bon mot.
    THE LINE: ''You know what happens when a toad gets struck by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else.''
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  3. THE MOVIE: Sin City (2005)
    THE SCENE: Gutter avenger Dwight (Clive Owen) is watching lovingly as the woman of his dreams (Rosario Dawson) guns down a bevy of prostitute-hating baddies.
    THE LINE: ''My warrior woman. My valkyrie. You'll always be mine, always and never. Never. The Fire, baby. It'll burn us both. It'll kill us both. There's no place in this world for our kind of fire.''

    THE MOVIE: Pretty Woman (1990)
    THE SCENE: Hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold Vivian (Julia Roberts) looks down her fire escape to see her favorite ''John'' Edward (Richard Gere) climbing up to ''rescue her'' from her crappy life.
    THE LINE: ''And she rescues him right back.''

    THE MOVIE: She's All That (1999)
    THE SCENE: Laney (Rachael Leigh Cook) is on the receiving end of the makeover of a lifetime, transforming her from meek geek to high-school hottie.
    THE LINE: ''I feel just like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. You know, except for the whole hooker thing.''
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  4. THE SCENE: After Oliver (Ryan O'Neal) spends all day searching the Harvard campus to apologize to his doomed lover (Ali MacGraw), she delivers the most lunkheadedly inaccurate romantic proclamation ever.
    THE LINE: ''Love means never having to say you're sorry.''

    THE MOVIE: A Cry in the Dark (1988)
    THE SCENE: Aussie mom Lindy (Meryl Streep) is on the witness stand, giving testimony about the disappearance of her infant daughter during a camping trip.
    THE LINE: ''A dingo ate my baby!''

    THE MOVIE: As Good as It Gets (1997)
    THE SCENE: Simon (Greg Kinnear) gets his groove back as an artist by sketching the nude form of hopeful waitress Carol (Helen Hunt).
    THE LINE: ''You're why cavemen chiseled on walls.''
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  5. THE MOVIE: Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
    THE SCENE: After a whole movie of romantic comedy-related obstacles, Carrie (Andie MacDowell) ignores the weather as she finally hooks up with Charles (Hugh Grant).
    THE LINE: ''Is it still raining? I hadn't noticed.''

    THE MOVIE: Dirty Dancing (1986)
    THE SCENE: Finally invited to the ''big kids' dance party,'' Frances ''Baby'' Houseman arrives with an awkward present.
    THE LINE: ''I carried a watermelon.''

    THE MOVIE: City of Angels (1998) THE SCENE: Maggie (Meg Ryan) waxes philosophically as she's in bed with Seth (Nicholas Cage), an angel who's become human.
    THE LINE: ''We were made to fit together.''
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  6. These are some reader-suggested additions to the Worst Dialogue Ever list:

    • Although I liked NOTTING HILL, the particular scene that makes me cringe as Hugh Grant "morning-afters" Julia Roberts goes something like this:ANNA: What is it about men and nudity? Particularly breasts? How can you be so interested in them?
      WILLIAM: Well...
      ANNA: I mean, seriously: they're just breasts. Every second person has them. They're odd looking; they're for milk from your mother. What's all the fuss about?

    • How about the truly horrid "Glitter"? “You must be smoking dust, T.” Wow. Ouch. Or, oh boy, "Catwoman"! That movie's just a goldmine of bad dialogue--check it out:
      “That is such a good name. Tom Lone. Rhymes with comb. Phone. Bone. Not that rhyming’s all that important.”
      “Did you ever notice that when they keep you in observation no one really observes you?”
      Aaah, it burns. It burns.

    • From the "craptacular" move The Covenant: "come to save little ms. muffet? well, it's too late. along came a spider and sat down beside her and frightened ms. muffet away."
    • From Saw: "Let's go now. While we still have the COVER OF DARKNESS."

    • "The Patriot": Mel Gibson asks his love interest,Joely Richardson, if he can sit next to her. She wistfully replies "It's a free country. Or at least . . .It will be."

    • How could you forget that dreadful line in "Gigli" between J.Lo and Ben Affleck right before their supposed to sleep together...."Gobble Gobble! It's turkey time!"

  7. Hehe, I remember that line from Sin City!!!!! jajaja, "There's no place in this world for our kind of fire.".....LMAO!!
  8. I don't always agree with EW's lists, but they're fun to read. I liked some of these lines :rolleyes:
  9. awww - i LOVE that part :smile: