From Justin to Kelly Before "Gigli" earned the title of the summer's biggest turkey (gobble, gobble), there was From Justin to Kelly , in which Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini,… From Justin to Kelly Before "Gigli" earned the title of the summer's biggest turkey (gobble, gobble), there was From Justin to Kelly , in which Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini,…
Movie on DVD Review

From Justin To Kelly (2003)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Aug 26, 2003; DVD Release Date: Aug 26, 2003; Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Musical, Romance; With: Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Before ''Gigli'' earned the title of the summer's biggest turkey (gobble, gobble), there was From Justin to Kelly, in which Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, and Justin's hair fall in love in Miami over spring break. The brisk musical isn't so much an affront to humanity as it is derivative, cribbing from such works as ''Grease,'' ''You've Got Mail,'' ''Casablanca,'' ''West Side Story,'' ''The Women,'' and the entire Annette Funicello oeuvre. Kelly's voice, as usual, acquits itself beautifully; Justin's hair, not so much. EXTRAS Giggly commentary from Kelly, Justin, and director Robert Iscove, as well as two additional bland songs wisely omitted from the theatrical version.

Originally posted Aug 22, 2003 Published in issue #724-725 Aug 22, 2003 Order article reprints
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