Now Showing: THE BEAVER
by Mark Mazzenga
Last week Mel Gibson’s movie, The Beaver, opened to a disappointing week at the box office. The film, which centers on the story of a depressed man who communicates through the usage of a beaver puppet, has both critics and fans talking… but at least half of the buzz is about the film’s humorous title. The Beaver inspires an almost infinite amount of ‘punny’ loglines, which makes one wonder if it couldn’t have benefited from a more “thoughtful” title.
After some careful consideration I’ve compiled a list of movies that could have benefited from other movie’s titles:
The Beaver — The Puppet Master and/or Lethal Weapon 5
The Love Guru — Ghandi
Sex and the City — Earth Girls Are Easy
Jungle Fever — Black Snake Moan
Eyes Wide Shut — Snatch
The Crying Game — Sister Act
Coach Carter — White Men Can’t Jump
Maria Full of Grace — Two Mules for Sister Sarah
Titanic — Splash!
Basic Instinct — The Beaver
Are there any other pairings you think should make the list? Which movie holds the honor of worst movie title of all time?