Vince Vaughn is changing agencies after a series of flops.
The famous actor known for comedy movies like Dodgeball and Wedding Crashers, has decided to leave his longtime agency CAA. No hard feelings right? Well he signed with rival WME. This comes after his latest flop at the box office, Unfinished Business. The movie only made $4.8 million last weekend.
The Fox produced comedy finished behind Delivery Man ($31 million in the U.S.), The Internship ($45 million), The Watch ($34 million) and 2011’s The Dilemma ($48 million). It has been almost six years since Vaughn’s last hit, Couples Retreat. The comedy brought in a cool $109 million without great reviews.
Before the agency switch, Vaughn made a change in strategy by moving to television series. He signed on to appear in season two of the highly anticipated serie True Detective. We all know it’s not as good as making Hollywood movies but at least he is going to be working with Matthew McConaughey in a great project. This could help his career get back on track.
This movie is about a hardworking small-business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates, one older and one younger (Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco), who travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But things take an unexpected turn and they end up going to the most bizarre places. Sounds like a good movie right? Wrong.
The film has been blasted by critics and has gotten really bad reviews all over the internet. With a string of flops, the actor has to be wondering what he’s doing wrong.
On one of the most popular movie review websites, Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has received mostly negative reviews. The review aggregator reported a rating of 12%, based on 84 reviews, with a rating average of 3.6/10… Ouch! The site’s overall opinion of the movie reads, “Unfocused and unfunny, Unfinished Business lives down to its title with a slipshod screenplay and poorly directed performances that would have been better left unreleased.”
On another review site, Metacritic, the film was given a score of 32 out of 100.
So what went wrong? Is it his fault?
At least Vaughn is not the only actor flopping consistently.
The Cobbler, a movie where Adam Sandler plays a guy that repairs shoes at his family’s shop, has been a tremendous disappointment. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 3/10 and on Metacritic, the film has a score of 22 out of 100. Yikes! I have to say, I have not watched a movie since his other disaster, Grown Ups 2.
Maybe Sandler should look into joining a famous television serie like Vaughn just did. Do you like these actors? What do you think these actors need to do to get back on track? Are they just too old for comedy roles?