Cinematic disaster? Mark Ruffalo Stars in One of the Worst Movies Ever

How many times do we come across films that leave us perplexed by the lack of quality? It seems like there are an endless amount of productions that, despite their best efforts, simply fail to captivate audiences.

However, when the protagonist of a film herself expresses her discontent with the work, it raises even more intriguing questions.

After all, if even those directly involved in the film’s creation can’t find merit in it, what does that say about the quality of the production?

We’re talking about ‘Flying High’, which is a romantic comedy released in 2003, directed by Bruno Barreto and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo (Marvel’s Hulk).

The plot revolves around Donna, a flight attendant played by Paltrow, who falls in love with a rich man, played by Ruffalo.

The story addresses the challenges faced by the couple due to social and cultural differences, as they try to navigate the ups and downs of their relationship.

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, protagonist of ‘Flying High’ – Image: Café com film/Reproduction

Launch issues

Interestingly, ‘Flying High’ was originally scheduled to be released in 2001, but due to the tragic events of the attack on the Twin Towers, the studio decided to postpone the release.

The sensitive climate following the attacks caused the studio to reconsider the advisability of releasing a film centered on airplanes at that time, so the release was postponed until 2003.

However, even with the postponement, the film failed to reach the success expected. In fact, it was a box office failure. The revenue was not enough to cover the high production costs, estimated at around US$30 million.

Furthermore, the reviews were not favorable. Review sites like Rotten Tomatoes nowadays give the film a positive rating of just 14%, highlighting its negative reception among viewers and critics.

The protagonist who hated her own film

But perhaps the hardest blow to the film is the protagonist’s own aversion.

Gwyneth Paltrow expressed her embarrassment regarding the film in an interview with EntertainmentWeeklywhere he declared that he considers ‘Flying high‘ the worst of all time.

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His frank assessment reflects the feeling of dissatisfaction regarding the project, making it clear that even those involved in production were not satisfied with the result.

Thus, ‘Flying High’ is remembered not only as a film that failed to achieve commercial success, but also as a project that failed to achieve both public as its own protagonists.