In this film from Columbia Pictures, Larry Gigli (Ben Affleck) is a hit man for a California mobster named Louis. With his friend about to be sent to prison, Louis enlists Gigli (pronounced “jee-ley”) to kidnap the federal prosecutor’s brother, Brian (Justin Bartha), who is living in a home for the mentally handicapped. The plan is to hold Brian hostage until the attorney drops the charges. Gigli abducts the young man and takes him to his one bedroom apartment. All is well until Ricki (Jennifer Lopez), hired by Louis, shows up to keep Gigli from messing up the job. At first, Gigli is offended, however, because Ricki is so beautiful, he resigns himself to the fact that working with her might be a good thing. That is until he finds out she is a lesbian. The more she pulls away, the more Gigli wants her. Their feelings for each other do grow and it leads them through a chain of events that endanger their lives. Both Gigli and Ricki also develop a close bond with Brian, their hostage.
Why can’t Hollywood make a movie without using the “f” word? It is used excessively – over 100 times throughout the movie. In addition, profanity, sexually suggestive dialogue and action, homosexual conduct, nudity and violence prevent Dove from awarding the Dove Seal to Gili. It is certainly not a family-friendly film.