Fourth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards


From Justin to Kelly

The tale of two American Idols

Directed by: Robert Iscove

Written by: Kim Fuller

Starring: Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Katherine Bailess, Anika Noni Rose, Greg Siff, Brian Dietzen

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2003 Cosmique Movie Awards

  • Nominations:  4 (1 positive)
  • Awards:  0


  • Viewers17% of raters (71st place)
  • Average Rating: 1.50 (not enough ratings to rank)
  • Weighted Rank: 25 (129th place)


The first American Idol (Kelly Clarkson) and her runner-up (Justin Guarini) parlay their new-found fame into a box office bomb.

Kelly's career seems to have survived the debacle, but Justin seems to have disappeared now that his record label dropped him. But at least he pulled out the film's only positive nomination, though his nod as Best Villain may be more of a social comment about his cinematic choices than what the film script intended.


Cosmique Movie Nominations

Reviews from Cosmo Voters:

    Tim Burton is an absolute genius (and it should be noted that he was nominated for Best Director of All Time in the one year that the Cosmos featured a Lifetime Achievement category for that honor). In a career of mostly eccentric, mostly insightful, quirky pieces of art, "Big Fish" stands out as a highlight as one of the most innovative and powerful films of his career.

    It's so hard to describe the film. It is, in part, a "father and son" story about two men trying to learn how to understand one another. It's a story about stories -- the tall tales we tell at times, and how we use them to create our own realities.

    Ultimately, this film moved me so much because it is so similar to my own experiences in my own family. (And anything more would be a bit too revealing for the Web.)

    I'm considering this film for quite a lot of Cosmo categories, including Best Film, Best Actor (Ewan McGregor), Best Supporting Actor (Albert Finney, Billy Crudup), Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter), Best Script, Best Comedy, and maybe even Best Drama. I hope it does well enough to earn Tim Burton a Best Director nomination. Although this year my heart belongs to Peter Jackson, Tim absolutely deserves his dues for this film. I predict that if enough Cosmo voters get a chance to see it, it will be one of the top three most-nominated films this season (along with "Return of the King" and "Lost in Translation").

    My grade: A

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