Casey Affleck receives Razzie for latest role as struggling Boston Uber driver
HOLLYWOOD – After numerous scathing reviews, Casey Affleck took home a Razzie on Saturday for his latest film, Reinvent the Wheel, in which Affleck stars as a Boston Uber driver whose struggle to compete against driverless-cars culminates in his killing the few women engineers who work for Uber.
The runner-up in this year's crowded "Worst Performance By A Leading Man" category was Affleck's role in Manchester by the Sea.
A commercial flop, the Reinvent the Wheel reportedly made $6 million dollars. One Hollywood insider told Variety that its box office gross, “was barely enough to cover the four sexual harassment lawsuits.”
Critics panned the film for being lazy, self-indulgent, and pretentious, including Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, who writes,
Throughout the movie, Affleck looks at the ground, sadly, speaks to passengers, gruffly, and drives, aimlessly. What he should’ve done is kept his eyes on the road, kept his mouth shut, and set his GPS for the nearest cliff.
Apparently, the Afflecks have a talent for winning Razzies: The older Affleck brother, Ben, has also received a record number of Razzie nominations for his performances in Batman versus Superman, Daredevil, Gigli, and Paycheck..
Their longtime friend, Matt “the male Anne Hathaway” Damon could not be reached for comment at the Betty Ford Center, where’s he’s receiving treatment for enabling.