March 17, 2009
On Ben Affleck
I really like the idea of this Esquire profile of Ben Affleck- namely, that the tabloid bullshit of the past ten years should in no way blind us the fact that Affleck's a pretty damn good actor, and not a bad director either. But it's just... the piece is so horribly written that I had trouble getting through it. I mean, who cares what color Affleck's car is?
Posted by Stephen Silver at March 17, 2009 04:20 PM
Wow. I didn't count, but I'm guessing there weren't more than four complete sentences in that entire article. If those Microsoft Word green squiggle lines for crimes against grammar showed up on websites, the thing would probably be 3/4 underlined.
I went to look at this because you said it sucks. But it's well written, and it says something kind of cool about the guy, who is likable for about the first time ever. Try reading the article, instead of skipping to the quotes. Dipshit.