When Bad Movies Happen To Good People: 13 Flops We've Kindly Forgotten

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Bradley Cooper in The Words
Without holding the Hangover sequels against him-- contracts are a bitch, we get it-- Bradley Cooper has been on an incredible streak lately, leading surprise hits (Limitless), working with daring directors (The Place Beyond the Pines) and doing both with Silver Linings Playbook, which earned him his first Oscar nomination earlier this year. The hype around Silver Linings only made it easier to forget about The Words, a murky and dull drama in which Cooper plays a celebrated author who stole his entire novel from another man (Jeremy Irons) who comes to confront him. Even though it put Cooper opposite his real-life girlfriend at the time, Zoe Saldana, The Words is exactly as interesting as you'd think it would be to watch someone write a book. Lucky for Cooper, an Oscar nomination months after a mess like The Words allows you to move on quickly.
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