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Filmdrunk – It’s safe to say that in the summer of 2012, Robin’s career was going through a bit of an identity crisis. This must have prompted him to ponder “what would daddy do?”, because that year Robin decided it was time to introduce the world to Robin Thicke: Hollywood leading man.
The movie was called “Abby in the Summer” (I say was because the title was later changed to “Making the Rules“) and, according to a column written by Vulture’s Kyle Buchanan, it is so ridiculously bad that you “simply must watch” the movie.
Oh shit check out Robin Thicke just killing ‘em out there in Hollywood. Every time he says the name “Abby” you can really feel the drama that this…this is a man pretending to be another man who simply cannot organically say the name Abby. If that’s not character layered on top of character layered on top of character then frankly I don’t even know why we have a dramatic film industry in this country.
The most genuine and heartfelt goodbye an actor has ever put onto celluloid:
Hope your screen isn’t flammable because we all know that was absolute
In all seriousness though I’m just glad that this movie Making the Rules didn’t get picked up when feminists were rallying against “Blurred Lines” for being rapey because this performance has the rapiest undertones since The Accused. Just lots of creeping around corners and blank stares and the subtle subtext that this is a man who knows his way around a Costco-sized bottle of chloroform.
There’s an accompanying NY Mag article more fully looking at Thicke’s acting debut if you feel like you need 1000 more words telling you “This was not good.” Or you could just enjoy this video seminar from Robin Thicke’s acting coach instead.