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Top Ten Movie Couples with the Worst Chemistry

A movie poster of Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson star in "Fifty Shades of Grey".

We never knew there were so many couples with bad on-screen chemistry!  Watch Mojo put together this clip of the “Top Ten Couples with the Worst Chemistry”, with a few extra thrown in for good measure.  Some of them you’ll recognize, but some you may not.  Jessica Alba and Dane Cook made a movie together?  Apparently it was called “Good Luck Chuck” and it does look terrible.  Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in “Gigli” – Well, that was just a given.  But some we have to disagree with.  For instance, Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York” are harshly criticized for their lack of chemistry in this period piece.  But I have to say that their chemistry seemed a sure fit to me.  Maybe it’s just my personal lustfulness for Leonardo.  Another example is, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in “Fifty Shades of Grey”.  I admit to seeing the movie, Okay!  And I think that it is really less a matter of chemistry, and more a matter of discomfort with the sketchy plot and dialogue.  As an actor, there is only so much you can do.

So, take a look at these scenes and tell us if you have any disagreements or something to add.  Who would be at the top of your list?

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Melody Stewart is the founder of act.land and President of iactingstudioskc.com. She is a filmmaker in Kansas City.