Gossip (I) (2000)

R   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Three college students base their class project around gossip and how fast it spreads, which soon spirals out of control.




  • Kate Hudson and James Marsden in Gossip (2000)
  • Marisa Coughlan and Joshua Jackson in Gossip (2000)
  • Norman Reedus stars as Travis
  • Eric Bogosian co-stars as Professor Goodwin
  • Beau & Naomi
  • James Marsden stars as Derrick

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22 November 2012 | ashleynwaldron
| Decent movie
This was -over-all- a pretty decent movie. Nothing that would make my favorite shelf, but a movie I could definitely watch a few times a year. It's got an interesting plot and story-line, and most of the actors were top notch.

Now that being said, there were two things that kept this movie from being an excellent movie. The first one was Lena Headey; her acting was mediocre at best, and in certain parts, down right awful. But this normally wouldn't be enough to knock off too many points, but the second problem...

The ending -while decent- was definitely one that required you to suspend your disbelief. It leaves you wondering, "What was the point?".

But the acting by James Marsden, and Norman Reedus were amazing, and almost make up for it. Marsden plays the manipulative liar, who really isn't a bad guy, one who almost leaves you feeling a certain amount of pity at the end. Reedus was amazing; probably one of my favorite performances from him. The shy, SoHo, bohemian artist thing works really well for him. The interaction between the two men are some of the most interesting parts of the movie, and show the dominant/subservient or leader/follower relationship perfectly.

Passable performances by Joshua Jackson and Kate Hudson. Nothing stellar, but nothing to complain about either.

Again... Decent movie, one that could have been a hit with a few tweaks, and a different actress for Jones, but nothing that will make a 'favorites' list any time soon.

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Did You Know?


The woman singing at the club in the beginning of the movie is singer Poe, who also provided the song "Our Lips are Sealed" for the soundtrack, which she is performing in the scene.


Jones: I'm a girl with a problem. It's not like I don't know better. But I seem to have gotten myself involved a very tempting situation.


When Beau and Derrick are fighting outside of Naomi's apartment building, they collide with a door beside some greenhouses and plant supplies, and the door cracks against their weight. During the commentary, the actors and director themselves reveal this was a mistake.

Alternate Versions

Deleted Scenes on the DVD:

  • Travis films Jones talking about the last time she heard the rumor they started and how it has changed.
  • Travis paints over a picture of Beau on his collage while explaining what roles Travis, Derrick and Jones play in the twisted game they have created.
  • Derrick runs into Detective Curtis and tells him more lies before the detective asks Derrick about a picture of Naomi which was stolen from her room.
  • Derrick calls his parents and tries to ask them for help but they cruelly deny him. This scene was cut because the director didn't want the audience to have sympathy for Derrick. Originally director Davis Guggenheim's parents Marion and director Charles Guggenheim did the voices for Derrick's parents but unfortunately their voices can't be heard on the DVD version of this scene.
  • Alternate Ending: An extended version of the ending has Jones and Travis leaving Derrick alone in his loft when he is approached by a stranger who identifies himself as the man who arrested Derrick when he was in high school and he tells him that Naomi is now pressing charges using the video-tape of Derrick admitting that he raped her.


Mean To Me
Written by
Emerson Hart
Produced and Performed by Tonic
Courtesy of Universal Records


Plot Summary


Drama | Mystery | Thriller


Release Date:

21 April 2000


English, Italian

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,321,729 23 April 2000

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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