Gossip (2000 American film)

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Gossip
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Davis Guggenheim
Produced by Jeffrey Silver
Joel Schumacher
Written by Gregory Poirier
Theresa Rebeck
Starring James Marsden
Lena Headey
Norman Reedus
Kate Hudson
Marisa Coughlan
Joshua Jackson
Music by Graeme Revell
Cinematography Andrzej Bartkowiak
Edited by Jay Cassidy
Production
company
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Roadshow Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)[1]
Release dates
  • April 21, 2000 (2000-04-21)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $24 million
Box office $12,591,270

Gossip is a 2000 American teen psychological thriller directed by Davis Guggenheim and featuring an ensemble cast including James Marsden, Lena Headey, Norman Reedus, and Kate Hudson.

Plot[edit]

The movie takes place on a college campus in the Northeast. Derrick Webb (James Marsden), Cathy Jones (Lena Headey), and Travis (Norman Reedus) are students as well as roommates. They all take a Communications class with Professor Goodwin (Eric Bogosian), in which the subject of gossip is brought up. For their final project, the three students decide to start a rumor and track and see the results. One night while at a nightclub, they run into Naomi Preston (Kate Hudson) and her boyfriend Beau Edson (Joshua Jackson). It is common knowledge through the campus that Naomi is saving her virginity for marriage. Jones (as Cathy is called throughout the movie) in particular has a problem with Naomi's wealth and sense of entitlement. Furthermore, Naomi seems to have started a rumor about Jones having sex with Professor Goodwin.

While at the party, Derrick meets a girl and brings her upstairs. At this point the girl becomes ill; Derrick then notices Beau and Naomi in the adjacent room kissing. Beau attempts to have sex with Naomi but is rejected. Derrick, Jones, and Travis proceed to begin a rumor that Naomi and Beau had sex. The story begins to vary wildly, first involving a threesome, but soon, due to the nature of gossip, it becomes a story of Beau raping Naomi.


Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Gossip received negative reviews from critics and currently holds a 28% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 65 reviews.

Box office[edit]

The film opened at #12 at the North American box office making $2.3 million USD in its opening weekend. The film suffered a 59% decline in box office earnings the following week, descending to #17.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Film Distribution - Village Roadshow Limited". Village Roadshow Pictures. 2014-02-11. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 

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