Begin Again Is Proof That Adam Levine Should Stop Acting Yesterday

Keira Knightley and Adam Levine in Begin Again promo photo June 2014The film Begin Again comes out today, and if you see it for one reason, let it be to remind yourself that Adam Levine has absolutely no business acting in movies.

The movie stars Keira Knightley as a singer-songwriter who’s been dating Adam’s character for forever, and they write music together. But somehow he writes a song by himself, and that song finds its way into a movie and all of a sudden BOOM, his career explodes and they have to move to a big fancy apartment in New York. Like, the fanciest apartment in New York.

It’s so fancy that I almost don’t even blame it for going to Adam Levine’s character’s head and making him cheat on poor Keira, sending her into a spiral of depression that sends her spinning off right into the arms of Mark Ruffalo, a down-and-out alcoholic music executive (with a Wikipedia page!!!!!) who sees her perform at an open mic and becomes infatuated with her voice and will do anything to further her dream. Just something that happens every day here on the streets of old NYC!

But for as cheesy as it is, you guys, that is the last time I’m gonna get bogged down in the plot, because what we really need to talk about is Adam Levine. I don’t know who told him he could act, but the man is a cardboard cutout of himself, struggling to make even blinking and turning his head look natural while playing a character who honestly should have just been named Adam Levine.

He’s a douchey music dude whose success in the music industry fills him with lust that can only be slaked within the vagina of a model, and he still can’t sell it. THAT IS A DESCRIPTION OF ADAM LEVINE, YOU GUYS. There is no Adam Levine-ier part out there, so if he’s not selling this, there’s really no hope.

Even Keira Knightley, who’s the go-to girl for the role of ‘Woman Who Is Always Aware Of Your Eyes On Her And Being Bathed In Your Warm Adoration’ couldn’t make it look like there were emotions passing between herself and Adam. At the beginning of the movie, his character is supposed to be empathetic and yes, even appealing, but it’s just so terribly painful to watch, like a marionette that thinks it’s a human.

The only good part of his performance (besides the singing, obvs) was the really thick beard that he got near the end of the movie. It looked dumb on his dumb face (apologies, it had been almost two hours of movie at this point, and I was decidedly tuned out on Adam Levine), but there was always the hope that it would continue spreading and ultimately cover his entire head, just so I wouldn’t have to watch him squinch his features around anymore, trying to arrange them in an engaging way.

Didn’t like. Would not watch again.

(Photo: IMDb)

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    • Alana Vincenza

      I would probably only watch this for Mark Ruffalo, but only if I can plug my ears and cover my eyes whenever Adam is on screen.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Don’t do it! It’s not worth it!

    • capoupascap

      Oh, I really wanted to see this (love Keira and Mark) but maybe I will wait until it hits red box/ netflix. But yeah the 5 minutes of “acting” Levine did in AHS: Asylum was all I needed to know that he is a terrible, terrible actor.

    • Lily Savage

      Adam Levine’s beard in the header photo is enough to discourage me from seeing this.

    • laursey

      I saw it, I liked it, and I thought Levine was good. He played the part he was supposed to play and did it well, despite what you naysayers say. And the fact that he has a beard in this movie is what his character was supposed to have. Sheesh. Give the guy a break. Remember the negative things that have been said about you in the past that went over the top and think how that made you feel.

      • Sharon Leiss

        Do not expect a fair review of anything to do with Adam Levine on this site. It is not going to happen. What you will get is character assassination and name calling. The movie is good and the music is beautiful.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Character assassination? How is it character assassination to say he didn’t do a good job of acting in a movie?

      • Sharon Leiss

        I do think using the term Douchey to describe someone I don’t know personally is character assassination. Just because you write it down does not make it correct or right. It is a free country, you can write any thing you like–just like I can read what you write and see it for what it is. Negative energy–you should try being more positive.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Are you more comfortable with doucheish? douchesque?

      • M_G

        I sincerely doubt that Adam Levine has even read this review, let alone feels bad about it. But even if he did, not all reviews are going to be positive, and not everyone is going to like you. All part of being a famous celeb.

    • Emily

      what could i say haters love to hate you should watch your language when talking about other people and this is not a neutral criticism or it’s not even coming from a professional as i see

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        What language are you objecting to?

      • M_G

        Please define “neutral criticism”.

    • Coree

      haters gonna hate…

      • DaynaGuiguipyt

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        explained I cannot believe that a stay at home mom can make $7420 in four weeks
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      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Love his music, love his voice, hate his acting. How does that make me a hater?

      • M_G

        *dusts off this comment* Why, it appears to be from the year 2000……

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    • Llort

      Couldn’t have said all of this better myself, especially the pun about the beard covering his face completely. Thank you.