She stole hearts in “Can’t Hardly Wait” and even showed the knack to talk with ghosts on CBS, but when it comes to awards an actress doesn’t want to win, Jennifer Love Hewitt takes home the big golden (rotten) tomato.
According to Christopher Beam and Jeremy Singer-Vine at Slate.com, who used their access to movie review aggregator RottenTomatoes.com’s gigantic database to chart out critical reception to director and actor performance, Love Hewitt is the worst-reviewed actress since 1985, the cutoff date they established as a modern era for reviews unaffected by nostalgia and the easier critics of the past.
Hewitt has the rare distinction of never having made a single “fresh” (above 60 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) film. Her average score of 18.9 owes to such duds as “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit” (7 percent), “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (35 percent), “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” (7 percent), and both “Garfield” movies (15 percent and 11 percent, respectively).
Pretty gruesome, but not quite as bad as Chuck Norris. His score? 18.4. Of course, that doesn’t count tired out internet memes; otherwise, his score would be even lower.
To be fair to Love Hewitt, she did just score a Golden Globe nomination for her work in the TV movie “The Client List,” scored solid ratings with her now-canceled CBS show “The Ghost Whisperer,” and is rumored to be up to join “Law & Order: SVU” as a replacement for Mariska Hargitay. And plus, who didn’t love (the first) “I Know What You Did Last Summer” thriller?