Nobody expected the new Lindsay Lohan starring film 'The Canyons' to become a masterpiece, but they thought that Bret Easton Ellis might be able to do something with her that's been missing in her career for the past few years.
However, based on the early reviews of the film, he failed. I mean, it's not much of a surprise - the New York Times documented the troubled production history with a long and extensive article focusing on the difficulties of making a movie with Lindsay Lohan, and they clearly weren't wrong.
One of the reviews for 'The Canyons' states, "The best moment of "The Canyons" arrives before any of its actors show up. While opening credits zap on to the screen, images of decayed movie theaters flit by, establishing a sense of dread for cinema's future. The plot of "The Canyons," in which dead-eyed young people hover around Hollywood with zero interest in the quality of the work, takes this gloomy prophesy to heart. But instead of commenting on the vapidity of the film industry, Paul Schrader's miscast, poorly executed and utterly soulless drama is an example of the failing art form it seeks to indict."
While that's still better than Lindsay Lohan's most recent film work, especially the doomed Elizabeth Taylor biopic on Lifetime, it's still a long ways from Mean Girls and even from Just My Luck.