Finally, someone asking the TOUGH QUESTIONS. On the one hand, you’ve got the Life As We Know It poster, in which we are reminded that men are actually giant babies, except instead of pooping in diapers, they poop in their underwear, and instead of drinking milk from a bottle, they drink beer from a bottle. Hahahaha, just like a baby! “Pay your rent, baby!” And also: “The fact that there are times in which the looming pressures and sacrifices of fatherhood sometimes makes you uncomfortable allows me to condescendingly reduce and compare you to the functional capacity of an infant, despite the fact that you have a job, dress yourself, and don’t put your face on oven burners if someone’s not watching you.” Nonsense. And congratulations to Katherine Heigl for continuing to stand up to Hollywood’s Boys Club with yet another powerful, three-dimensional female character, I’m sure.

On the other hand, you’ve got From Prada to Nada, which features a young woman holding a cardboard sign JUST LIKE A HOMELESS PERSON WOULD, except instead of the cardboard sign featuring a request for desperately-needed aid due to a lifetime of mental illness and systemic socio-economic repression, it just says “Will Work for Shoes.” It simultaneously makes a mockery of the very real problem of poverty, while also portraying women as shallow, materialistic shitheads. “One adult ticket to this movie that appeals to me, please.” That’s what you say, probably.

So? Which will it be? They are both very awful! CALL IT, REFS!

Comments (107)
  1. They should have stuck with the original title “From Gucci to Hoochie”.

  2. Good to see Katherine Heigl is still taking on empowering roles!

  3. Sofie’s Choice all over again.

  4. Are there CARS coming out of that purse?

    Raped by Satan is starting to look really appealing.

  5. as a graphic designer, i am offended by both posters.

  6. At least everything is terrible? Wait, that is actually not very comforting, after all.

  7. The worst part of the Life as We Know It poster is the part where it says “Josh Duhamel.”

  8. i now suddenly understand what natalie imbruglia is singing about….i’m truly torn.

  9. I do not know who Camilla Belle and Alexa Vega are, I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing most designer clothes (because no one stuffs desiger clothes on a dead body dummies), and From Prada to Nada looks overall slightly more terrible. At least in Life as we Barf it I get to look at pretty people who I have heard of.

  10. Life As We Know It is worse, because there’s potential for the shoe-girls to discuss things together that aren’t dudes! Not that that makes them better humans, but if teens are going to leave the corner to see a movie, better they see one that passes the Bechdel Test, however minimally, than some horrible “dudes are overgrown children, women are unbearable shrews” rehash.

    Besides, what if they Learn an Important Lesson About Poverty From Actual Poor People? They might see wacky homeless ladies wearing their fashions! That’d take them down a peg! Oh god why do I have so many thoughts about this.

  11. I’m gonna say “From Prada to Nada” is the worst.

    No hom(eless)o

  12. the one on the left is worst-er because heigl is in it. i think the two ladies on the right are likely too young to know any better. they’re just baby ladies, yall. they get a pass … for now.

  13. I don’t know who any of the people in “From Prada to Nada” are, but I hate Kathryn Hitler, so I’m voting for “Life as we know it”.

  14. Can’t they both be the worst? Becuase they are.

  15. Yeah I’m gonna go with the shoes movie being the worst, just because at least the other gives us the pleasure of laughing at the hideous and uncanny airbrush job on Duhamel’s abdominalz.

  16. Anyone who would see either of these movies is the worst. I’m glad they will get all the bedbugs as a reward: http://gothamist.com/2010/08/16/bedbugs_love_amc_empire_25_hate_rep.php

  17. Didn’t think Camilla Belle could top this:

    guess I was wrong. #Disneychannelgum

  18. I’m calling it. Life as we Know It. Reason: Duhamel and the baby are in undies / diapers and wearing shoes. That means they made a conscious effort to look like that.

  19. Gabe, in all seriousness, how would YOU re-design these posters to make them more to your liking, princess?

    • I decided to upvote you so you could feel a brief sense of accomplishment before you get your face torn off for this comment. You’re welcome!

  20. I am going with Prada to Nada. For starters it is clearly a worse concept for a movie. Additionally, Christina Hendricks is in Life as We Know It, and lets all be (not be) adults…. how does she stand without falling over.

  21. Why do I feel like the title for “From Prada to Nada” came before the idea or the plot or the anything? Rhymes equal movies now. Facts of life.

    • It’s true! It was only pitched at 11:30 this morning, but, according to IMDB, “From Oscar de la Renta to Cockroach Polenta” is already in pre-production.

  22. Hahaha — you didn’t say ‘suicide is not an option,’ so BANG!

  23. Shyamalan twist: the Bing banner is the worst. You’re being inappropriate Bing.

  24. SPOILERS: reading the plots makes the decision even harder

    Life as We Know It: “Two single adults (Heigl and Duhamel) become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in a car accident.” (Also, Hendricks plays the mom, so we wouldn’t even see much of her)
    vs.
    From Prada to Nada: “A Latina spin on Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility,” where two spoiled sisters who have been left penniless after their father’s sudden death are forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles.”

    “TWO WINNERS”
    Armond White (1950 – 2012)

  25. Diaper Movie looks like it involves bowel movement midwifery, judging from the poster, so I will choose Ladies Be Shoppin’ The Motion Picture.

  26. This comment thread is great! I don’t think it gets said enough so I’m going to say it: I love you guys. There. I said it. #monsterunity

  27. “Men are actually giant babies, except instead of pooping in diapers, they poop in their underwear.”

    Except not in Josh Duhamel’s case, as Katherine Hegel willingly follows him around and catches it in her hands.

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