Jessica Biel in Versace at the ‘Playing for Keeps’ premiere: lovely or unflattering?

When I first glanced through these photos of the NYC premiere of Playing for Keeps – that awful-looking Gerard Butler/Jessica Biel rom-com – I really disliked Jessica Biel’s everything. But upon closer examination… I’m not a total hater. Jessica is doing something to those tragic bangs for SOME of her red carpets, and while I’m not in love with this current hairstyle, it’s a vast improvement from the shaggy dog crap she’s been sporting off the carpet. You can actually see her face, and… yes, she does have a beautiful face. The girl’s personality is like oatmeal, but her face and body are gorge. As for her dress… she’s wearing Versace. Again, I’m not in love with it, but it’s a great color for her and it’s not offensive. I think it would be better without the belt? Or is that hideous thing built into the dress?

Uma Thurman looks gorgeous. I love a woman in a well-cut pantsuit.

Oh, hello Rodrigo Santoro. I see you, baby. Shaking that ass. Mama like.

Gerard Butler is so gross. I’m actually starting to get embarrassed about my old crush on him. That being said… this is probably the best he’s looked in a while. The hair looks good, his face isn’t bloated and his weight isn’t yo-yoing anymore.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Melibea4ever says:

    Much better w/o bangs, B+ for that

    • Vesper Lynd says:

      I don’t know, bangs or no bangs I find Biel so bland and boring! The hubs and I rented “Hope Springs” with Meryl Streep (which is a Great movie by the way, taking notes so my marriage doesn’t end up like that, not your usual Hollyweird move, I was pleasantly surprised) and they had the previews for that “Playing for keeps” romcom….and looks so damned boring! PREDICTABLE PLOT, actors have no chemistry, a waste of money and that’s just from the preview. It’s like the director tried to rely heavily in the music gaining momentum in the background for the preview, I hate that type of promo music, trying to work you up to try to make it emotionally interesting. And they picked the song wifh the stupidest lyrics. So, nope, I’m not wasting my precious $1 when it flops and ends up in Redbox.
      BTW: The movie FRANK & the ROBOT looks like a great comedy!!!! I loved the preview, to the point, no cheesy music and it really seems to have an intriguing plot, so i’m watching. :) that’s my 2 cents.

    • amanda says:

      Hahahahaha her personality is like oatmeal. That made me lol

    • amanda says:

      I do love the 1970′s prom in middle earth look though. Im glad she scratched the bangs.

    • Jan says:

      You are so right about the bangs. She has a low forehead and bangs all the way to the top of the eyelids does not do her justice. She has the perfect forehead for the way her hair is in this picture. Uma has really had her face tweaked. Just a matter of time before all of them do…ruins their whole acting personality in my way of thinking.

  2. Eleonor says:

    Much better than usual. But I have to say: she used to have a beautiful face. Before the nosejob and the fishlips.

  3. Steph says:

    She is sort of like Kim K., she doesn’t know how to dress her body. But when she gets it, it’s a great look for her

  4. Ms Kay says:

    Wow Leonidas/Butler definitely all dapper here! As for Xerxes/Santoro well…he looks kinda tired.

    J. Biel, sorry but I don’t see it happening… She must find an appropriate stylist.

    Uma is pure class as per usual.

  5. dingdong says:

    Jessica biel wins for once

  6. ct says:

    Kaiser, there is nothing wrong with Gerry. Stop hating! lol

  7. lem says:

    Biel’s makeup contouring on her nose is showing. They didn’t blend the dark lines down the side of the nose well. Poor form Jess. Hire a new makeup artist as well as a new stylist.

  8. Miss Kiki says:

    Jesicca, Jessica, Jessica. How I wish I could muster up interest in anything you do or say, but I just can’t.

    Butler is looking a lot better, but you still couldn’t pay me enough to let him anywhere near my precious biscuit.

  9. marie says:

    wow, worse than I expected but I hate the middle part on anyone-her make up is good though.

    I love Uma, always have, always will-I think she’s fantastic.

    Gerard looks good, still wouldn’t hit it but he looks cleaner. Santoro is kinda hot, never paid attention to him before

  10. lilred says:

    She is lovely, what a body. Love the dress.

  11. Agnes says:

    I like that dress on her (minus that cut-in) – she looks way better than usual.

  12. The Original Mia says:

    Try hard. Too much for what’s essentially a soccer mom movie.

  13. moptop says:

    WAY better without those dreadful bangs. But te dress looks poorly made.

  14. MSL says:

    I don’t get how anyone can say that she looks bad. Yes she might be boring, but she is very pretty nose job and all. Her lips are way better than a lot of fake ones so I guess it doesn’t bother me as much. I just don’t get the dislike for her looks.

  15. says:

    She wins the “much improved” award.

  16. Minnie says:

    I think jessica looks beautiful.

  17. whybenice says:

    The dress is laughable. Like she was in a catfight and the cat won. Uma, please let your forehead wrinkle. It’s okay at 40 to have a wrinkle. Better. Off to my saucer of milk.

  18. bella says:

    do you see that diamond on Uma’s hand???
    she’s so lovely…
    JB is gorgeous…i don’t get why anyone thinks she’s had plastic surgery.

  19. Katie Too says:

    Her ta-tas look amazing, are they real? If not, I’d like to high-five her surgeon.

  20. little-red says:

    I have to say that I love that dress and I love it on her.

  21. Julie says:

    Oh Kaiser! I burst out laughing when I read your comment about Rodrigo Santoro. And yeah, Gerry is gross, but let me be honest, I would still(as you say) nail it to the wall.

  22. dulla says:

    the bangs are gone people. i’ll start the wave!!

  23. HadleyB says:

    Jess needs to simmer down on the filler. Too much in her cheeks and lips. Way too much at her age.

    I love the dress, her body is bangin!

    Love Uma, always have always will.

  24. HouseofBeatrix says:

    The dress looks amazing. it’s not for everyone, and she has the perfect body for it.

    I wish Uma would have had her pants hemmed and had a splash of color in her outfit.

    I don’t know who Rodrigo Santoro is, but he is gorgeous. He looks like a mix between Freddie Prinze Jr. and Gael Garcia Bernal.

    Gerard looks….clean for once.

  25. Merman says:

    Biel does have a great body and face but Uma’s hot.

  26. hoyachick says:

    I think her face/hair look GORGEOUS. Usually she looks a bit manly and horsey. She has a great body though. Somehow though it just doesn’t work. I can’t put my finger on it. The dress makes no sense, what happened to the other sleeve and what’s that around her waist? It’s not as terrible as what she normally wears but it’s not fantastic.

    I keep seeing commercials for this movie and it looks so horrible there are no words! Is this the movie she was making when there were rumors of her hooking up with Butler? Eww.

    Uma looks good. Is she is the movie too?

  27. Chell says:

    I can’t take my eyes off Jess’ dress, it is just stunning! She looks so gorgeous & I am thankful to see those bangs gone. She is so hit or miss with her style, I either love it or hate. This is one look I love!

  28. Dani says:

    She looks good but is it me or has her face been altered a bit too much? She looks frozen.

  29. Mirella says:

    I actually love the dress on her. Hello Rodrigo!!! Oh he’s so sexy.

  30. tabasco says:

    Is there no illusion panel on that thing? Girl must be making serious use of ze boob tape. I think this dress calls for hair UP. It would be better without the random sleeve.

  31. Jenna says:

    I hate that mess of a dress but I’m loving the hair and make-up.

  32. Blue says:

    Rodrigo is yummy!!

    Jessica looks really good. I could do without the belt thing, but it might be too plain without it.

  33. Sumodo1 says:

    No offense to today’s clothes designers in Israel, and that being said: Biel’s dress looks like the monstrosities that my aunt would bring me (when I was young), shrieking: “It’s from the biggest designer in Tel Aviv!”

  34. Meg says:

    i love this dress on her-the belt draws attention to her tiny waist

  35. bns says:

    I’m not crazy for the dress, but her hair and makeup is stunning. Uma looks so chic and cool, as usual.

  36. Izzy says:

    I actually think Biel looks better than she has in a long time. The dress is kind of edgy, haute couture, and she actually pulls it off beautifully. She needs to ditch those stupid ruffles she usually wears, this is a much better look. Her hair is much improved, no more bangs trauma!

  37. Grace says:

    Jessica is so unattractive and boring. Someone else should have been wearing that dress. In the second picture the age lines are really starting to show on Jessica’s neck. Uma is lovely.
    The men win this one.

  38. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Well at least she doesn’t have that awful fringe going on here. And her makeup looks nice. Everything else: fug.

  39. erika says:

    god that movie…..i wonder how/why Hollywood wastes celluloid on movies like this. it looks HORRIBLE.

    biel just looks, like she’s been on the toilet for over 30 minutes the entire movie. Just…a flat, emotionless face, staring off at the distance (focused on the shower curtain or toilet roll as she sits idly away on the loo)…..wait for it…wait for it….ahhh! nothing….constipated….again.

    she is SUCH a horrible actress! seriously! just think CONSTIPATION next time you see Biel in a movie.

    eat some walnuts/raisins sweety, it works WONDERS for passing the peh peh’s…

  40. TG says:

    Jess’s face looks gorgeous, but it looks like they missed part of her lips when doing her lipstick. Also, I think that dress is fugly. I know some people on here can’t stand Lainey, but I agree with her on this one Jess does not belong in those looks. Leave the fashion forward looks to Diane Kruger, Marion Cotillard, Emma Stone and Kate Blanchett. Jess has a banging body and she could look really classy if she would stop trying so hard to be something she isn’t.

  41. Diva says:

    The movie looks horrible. They show the commercial for this movie ever 5 mins but I wouldn’t watch it for free. The movie is doing a great 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. Movies I haven’t even heard of are doing better on RT than this one. YIKES!

  42. emma says:

    lookin pretty good!

    She looks SO much better without bangs.

  43. Lexi says:

    She is pretty, i dont like the dress tho

  44. Reggie says:

    I like Jessica Biel. She seems like a really nice person. I also like that she is unaware of fashion and just enjoys wearing what SHE likes and what shes comfortable in, rather than dressing to impress. It makes her seem more of a real person.

  45. aston martin says:

    OMG Jessica looks FANTASTIC. Gorgeous! Carries off the couture beautifully, and it showcases her perfect figure. I LOVE HER BLUSH or BRONZER or whatever that is. I wish I knew how to do that. And no bangs trauma, and no old-ladyness anywhere. Bra-freaking-vo.

  46. kimchee says:

    She’s a beautiful woman and it shows more with this look!

  47. Jess says:

    Damn, she looks freaking beautiful. I can’t stand the girl, but I call it like I see it.

  48. RobN says:

    I really can’t get past the buck teeth long enough to worry about the dress, and she’s so boring that I’m not really interested enough to make the effort. All I see is that mouth.

  49. M says:

    Wow, she looks beautiful. I thought I stopped thinking she was pretty a long time ago but maybe it was just the bangs. Love the dress color and makeup.

  50. MyCatLovesTV says:

    Jessica is kinda the girl we love to hate but I caught that silly “I Now Pronounce You Whatever and Larry” and I would kill for that body. And her character was cute. So today I can’t hate on her. It would just be my jealousy getting in the way. Maybe tomorrow I can be bitchy again.

  51. jess says:

    i think we would all be raving about the dress if the belt was a charcoal or a silver…the gold clashes with the material color for sure