Before Cosmic rays bombarded her for the “Fantastic Four,” Alba played the romantic interest of a young stoner saddled with a very evil hand. Alba starred alongside Devon Sawa, Seth Green, and Vivica A. Fox in the 1999 black comedy “Idle Hands.” The movie centers on slacker teenager Anton Tobias (Sawa), whose hand is Possessed by a demon and goes on to Murder many people, despite Anton’s efforts to stop it. Alba played Anton’s neighbor Molly, who likes him, but doesn’t know anything about the demon-Possessed hand.
Conceptually, “Idle Hands” feels like a house nestled on the same street between marijuana-centered comedy like “Up In Smoke” and the cartoonish take on fire and Brimstone lore found in the goofy Adam Sandler’s comedy “Little Nicky.” However, its off-kilter Blend of Comedy and Gore didn’t exactly wow people when it first debuted. Against a budget of $ 25 million, “Idle Hands” only made approximately $ 4 million at the box office (via Box Office Mojo). On Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently has an audience score of 58%, with its Critics’ score sitting at just 15%.
Still, “Idle Hands” is at least a neat peek into pre-Y2K pop culture, as it features some cameos of artists we would have seen on MTV’s “TRL.” The movie even has Appearances from former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge and The Offspring.