In the early 2000s, Mandy Moore was everywhere. Between her music ruling the pop charts, her tear-jerker role in A Walk To Remember (2002), and her star turn in the cult hit, Saved! (2004), it seemed like she was here to stay. But then, Moore disappeared, and she’s been playing it low key ever since. Her career had so much potential, so what happened? Hollywood just isn’t casting Moore anymore. We can explain.
Her movies were never really that good
Although she was a consistent presence on the big screen for a handful of years, Moore’s filmography isn’t exactly something one would brag about. Take one of her most well-known flicks, A Walk to Remember, which was pretty savaged by critics, even though it performed well at the box office. Or how about Chasing Liberty, which got even worse reviews and bombed with audiences? Heck, even the Disney animated Tangled underwhelmed, earning $200 million off an insanely expensive $260 million budget, according to Box Office Mojo. The combined effect is enough to give any studio head pause.