Sunday, October 02, 2005

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. I want my 2 hours back!

While in Liffey Valley today (buying the poker chips) I went to the cinema with some friends. We decided to go see Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. It was an awful, awful mistake. We should have stayed in the lobby and watched the trailers on the tv screens, it would have been less of a waste of €9.30 (yeah, the price has gone up again) and 2 hours of our lives.

The original movie was never going to win an Oscar, or make it to my DVD collection, but it had some funny moments. Its no Theres Something about Mary, but it is worth a watch when it is on tv. The sequel though has nothing going for it. Its a straight to video type of movie, that no one should ever have to watch.

The plot is basically ugly short nerdy middle aged American guy becomes a gigolo and ends up on dates with an assortment of women who are comedic freaks and rejects but whom he helps get their lives together while trying to save his fish/friend (change depending on which movie you watch).

The jokes were all funnier in the original movie. Rob Schneider and Eddie Griffin both look like they would rather be anywhere else than on the set of this movie. The side characters have gone from being comical to being absurd.

The only interesting thing in it is the fact that they joke about Europeans hating Americans for invading Iraq with Americans having bricks thrown at them from off screen and shouts about weapons of mass destruction and invading countries for oil. I couldn't help but think that the director was actually aiming the criticism more at Bush than Europeans. (Though I may have been clutching at straws in an attempt to salvage something from this movie).

Save your money, skip this movie.

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