Friday, August 19

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo - when it's so bad it's good

1The first one was horrible. So horrible I had to watch it a bunch of times in order to fully appreciate it. So man this one's got to be bad, beyong bad. You've got to check out Roger Ebert's EXCELLENT review. The whole thing is awesome, but I'm going to snips some clips, which is pretty much most of the review, just because it's so awesome. Infamy is GOOD.

Re: :: :: Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

"Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo" makes a living cleaning fish tanks and occasionally prostituting himself. How much he charges I'm not sure, but the price is worth it if it keeps him off the streets and out of another movie. "Deuce Bigalow" is aggressively bad, as if it wants to cause suffering to the audience.

Rob Schneider is back, playing a male prostitute (or, as the movie reminds us dozens of times, a "man whore"). He is not a gay hustler, but specializes in pleasuring women, although the movie's closest thing to a sex scene is when he wears diapers on orders from a giantess. Oh, and he goes to dinner with a woman with a laryngectomy, who sprays wine on him through her neck vent.
The brilliance is in the details.

... Rob Schneider took offense when Patrick Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times listed this year's Best Picture Nominees and wrote that they were "ignored, unloved and turned down flat by most of the same studios that ... bankroll hundreds of sequels, including a follow-up to 'Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,' a film that was sadly overlooked at Oscar time because apparently nobody had the foresight to invent a category for Best Running Penis Joke Delivered by a Third-Rate Comic."

Schneider retaliated by attacking Goldstein in full-page ads in Daily Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. In an open letter to Goldstein, Schneider wrote: "Well, Mr. Goldstein, I decided to do some research to find out what awards you have won. I went online and found that you have won nothing. Absolutely nothing. No journalistic awards of any kind ... Maybe you didn't win a Pulitzer Prize because they haven't invented a category for Best Third-Rate, Unfunny Pompous Reporter Who's Never Been Acknowledged by His Peers."
That is dishing it out... if not on the sceen than in the press. The man holds his own! :)

... As chance would have it, I have won the Pulitzer Prize, and so I am qualified. Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks.
I'm sold! Thanks Ebert! I love it when a plan comes together just how it should. We're talking Crispin Glover, we're talking "Space Balls", we're talking Steve Buscemi, we're talking Tom Green and "Freddy Got Fingered". Sometimes when Hollywood is at it's worst it's at it's best. Just don't give me another Fantastic Four, another Mr. and Mrs. Smith or another Dukes of Hazzard. We're over Hollywood, let's stick a fork in it and call it done!

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They say with some comedies if you see the trailer you've seen the movie, well?

BTW, You'll notice there slogan in the trailer. "Same ho, new low". Got to love it.

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