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Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
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11.29.2005 By: Quigles
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo order
Director:
Mike Bigelow

Actors:
Rob Schneider
Eddie Griffin
Jeroen Krabbe

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Deuce is back in business... the man-whoring business. This sequel to the critically acclaimed DEUCE BIGALOW: MALE GIGOLO (joke!) follows the $10 dollar-charging male prostitute as he travels to Amsterdam to meet up with his buddy T.J. Problem is, there's a man-whore killer on the loose, and it's up to daring duo to stop him. Oh, my heart, the excitement's killing me.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Chances are if you're smart enough to spell the movie's title, you aren't going to appreciate a lot of what this sequel has to offer. These are bottom of the barrel laughs, reaching out for an audience so dumb that they find seeing a woman with a penis for a nose funny (and yes, that's actually in the movie). Because of this, it's with deep regret that I tell you I actually laughed numerous times during the film's runtime. Then again, if you take into account the ratio of 1000 failed jokes every five minutes to the 1 funny joke every ten minutes, the results aren't that spectacular. It also doesn't help the Europe scene was already handled hilariously in EUROTRIP, a movie that mocked its cultural settings through exaggerated humor and silliness, rather than ignorance and crudeness. That said, the first DEUCE BIGALOW wasn't exactly tame, but it was, however, somewhat funny. Besides, I only partially hated myself for liking the latter film. As for DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO, I didn't even like the film, but I still hated myself for laughing even once.

What's most amusing about this so-called comedy is how aggressively unintelligent its humor is. I just sat there in awe as each frame filled with some obnoxious joke that wasn't even remotely accurate in what it was poking fun at. It felt like a bunch of uncultured middle-schoolers sat down in a room writing down every stereotype and deformation they could think of, without actually ever finding out the truth about the issues. And who wrote this shit-pile of a screenplay? None other than Rob Schneider himself (as well as the guys who wrote CORKY ROMANO... *shudder*). If you have any respect for poor ol' Rob (which is unlikely), go ahead and throw it out the window. He's unfunny, stupid, and annoying. Now Eddie Griffin, on the other hand, comes through in spades, delivering every stale joke with enough gusto to make you think it's actually funny. If (God forbid) they make another sequel, lets hope it consists of Griffin bitch-slapping Schneider for being such a lame human being (I would say "actor" or "comedian", but that's being a little too kind).
THE EXTRAS
There are quite a number of extras, some of which are pretty good, and others... not so good. Fans will probably get a kick out of this stuff.

The Making of "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo" (52:27): This fairly lengthy 2-part featurette contains plenty of on-set production footage spanning across a large portion of the shoot. Fans (if they're out there) should get a kick out of it.

The Casting Lounge (4:19): If you're like me and enjoy seeing girl's boobies, then you should enjoy this. A short featurette showing the casting of "that one girl with the wet T-shirt." The character had about five seconds of screen time. Hmmm...I wonder why they chose to showcase the casting of such a small role. Toughie, ain't it?

TJ's Float Crib (5:09): A not-so-interesting tour of the flooded boat from the film.

So You Want to be a Man-Whore (2:57): Four unfunny joke commercials advertising stuff like the "Cock Cleanser 3000" and other services. All of them are poorly made and written.

Comedy Central's Reel Comedy Special (21:11): An unnecessary making-of featurette made simply to promote the film on Comedy Central. Skip it.

A Burger and a Bentley (2:25): This extra includes a TV commercial for the film, as well as how it was made. The brief trailer parodies the Carl's Jr. ad with Paris Hilton, except instead of Paris, Ron's the one rubbing up against the car. What a riot...

Man-ho 101 (3:51): A dumb discussion of what some of sexual terms referenced in the film actually mean.

Deleted Scenes (4:56): There are two of them, neither of which are funny. To be honest, I'm surprised there weren't tons more.

There are also 13 Previews.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Even if you liked DEUCE BIGALOW: MALE GIGOLO, it's unlikely that you'll find many laughs here. I can literally count the parts I found funny on my fingers (there are "8" of them). And during the times when you're not laughing, you'll probably be cringing at the dump plot and gross gags. Here's where the 75-minute run time comes in handy. I guess Schneider realized people would want to leave early. I know I sure did.
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