Deuce Bigalow: male gigolo (1999)

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For the past few days, I’ve been feeling a change in the air. The days are still warm, but lately the wind has started to show up more often and there’s something different about it. It’s almost as if it would say “soon I’ll bring Lady Autumn and with her I’ll bring cooler days followed by long and cool nights”. This chilly wind has got me thinking more and more about the holiday, the fresh mountain air and the morning dew in the green grass.

The wind also got me thinking about this past summer and how these few months have gone by. First of all, they went by slower than I expected. Second of all, I had a lot more things to do than I anticipated. I passed an exam with flying colors, I got to relax after a few months filled with stress, I got the chance to try new things, I grew up a little and I started to get used to my new daily routine.

Lately I had little time to unwind, but I managed to watch a film (the one in the title) with Rob Schneider. I can’t remember in which film I saw him for the first time, but I will always remember him as lt. Marty Pascal in “Down Periscope”, where he was perfect.

In “Deuce Bigalow: male gigolo” he plays the character, Deuce Bigalow, a man who loves the marine world, but ends up unemployed and in need of a large sum of money in a short period of time. That’s how he becomes a male gigolo.

Each of the few women who become his clients has a defect that makes her be rejected and mocked by others. For each woman, Deuce finds a way to make her feel good and have a few hours of happiness. And no, it’s not about sex. Surprisingly, the film barely has one sex scene.

I liked the fact that the filmmakers decided to get laughter out of the foolishness of the characters and not out of the women’s defects or sex scenes. Thus, they created a good comedy that sends a very important message: people with flaws are human beings, are aware of their imperfections and, most of the times, they only need to feel normal and appreciated.

There were a couple of fight scene in which they used a bit of technology to make it all look like a scene from the ninja comics. Unfotunately, the scenes are not very funny and tend to be long, so they become a bit annoying and useless.

To sum up, I thought it was a rather good film, that doesn’t take itself too seriously, it’s funny and it’s worth watching during an evening spent with friends.

  • Directed by: Mike Mitchell
  • Written by: Harris Goldberg, Rob Schneider
  • Cast: Rob Schneider, William Forsythe, Eddie Griffin, Arija Bareikis, Oded Fehr, Gail O’Grady, Richard Riehle, Big Boy, Amy Poehler, Jacqueline Obradors, Torsten Voges, Deborah Lemen

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