Movie Stats & Links
||Jerry O'Connell, Shannon
Elizabeth, Jake Busey, Bill Maher
||Don't even think
about bringing them.
||If she has a sick
sense of humor.
||Some but it could
have been better.
||Paul Kurta, Tony
Ludwig, Alan Riche
The Dude on the Left, after we had finished seeing
"Tomcats", said that the movie deserves an Academy Award
for the testicle chasing scene alone. Funny, gross, childish, and
just what you should expect, "Tomcats" is all of that and
worse. Yet I am still too easily amused because I enjoyed the movie.
A Movie Review
The story starts out simple enough Ė A group of dudes, at their
buddie's wedding, decide that being the last person married should
garner them a prize. So, with each of thinking they can hold out,
well, they all donate to a mutual fund that will keep growing until
the last man is standing single. One by one the friends get married
until they are down to the last two, Michael (Jerry OíConnell) and
Kyle (Jake Busey). Michael is probably a little closer to getting
married, all until he messes up the three little words his
girlfriend wants to hear (no, itís not "I love you," letís
just say is has to do with sucking), so he and Kyle are back in the
same boat. Michael, being busted up, decides gambling is the answer,
loses big time at the craps table, and when the mob-style casino
owner, Carlos (Bill Maher) tries to collect the marker, well Michael
doesnít have the money. Threatened with getting his legs broken or
paying the money back, Michael decides the only way he can get
enough cash is to get Kyle married off so he gets the bachelor
Well, Michael has limited time to get Kyle married off so he
hires Natalie (Shannon Elizabeth), one of Kyleís old conquests who
is all too ready to get revenge, to get Kyle to marry her and she
and Michael will split the pot. Yes, low and behold, Michael begins
to fall for Natalie, Natalie falls for Michael but thinks if she
works the Kyle angle then Michael will get jealous and tell her he
loves her, and well, who really cares because in the end everyone
lives happily after.
Yes, the story is kinda weak, kinda generic, but this movie is
about gross-out humor and it has a lot of it. There is, as was
mentioned before, the testicle chasing scene (Kyle gets testicular
cancer, the doctors wonít give him his testicle back, so Michael
goes to retrieve it); there is a disturbing scene where Michael
needs to get laid, works a librarian, but you knows those librarians
Ė theyíre a wild bunch, especially when they like bondage and
bring in their grandma; and, well, I think you get the point.
I know, this movie should get 1 star, and most other reviewers
are giving it 1 star, but Iím too easily amused and, well, I knew
this wasnít going to be a movie masterpiece and expected all of
the gross humor that was given to me. So, Iím giving
"Tomcats" 3 stars out of 5. It had a good chance for 4
stars but you know, as gross as the humor was and as sexual as the
movie got, what it really lacked was quality nudity. Iíll leave
the 3 stars.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!