Starring Rob Schneider, Oded Fehr, Eddie Griffin, Arija Bareikis, William Forsythe
Written By: Harris Goldberg, Rob Schneider
Directed By: Mike Mitchell
Studio: Disney/ Buena Vista
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Did this movie really need a special edition DVD? Maybe not but some people actually like this movie…Ok, I have a confession. Two actually. I saw this movie in the theaters AND I actually liked it! I know, I’m ashamed. This movie was some-what funny and then Rob Schneider started to whore himself with bad movies after another. I’m not saying this movie is an Oscar worthy film but it’s probably the best film Schneider starred in so far.
Deuce Bigalow is about a loser fish caretaker & cleaner who meets a male gigolo named Anton. He has to end up cleaning his fish take, and then they find out that his expensive fish is ill. He has Deuce stay in his house and look after the fish while the gigolo is on a business trip for a few weeks. Deuce is told not to answer the phone, or drive his car or do anything to his apartment. Of course he doesn’t follow those rules and starts messing around with his house. He royally screws up because Deuce ruins his custom made fish tank and needs to raise money to pay for it. Or he’ll end up dead since Anton is a collective of ancient weaponry. So he has no choice to man whore but it’s not the clients Anton usually gets. It’s a bunch of weird people with one legs, sleeping disorders, Tourettes, or obesity. Deuce doesn’t end up sleeping with anybody but becomes a friend to them but he still gets paid for spending time with them. While all this is happening, he has a strange policeman on his tail who keeps whipping out his dick to him for some reason. Besides trying to save himself from death, Deuce has fallen for a girl he meet while man-whoring. So yeah you get the jest of this story.
Like I said above, I saw this movie in theaters and thought it was funny. It’s one of those stupid sex comedies that everybody loves, including myself. I think it’s funny that Rob Schneider would make a movie about man-whoring. Because, come on, the guy isn’t that hot! Even though he always has a Playmate around his arms. I don’t know how he does it, I guess it’s another example of woman picking humor over looks. Anyway, the movie has a lot of funny jokes, even it’s toilet humor. Which that literally is the case in some of the jokes but I still find toilet & poo poo jokes funny. Call me immature I guess. What makes this funny is all the “clients” Deuce has to encounter like Amy Poehler’s classic Tourettes girl, or the big dude dressed up as a lady who has food in his nightgowns. The tall “chick” was always funny to me because people on the streets were calling out names to her. It’s weird but the cop showing off his dick is funny but does get played out after the second or third time. It’s just so random and out there. Believe it or not, Schneider created a funny character but I think he had to ruin a good thing with his sequel… And all the other crap he came out with after this movie.
I guess the original DVD didn’t have that much stuff on this DVD so this is why this is being re-released. Though I think it would have made more sense to release this when the sequel was released on DVD in November. The extras includes your typical bonus features like some behind the scenes stuff, video diaries from the director that show the cast & crew on the sets and some deleted scenes that deserved to be cut and that’s pretty much it. If you never saw Deuce Bigalow before, and if for some strange reason you like Rob Schneider comedies; than you’ll want to check out Deuce Bigalow. It’s Schneider’s best movie so far and it’s got a lot of funny (but stupid) things in it.
“Making The Deuce” Featurette
Director’s Video Diary
Fly On The Set
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Favorite Scenes: All the scenes with Amy Poehler, the fight scenes were comical and when he talks with his father in the bathroom.
Running Time: 88 minutes