Ah, the much unneeded sequel genre. Of all films that perhaps deserve a sequel, did anyone think that "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo" needed one? One of the most pointless and wasted sequels to come along in a long time, "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigalo" is the latest lame Rob Schneider film that manages to get some laughs off cheap, crude jokes - but in the end, it's all the same, and I think we're all sick of the same.
This film continues the adventures of Deuce, our homely hero who has a thing for animals. After his wife from the first movie is killed by a shark, he is lonely, depressed and poor. After his friend T.J. (Eddie Griffin) tells him that there is lucrative business in Amsterdam, he heads on over to the world of legal prostitution and marijuana where he is once again forced into the gigolo business. You see, a serial killer has been offing European gigolos one by one, not only opening up the market to more... homely individuals, but the lead suspect is T.J. In a desperate attempt to save his friend from certain prison, Deuce becomes a gigolo to provide comfort and company to even more freakish women in an attempt to find the true killer. Of course, the plot is beside the point as the only reason we're even watching this movie is to see all the weird women he ends up.
The funniest date Deuce goes on is a woman who has a penis for a nose. When she gets excited, the nose rises, and when she sneezes... well, it's not pretty.
The truth is, I laughed at "European Gigolo," but that doesn't mean I like it. It's a stupid movie. The jokes are inane, silly and typically crude. Most of the film is just cheesy. And Rob Schneider just isn't funny anymore.
It just comes back to the fact that this movie is pointless and should never have been made. Sure, you can make a stupid movie that is funny, but that doesn't mean it should be made. You shove enough toilet jokes into a comedy and you're bound to find some that hit the mark. And I even liked the original "Deuce Bigalow," but that doesn't mean I thought it was good enough to warrant a sequel.
"Deuce Bigalow: European Gigalo" has its moments, just like any toilet humor film, but it misses more than hits.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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