The Farrelly Brothers may have competition in Gregory Poirer, the writer and director of Tomcats, a silly and tasteless film about guys trying to stay single. It is also funny as hell.
A lot of people may disregard this film as yet another gross-out film, and it is. There really isn't anything new in this film, except for that it might be aimed at slightly older audiences. But a lot of people, especially the professional critics, will try to discredit this film because it doesn't have taste, it doesn't have wit, and there is nothing new. But if I go to a movie expecting to laugh, and I laugh my ass off, then it is going to get good approval from me.
Tomcats is hilarious. From beginning to end the movie has high jinks that had the audience rolling in there seats. Some of the things I can think off the top of my head are boner-fied best men, a testicle chase scene, and a mistress getting run over by a golf cart.
The movie is about a group of bachelors who declare that they will never get married, and whoever is the last one to marry wins the money in a bank account, which, seven years later, has reached $500,000. When one of the men becomes $51,000 in debt, he attempts to hook his playboy friend up with one of his old flames, hoping they will get married. In the process, he realizes that he is in love with the woman.
There is some emotion, but not much, and I didn't really care. There were only guys in the audience watching this film, and none of us wanted to be teary-eyed, or think of women getting teary-eyed. We wanted to see three things: raunchy humor, sex, and nudity.
Tomcats has plenty of raunchy humor; that has already been established. It has a lot of sex, although not as much as I expected. As for nudity, the only glimpse we see is for about a half second in the bloopers during the credits, which are actually pretty funny. Considering this movie is R-rated and aimed at a hugely male audience, I would have thought more nudity would have been involved, especially since Shannon Elizabeth already shed everything in American Pie.
Is Tomcats as clever as American Pie? No, not at all. However, if you just want to sit back and laugh, go see Tomcats. Just don't bring your wives or girlfriends with you.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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