Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo ★★ 1999 (R)
Schneider tries to enter the low-brow leading man territory now occupied by Adam Sandler (who exec produced) as Deuce Bigelow, a hapless tropical fish caretaker turned hapless gigolo. When Deuce is asked to nurse a stereotypically ethnic gigolo's fish to health, he proceeds to practically destroy his house and subsequently take over his “business” to pay for the repairs. With the help of pimp T.J. (Griffin), Deuce finds a clientele and the secret that the women want compassion, not sex. The gags (mostly of the tasteless, toilet humor variety) are very hit and miss, but they should play well to the intended audience of adolescent boys. 86m/C VHS, DVD . Rob Schneider, William Forsythe, Eddie Griffin, Oded Fehr, Gail O'Grady, Richard Riehle, Jacqueline Obradors; D: Mike Mitchell; W: Rob Schneider, Harris Goldberg; C: Peter Lyons Collister; M: Teddy Castellucci.