A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the movie is relentlessly bawdy and obnoxious. Language, allusions, and imagery are consistently sexual and aggressively offensive. While some viewers will find this content comedic, others will be bored; by the same token, some younger viewers will be baffled by the "creative" slang for sexual activity ("Portuguese breakfast") and others will be entertained by the physical humor (farts, falling through windows, toilet humor, genitalia jokes). Repeated references to sex acts, penises and vaginas, homosexuality, bestiality, tricking, and pimping. Characters smoke, drink, and do drugs. They also have sex.
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What's the story?
In DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO, Deuce (Rob Schneider) leaves California for Amsterdam, where his pimp T.J. (Eddie Griffin) is accused of killing gigolos and, worse, of being gay. To prove his friend's innocence, Deuce starts dating all women last seen with the gigolos, including Chernobyl baby Svetlana (Miranda Raison) and Eva (former Top of the Pops presenter Hanna Verboom), who happens to be the niece of the self-righteous serial killer case investigator Detective Gaspar Jeroen Krabbé.
Is it any good?
Do yourself a favor and avoid this offensive movie, unless you're a rabid Rob Schneider fan.
But if you do watch it, amid the onslaught, you might find yourself wondering why. The Los Angeles Times's Patrick Goldstein posed the same question; his declaration that Schneider represents all that's wrong in U.S. movies prompted a full-page ad in industry trades, energizing still more controversy (Roger Ebert joined in) and garnered still more publicity.
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- In theaters: August 12, 2005
- On DVD or streaming: November 29, 2005
- Cast: Eddie Griffin, Oded Fehr, Rob Schneider
- Director: Mike Bigelow
- Studio: Columbia Tristar
- Genre: Comedy
- Run time: 83 minutes
- MPAA rating: R
- MPAA explanation: pervasive strong crude and sexual humor, language, nudity and drug content
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