Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

Movie review by
Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Stupid, pointless movie. Save your time and money.
  • R
  • 2005
  • 83 minutes

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 17+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Prostitutes, pimps, murderers -- all in the name of raucous comedy.

Violence

Physical comedy, including jokes about murders by a serial killer.

Sex

The movie is one long series of genitalia jokes, visual and verbal; plot points include prostitution, nudity, toilet humor.

Language

Frequent, obnoxious slang.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking, smoking, drug use (hashish and marijuana are legal in Amsterdam).

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 11 year old Written byjsharpe October 17, 2009
THIS MOVIE HAS EARNED IT R-RATING BECASUE THE WHOLE MOVIE IS SEX,GAYS AND WHORES.THECOVER OF THE MOVIE SHOWS THE GUYS PEINS AS THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA. NOT AP... Continue reading
Adult Written byPittsburghmichaels October 19, 2017

Funny Film has laughs for High School Seinors and Up

Well I have not seen the first film in this series although it is similar to this film. Happy Madison Production has never disappointed me and this film speaks... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old April 4, 2010

Deuce Bigalow:European Gigalo

Rated R For Pervasive Strong Crude And Sexual Humor,Language,Nudity And Drug Content
Teen, 14 years old Written byAge appropriate guid August 22, 2015

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the movie sets up Deuce as a relatively moderate center, while much more outrageous characters swirl around him. But a better question is: Why would anyone waste their time on this movie in the first place?

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