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Parents' Guide to

The Ladies Man

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Dumb -- SNL skits don't work as movies.

Movie R 2000 84 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

austin powers-like humor, but more explicit language

The joke is that the ladies' man is so tasteless, and such a womanizer that he is ridiculous. It certainly doesn't glamorize random sex and trashy talk, instead, the protagnist becomes more successful when he finds true love himself and helps others. There was no nudity that I recall, just a lot of bad language to generate the R rating.

Is It Any Good?

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First, the good news: The Ladies Man isn't very long, and it's not as bad as some of the other SNL movies, like Superstar and It's Pat. There are some very funny moments, and Will Ferrell is great as the husband of one of The Ladies Man's ladies and some of the other SNL and Kids in the Hall veterans provide some bright spots. And, it's always great to see Billy Dee Williams.

Now, the bad news. You can't make a five minute SNL sketch into a feature-length movie, even a short one. It will have to have stretches of obvious padding, which this flick has. Most attempts to make a sketch character work in a movie try one of two options. Either he has to stay one-dimensional and get tiring or he has to have more depth and become less funny. We get both here as this movie recycles the same jokes over and over and then asks us to believe that he's really a loveable guy. Meadows the screenwriter should do better by Meadows the performer, who is much more talented than this material.

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