Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo


Directed by: Mike Mitchell
Written by:Harris Goldberg, Rob Schneider
Starring: Rob Schneider, William Forsythe, Eddie Griffin, Arija Bareikis
Released: January 6, 2000
Grade: C-

Just when you think they’ve scraped the bottom of the barrel in Hollywood, they somehow find another layer.  Saturday Night Live has been a long running staple of the American TV industry.  Long criticised for lacking in quality, it has spawned many film careers including those of Dan Akroyd, Chris Farley and Phil Hartman.  Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo will not do anything for the career of its star, Rob Schneider.

Schneider stars as Deuce, a fish tanker cleaner who meets a gigolo, Antonie whilst on the job.  Antoine’s prized “fishy” is ill and must be closely watched for a 48-hour period.  Unfortunately, he has to go to Switzerland for work and leaves the hapless Deuce in charge of his attractive mansion.

Whilst making the most of the facilities, he accidentally destroys his $6,000 fish tank and so how is going to raise the money in the three weeks before the gigolo returns?  Just have one guess - by becoming a gigolo.

The cast is flat, dead and dull.  William Forsythe is a talented actor who must have been hallucinating when he read this script.  He plays a detective trying to bring down Antoine’s business and who is obsessed with whipping out his penis in public. Funny stuff!

This film is beyond toilet humour and isn’t even remotely amusing.  If you’ve seen the trailer, you’ve seen it all with this one so don’t waste your time.  Nothing more than a couple of “supposed” jokes tortured to death, this is without question one of the worst films of the year.  Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo is sure to leave you speechless.