A man becomes a male gigolo after being mistaken for one while housesitting a male gigolo's house.
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 5.6/10 (33,654 voted)
Critic's Score: 30/100
Stars: Rob Schneider, William Forsythe, Eddie Griffin
Deuce Bigalow is a less than attractive, down on his luck aquarium cleaner. One day he runs into a male gigolo who asks him to look after his precious fish while he is away on business. However, he wrecks the house and needs quick money to repair it. The only way he can make it is to become a gigolo himself, taking on an unusual mix of female clients. He encounters a couple of problems, though. He falls in love with one of his unusual clients, and a sleazy police officer his hot on his trail.
Writers: Harris Goldberg, Rob Schneider
Detective Chuck Fowler
He charges $10 but he's willing to negotiate.
Release Date: 10 December 1999
Filming Locations: 1329 Carroll Avenue, Central Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $12,224,016
(12 December 1999)
(23 April 2000)
Did You Know?
In the scene where Deuce is walking with the tall women and the phrase "freak" is shouted, the speaker of that line is actually Adam Sandler. Other than being a producer, it's his only "credit" in the film.
When Deuce and Claire are fighting in Antoine's home, Deuce gets thrown into the middle panel of windows & knocks down the blinds. The blinds are alternately missing and back in subsequent shots.
Martini, two olives.
[looks around room]
Any ladies need some entertainment tonight?
[sets the martini down]
And fifty cents.
How much just for a plain cranberry juice?
Oh, three dollars.
Well I'll go for that.
[sets the juice down]
There you go. That's uh, eleven fifty.
Tasteless, but often very funny and sometimes hilarious
Let's see…you're watching a movie starring and co-written by Rob
Schneider. You're obviously not expecting something with depth and
plausibility. But he is a talented comedian, and anyone who is an avid SNL
fan has seen Rob perform some very funny skits. He's not Milton Berle, but
he has that mindlessly funny comic energy that frequently works.
"Deuce Bigalow" is a film almost aimed at ticking off critics. Not all
audiences will find the crude gags funny, but others–preferably those who
can let go of their inhibitions for an hour and a half–will have tons of
laughs. The subplot involving Deuce's father as a bathroom attendant is
pretty cheap. It's an obvious setup for scatological gags. One of them
involving a scene in which Deuce is having a pleasant man-to-man talk with
his Dad while you can hear the groans of someone in one of the stalls
loudly…relieving himself made me roll with laughter. I wouldn't call it a
priceless gag, but you don't always have to aim high with comedy. If it's
funny, it's funny. If you laughed, you laughed.
Just like any Farrelly Brothers movie, there are gags involving physical
handicaps like obesity, narcolepsy and Turrett's Syndrome. However, the
jokes are executed in such a broad manner that no one–even ones with any of
those disorders–shouldn't be offended.
Naturally, some will hate this movie, some will like this movie, some will
love this movie. In my mind, if it's a comedy and I'm laughing–what other
factors should I be looking for?
My score: 7 (out of 10)