‘Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo’ is darn funny

[rating=3]Starring: Rob Schneider, William Forsythe, Eddie Griffin, Arija Bareikis, Oded Fehr
Director(s): Mike Mitchell
Writer(s): Harris Goldberg, Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider in 'Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo'
Rob Schneider in ‘Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo’

Since 1999, I think I’ve heard Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo used more often as way to criticize a film than compliment it. The title alone was ridiculed, so much so that the fact that they made a sequel so many years later (it came out in 2005), I was shocked. So, you can understand that I was a little reluctant to actually sit down and watch this flick, but I was in the need for a good laugh and took a chance.

I thought Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo was darn funny.

Perhaps it’s my weakness for Rob Schneider, who I think is a good comedic actor and suffers mostly because he’s stuck in Adam Sandler’s shadow. He’s clearly been helped by Sandler, I’m not knocking that, but the dude’s gotta break away. Either way, I think he’s a funny guy, and Male Gigolo showcases his charms. He’s the average Joe, easily relatable and sympathetic. That likeability makes you feel for the guy as he goes through each humiliating experience.

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