Runtime: 1 Hour
and 28 Minutes
The most shocking thing about this movie is how I liked it. I was
prepared to hate it. I borrowed it from a friend just because I wanted
another movie that I could rip to shreds. As much as I hate to watch
a crappy movie, I must admit to taking a certain degree of pleasure
from reviewing one and illustrating how horrible it is.
This was my sole intention in watching Deuce. I've got nothing in
particular against Rob Schneider. His "Copy Boy" routines
on "Saturday Night Live" almost always made me giggle. I
may be ashamed to admit to that, but it is a fact. But more often
than not, well, he's kinda annoying.
Here, however, he works. He is the last man on Earth that anyone would
pay to have sex with. In fact, I don't know who would have sex with
him for free. Therefore, the plot makes me laugh just for that fact.
Just look at the little weenie! Steve Buscemi has more sexual charisma
than this guy.
And the women that he is made to do the naughty limmerick dance with,
well, they are all hilariously flawed in some way. One woman is enormously
obese. One woman has a pituitary problem and is grotesquely tall.
Another has Tourette's Syndrome and curses like Samuel L. Jackson
in any public place. And Deuce finds a surprisingly clever way to
make each of these women happy and feel better about themselves without
giving them the hot beef injection. They are the sort of women that
could only do as well as going to bed with Rob Schneider. I probably
should be ashamed for laughing at them, but I did.
More surprising than any of this, the movie has a charm to it. You
start rooting for the absurd little putz. You believe it when he falls
in love, although you wonder how such a seemingly sweet young woman
could fall for Deuce. She is a sweetheart. And I was surprised to
find myself wanting these two kids to stay together and iron out their
differences, even when there were a couple of off color jokes made
at her expense. Unlike much of "Scary
Movie" however, the off color jokes are hilarious. So are
the spoofs of "The Matrix".
There is a lot of very funny stuff in this movie. There are some not-so-funny
moments too, as expected, but less of them than I thought and more
of the drop-dead funny ones. It also has a lot more wit than I imagined
In the end, you will likely find yourself laughing pretty hard, caring
about the characters, and actually wanting to find out how it all
turns out. That's more than you can say for a lot of comedies these
Oh, and keep an eye out for the cop who keeps badgering Deuce. That
guy is just hilarious.