out of 4
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Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Horatio Sanz|
Director: Mort Nathan
RunTime: 93 Minutes
Release Date: March 2003
Genres: Comedy, Gay/Lesbian
Review by Susan Granger
½ star out of 4
Cuba Gooding, Jr., fire your agent! Anyone who signed you onto this
dumb, smutty sex comedy doesn't have your best interests at heart. For a 1996
Oscar-winner for "Jerry Maguire" to descend this low is inexcusable - and how
Roger Moore wound up in this dismal mess will forever remain a mystery.
Directed with mounting hysteria by Mort Nathan from his and William
Bigelow's double-entendre-laden script, the lame story revolves around a guy
(SNL's Horatio Sanz) who tries to cheer up his computer-programmer buddy
(Gooding), who's broken up with his spoiled, demanding girl-friend (Vivica A.
Fox) after she rejects his marriage proposal, by arranging for them to board a
Mediterranean singles cruise. If I remember correctly, Sanz says something like
"saddle up the old baloney pony." But what neither man realizes until it's too
late is that their nasty travel agent (Will Ferrell) has deliberately booked
them on a gay cruise. Homophobic jokes and offensive stereotypes abound - until
the hetero guys find women: a dance instructor (Roselyn Sanchez) and the entire
Swedish sun-tanning team whose helicopter is accidentally - yet conveniently -
shot down with a flare gun. Roger Moore? He's along for the ride, playing James
Bond as an lecherous, aging queen. Gooding, Sanz and Moore chew the scenery,
perhaps overacting as a defense against dementia. I mean, what choice does
Gooding have when he's called on to lip-sync dance routine to "I'm Coming Out,"
clad in a jockstrap, gold chains, white boots, and peacock feathers? On the
Granger Movie Gauge of 1 to 10, "Boat Trip" is a crass, tiresome 2. At 95
minutes, it seems like an eternity. This ship deserves to sink.
Copyright © 2003 Susan Granger
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