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Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)

Much of what took place in this film was similar to the first, including tone, mood and theme. Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo continues to follow the protagonist, Deuce Bigalow (Rob Schneider), a gigolo, on his journey to Europe after the loss of his wife. We are introduced to new, more outlandish, women and situations than before as a means to, as it seems, compete with the first film. Director Mike Bigelow takes this sequel to the 1999 film in the wrong direction. While I was pleasantly surprised with the first film, I thought that this film lacked the humor that made the first as enjoyable as it was. Trying to make the film more eccentric than the first failed and managed to take something away from the first as well. Not much about the first film was incredibly believable, however, this film was so far fetched that it became unenjoyable to watch. Eddie Griffin (T.J. Hicks) and Rob Schneider seemed to lack chemistry to even the smallest degree, making the film, in its entirety (due to a huge spike in screentime for Griffin), nearly cringeworthy. Following a film that I genuinely enjoyed with a film that lacked delivery in almost every way truly rubbed me the wrong way. I was genuinely disappointed and can’t say that I’ll make time to view the film again in the near future.



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