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National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (Unrated Edition)
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- Nikki Ziering's Gold-Digging tips for men and women
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- Nikki Ziering: Backstage at the Gold Diggers photo shoot
Top Customer Reviews
Calvin (Friedle) and Leonard (Owen) grew up together in an orphanage and are now trying to make their mark on the world as young adults. They certainly don't want to have to work for a living, so they take up a life of petty crime. They are pitiful failures at this and wind up in jail. Then, two old ladies they accosted on the street bail them out and invite them for a visit in their impressive home. The guys (by which I mean Calvin, as he's the only one really capable of actual human thought) think their hosts are rich, and so it is that they devise a plan to marry them, wait for their imminent deaths, and then live large on their inheritances. Doris (Louise Lasser) and Betty Mundt (Renee Taylor) may be heirs to the Mundt prophylactics fortune, but they are in fact cash poor (thanks to their insane uncle, who is in charge of the Mundt estate). They make their own plans to marry the two young men, purchase sizable insurance policies on them, and then kill them. The double wedding takes place, the marriages are consummated (do I hear a Yuck!?), and about a month passes. Calvin finds that married life with buxom, not-dead-yet Doris is driving him insane, so he and Leonard begin setting "accidental" traps for their wives; naturally, the women are finalizing their own murder plans at the same time. Mr. and Mrs.Read more ›
The premise is of a couple of young idiots looking for an easy life without work. Hey...it's worked for years. They fail at just about everything including purse snatching and armed robbery. Finally they hit upon a scheme to marry a couple of rich spinsters and wait to collect the inheritance. There is a problem, though, in that the spinsters are hard up for cash as well and conceive of a plot to marry the dumb kids who tried to mug them, insure them heavily and then kill them for the payout. It had so much potential for comedy and it falls flat.
There are a few moments of brief humor but they are far too few and far between. Most of my time was spent agonizing "surely, it will get better". It didn't.
I almost gave this one a single star. What kept me from doing so is that there are a few movies out there that are even worse. Unfortunately, I have seen some of them.
Buy this one if you MUST complete your National Lampoon Collection or if you want something to distract you from the pain of a root canal. Otherwise, don't bother. Even renting is a stretch.
Buyer beware !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I Love National Lampoon, but this was not a hit.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the movie. It's ashame people didn't think very highly of it. Will Friedle and Chris Owen are great in it. They work well together. Read morePublished 15 months ago by alyse
This was a meager attempt to add onto the National Lampoon's tradition. The movie itself was somewhat entertaining, but it really did little to nothing when it came to capturing... Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by Joe C. McPherson
DVD was hilarious.
DVD arrived in a very timely fashion.
DVD arrived in excellent condition.
i tot this would be a good or atleast decent movie and would have a few hotties lyk the one in the front of the dvd but she wasnt even shown that much & the story line and plot... Read morePublished on September 9, 2007 by B. S. Jose
Obviously I knew going in that this movie wasn't going to offer anything more than light low-brow entertainment, but it falls below average for it's niche. Read morePublished on March 18, 2006 by pancake_repairman
Okay this was funny, but this was so not fgor kids under 15. I have to say it was funny, but really not for children. Read morePublished on June 15, 2005