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The stuff of guys dreams
on February 2, 2005
To say that this is a movie that guys will dreaming about for weeks afterwards is an understatement. C'mon, you have Denise Richards & Neve Campbell acting all sexy & stuff, and getting into catfights in a swimming pool of all places. (Guys, sorry to ruin your dreams, but why would we get into a fight in a swimming pool, other than to make our clothes go see-through?) I'm still not sure why exactly I bought this, cos I'm very much female (I was the last time I checked anyway), except it was dead cheap, and it's one of those covers which is instantly recognisable.
It wasn't what I was expecting. The whole story was told very quickly, before going into all sorts of twists & turns and tying itself in knots at the end. Really, in the end, the director went too far in his 'cleverness' by doing so many twists & turns, because I was expecting things that weren't happening.
I was expecting the topless scenes from Denise Richards, although hopefully she's now a mom, and with another bub on the way, then she won't be doing too many of these - I can see her now, just one big stretchmark. OK wishful thinking. I'm not too keen on her for some reason. She appeared in Friends at one point, and did a few really silly scenes, and I just remember her for those. Neve Campbell was good, although unfortunately for all you guys out there, she doesn't go topless, I don't think she ever has in any of her movies, she must have a clause written into her contract. You get to see her back & that's about it.
I could almost forgive Kevin Bacon for Hollow Man (I'm never going to forget that movie) after seeing his shower scene :) Almost! Director John McNaughton says he deleted a scene that would have shown Matt Dillon and Kevin showering together, as it was gratuitous (and all the girls out there who have seen this groan in disbelief). Unbelievingly, in an interview with Maxim magazine Kevin noted that he has a no nudity clause in his contract, and that he was a producer of the movie, so technically he could have sued himself.
In my opinion, Bill Murray was seriously underused in this movie. OK, so he grates a bit after a while, but he added a bit of comic relief to the movie.
I loved the scenes interspersed through the credits, which filled out the story a bit and showed you what really happened. Including one scene where you'll NEVER want to go to the dentist ever again.
This is a good movie, well-worth checking out at least once, and for guys, probably to have in your collection after your girlfriends dump you - cos lets face it, not getting any is a crime in itself.