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A Questionable Adaption,
This review is from: I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (DVD)
To truly appreciate the phenom that is Tucker Max...you will have to read the book.
The book is hilarious. Chapter after chapter, young master Max hits and quits girl after girl. He's a genuinely funny narrator, even if you can't really feel any sympathy for him or his plight (even his humiliation at wildly defecating across a hotel lobby). He's a cad. And proud of it.
So now they tried to adapt this master work of hedonism to film.
The first thing I notice: the women are human. They're even smart and capable of taking on Tucker and his jibes and ruses. This was not in the book. He goes through woman after woman and they all appear to be suckers for his scams. So when one of the strippers becomes a quick-witted single mom I was falling in love with...I forgot where this movie came from. The movie forgot where it came from.
But it does make nice points and ties things up rather tidily, something I wondered how they could do with this wild man's life.
(The hotel lobby scene--featuring Traci Lords!--is, for me, the funniest part of the movie and I laughed so hard, I cried. The rest...not so much. Check out the book for the real deal!)