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3.0 out of 5 stars Good For A Laugh Or Two, March 27, 2005
This review is from: Boat Trip (Unrated Edition) (DVD)
Well, a movie that shamelessly plays into every conceivable gay stereotype and cliche has got to be annoying, even offensive, doesn't it? That was my first impression when I started watching BOAT TRIP, but as the film moved along, and meandered through a bad script and over-the-top slapstick physical comedy, I found myself chuckling, then, of all things, actually laughing. It became apparent that BOAT TRIP never, ever, had any intention of taking itself seriously, so why the heck should the viewer?

The plot is lame, but still entertaining: Jerry (Cuba Gooding Jr.), distraught over being dumped by his girlfriend, and his pal, Nick (Horatio Sanz), decide to "score" by booking a cruise. Problem is, it's a gay cruise--much to the shock and horror of the two buds. And of course, every conceivable gay stereotype is then trotted out for the viewer; some of it bombs, some of it (the gay poker players) is downright funny. And then Jerry finds himself falling in love with the only woman (at the time) on the ship, dance instructor Gabriella (played by a wonderfully hot Roselyn Sanchez). Problem is, Gabriella is fed up with hetero men, and longs to seduce a gay man, so Jerry must pretend to be gay (leading to even more absurdity, yet Gooding manages to pull the zaniness off).

Gooding and Sanchez do well with what they have to work with, while Sanz is an annoying John Belushi wannabe. Other cast members include a very creepy Roger Moore, and sensational Playboy playmate Victoria Silverstedt. Will Ferrell even makes a brief, over-the-top appearance. No, BOAT TRIP is probably a movie I won't take the time to watch again, but it has its fluid, laughable moments. Hey, how can a film featuring the Swedish Suntanning Team be a dud?

--D. Mikels
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