Farrell still has a long way to go to catch his own contemporary,
Pauly Shore. Already a show biz legend though barely in his 30's,
Shore has seven films in the 4's and three in the 3's!!! In fact, if
you exclude animated films and cameo appearances, Shore has never made
a film better than the 4's! In other words, every film he's made any
major contribution to has sucked. To add further perspective, Shemp
Howard has 30 rated films at IMDB, and his worst movie is rated higher
than Pauly's best. So Pauly has never done anything as good as the
worst thing Shemp ever did. Now THAT'S talent.
Just in passing, the
anti-Shore is John Cazale, the guy who played Fredo in the Godfather.
He died young, and never made anything but great movies. He only acted
in five movies, and every single one of them is in the Top 250 at
IMDb!! His worst movie is Dog Day Afternoon, which is terrific.
The Ladies Man worked out as you might have expected. Like all Ladies
Man sketches, it has four minutes of funny material. That leaves you
eighty minutes to work on more important things, like your tax return
or a hypothetical reconstruction of the Tasmanian Tiger.
||There are some amusing
things to note in passing:
- Julianne Moore is
in this. She makes love to The Ladies Man while she is in full
clown make-up. I hope this doesn't mean she read the script and
- Billy Dee Williams
narrates the film, while on camera right in front of the
characters he's talking about. The Ladies Dude is always telling
him to shut up.
- A mob of angry
loser husbands is marching on The Ladies Man, and they suddenly
break into song and perform a street dance ala West Side Story
General consensus: one and a half stars. Ebert
1/4, Berardinelli 2/4, Maltin 2/4.
summary. 16% positive overall, 9% from the
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 4.8,
- With their
dollars ... A disappointment, but not a big money
loser. This film was released on 2000 screens. It
grossed $13 million domestically, on a production budget
of $11 million.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a D. Not funny.