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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Boat Trip

This film is a huge guilty pleasure comedy film. It is stupid, vulgar and corny, but sometimes exactly those kinds of comedies can fill a comedy niche with certain viewers. That said, it does not mind I am a propellent of this kind of cinema. The film was filled with stereotypical gay characters and mannerisms that after a while it started to hurt me to watch the film. Most of the humor is combination corny and vulgar, with some of it venturing into the gross-out variety. But, I did smirk more than once, and at least found myself chuckling, more in 'I can't believe this' fashion.

Jerry and Nick are two best buddies whose love lives have hit rock bottom. Jerry was dumped by his girlfriend Felicia on the day he proposed to her on a hot air balloon. He has been sad for last 6 months. To escape their troubles and find women, they book a trip on board a cruise-liner. And while this is going on, Nick picks up a fight with the janet with the result that they get booked for a gay cruise, something that the men don't realize until it is too late. Now since there is no way out, they try their best to fit in an dyeing very careful. Jerry meets Gabriella who is a dance coach on the cruise and is tired of straight men having their way with women and breaking their heart. Listening to this, Jerry pretends to be gay to win her heart. In the meantime, Felicia changes her mind and joins the cruise to apologize to Jerry. But she is surprised to see him on gay cruise and questions Jerry. While explaining things to Felicia, he admits to pretending being gay which Gabriella overhears. After much confusion, ultimately Jerry runs out of the marriage when he is about to get married to Felicia because his friend Nick makes him realize that his true love is Gabriella and he needs tog o get her.

The story itself is awful and even worse, unbelievably predictable. There isn't a joke you don't see coming miles before it happens and it's always one you really wish won't happen, because it is such a bad one. But every joke here hits its bad mark and leaves you with nothing more to do than to stare at the screen in disbelief. The acting is over the top but that is something you expect from this kind of film. The film , I think, is never meant to be taken seriously but I do have a problem when film makers take the audience for granted and question their intellect. The whole "gay" issue is handled as bad as possible. Every cliché you can imagine about a gay man is implanted here and beaten so long until it's last drop of life vanishes.

It is a dumb escapist movie with over the top acting. But it still can be idea of fun for some people. (4.5/10)

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