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Overall Rating
2.78

Awesome: 16.46%
Worth A Look: 20.25%
Average: 15.19%
Pretty Bad: 21.52%
Total Crap26.58%

7 reviews, 37 user ratings


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Ladies Man, The
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by JustinR

"You really gotta work to like this movie."
3 stars

This week, the movie theatre I work at received The Contender, Lost Souls, and the Ladies Man. I went to see this movie with two good friends, and we were in a good mood when we saw it. Maybe that's why I'm actually recommending this film.

Let me clear some stuff out of the way first. This is not a great movie; in fact, it's not even a good movie. Some would say it's the year's best bad movie. Some jokes are funny, most fall flat. In fact, some people actually left the theatre halfway through because they hated it so much. But I gotta be honest. It's funny. Not in the way great comedies are funny. But you laugh. And you laugh harder depending on your situation. Don't expect this film to cheer you up if you are depressed. See it with a bunch of buddies, and crack jokes the whole way through. Be in a good mood, and be ready to laugh and I guarantee your 8 bucks won't seem so wasted.
Tim Meadows, who has spent a long ass time on SNL (he's been there since the wonderful class of 1990-featuring Sandler, Rock, Farley, and Spade among others). He's a very good comedic actor. His role as OJ is one of the funniest ever on the show. But it's his LADIES MAN skit that everyone loves. It's a very funny skit, as was A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY. The SUPERSTAR skit sucks, so I'm assuming the movie did to, I have yet to see it. But like ROXBURY, a funny five minutes skit does not translate well to a 85 minute movie. In fact I had my keys in hand the last 10 minutes because the film really started to get old.
Meadows is the Ladies Man, a guy who gives the most sexist love advice ever on the radio. He's fired of course, and then gets a job for a Christian radio station. Karyn Parsons is the producer, like the black chick from Howard Stern who is loyal the whole way thru regardless of what a pig the star is.
In terms of laughs, about 10 percent of the jokes in the Ladies' Man are actually funny. That's not too many. You have to work to find them funny. For example, a song and dance number involving a bunch of big guys is not very funny. But the way my friend added commentary was hilarious, and later I considered it the best scene in the movie. It's kinda weird. You really have to be in the mood to laugh. This film is not like Meet the Parents, which was downright funny. You need to load on the comments. In fact, this is the first film where I actually recommend talking through the whole movie.

The new SNL cast isn't that talented not compared to past casts. But considering how critically smashed this film and last year's bomb SUPERSTAR were, I think you will see the last of SNL films. If they do make another one, though, please for the love of GOD keep Will Ferrell out of it. That guy is as funny as a fungus on my balls. Or as the Ladies Man would say: "Yeeah, he sucks"

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User Comments

6/12/08 PAUL SHORTT A PUTRID MESS, SIMULTANOUSLY VULGAR AND BORING 1 stars
8/15/06 Ashley Hinz Should have stayed a skit. 4 stars
4/21/05 TJ It's alright. You have to know and like the character from SNL. 3 stars
2/24/05 Rock-Steady hey sweet thang, can I buy you a fish sandwich? 5 stars
12/20/04 Kim Soooo funny!!! Classic 5 stars
12/07/04 Jason Kaul The only funny scene is when he is interviewing the nun about the missionary position. 2 stars
9/06/04 Leon Phelps My movie was great. The critic is jealous of the wang. 5 stars
7/20/04 Jack Daniels tiny little pecker?!?! you aint talkin bout the ladies man! 5 stars
6/04/04 Omer Wow that movie was funny. For all the Lady's men out there! 5 stars
1/02/04 MH Leon is the best 5 stars
8/23/03 Robert Ricketts KIKZ ASS BEST MOVIE EVER 5 stars
4/10/03 Jack Bourbon I character ate human turds in this movie. 2 stars
3/09/03 Jack Sommersby 10 mijnutes of viable material unwisely expanded to feature length. 1 stars
10/11/02 SiliconHero This is the best that you could give to Tim Meadows? "F" you, Lorne! 1 stars
7/17/02 Joe Black Funny and entertaining 4 stars
6/12/02 Helen Souter it wasn't really funny but I laughed myself sick & I don't usually do that very often 5 stars
5/14/02 zafron sucked all ass 1 stars
5/01/02 jonathan berry "...put it in the butt!" 5 stars
10/22/01 Allison IT WAS AMAZING 5 stars
10/19/01 Andrew Carden So-So Comedy Has Laughs That Range From Hilarious to Hideous. 3 stars
10/19/01 Mr. Hat (formerly Joe Zappa) The "missionary position" bit is pretty funny, but most of it's kinda shabby. 3 stars
9/02/01 Butterbean Tim Meadows can't carry a film at all. This could have been a great flick. 1 stars
7/30/01 Bob jones Tired of SNL avg characters getting their own movies. What's next, the cheerleaders? 2 stars
7/23/01 D.R. Doggy Style? Up da butt? The jokes were very not funny 1 stars
6/26/01 Fish Eye Not great, but one of the better SNL movies of late. Surprisingly funny. 3 stars
6/07/01 Paul Couture I thought that it was really funny. Tim Meadows definitely made the part. 5 stars
1/30/01 Marcin Calus I Love You u are remarkable 3 stars
1/07/01 snlalex Yeah, well thats disgustin' 5 stars
11/05/00 QUENTIN CONGRESS IT DRAGS A LITTLE BUT IT BEATS SNL SPIN-OFFS LIKE "PAT" AND "STUART" 4 stars
10/20/00 Stuntman stupid movie, worse than Superstar 1 stars
10/19/00 Scralomander Only good parts: Will Ferrell pointing the gun at the end + Tiffani Thiessen's boobies 2 stars
10/19/00 liquid I'm tired of all this shit, this movie SUCKS! read a book instead. 1 stars
10/18/00 namseidal TIM MEADOWS IS SO FUNNY SUPPORT HIS FIRST ATTEMPT AT A MOVIE AFTER MANY MANY YEARS AT SNL 5 stars
10/17/00 furtively WE laughed quite a bit, take friends and drink first tho... 3 stars
10/17/00 Ground Zero pratically unfunny and lame 2 stars
10/15/00 bob buttons if you like the skit on snl, you'll love the movie. get ferrel out of there 4 stars
10/15/00 frankko one star for the one time i laughed during the 85 minute movie. 1 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  13-Oct-2000 (R)

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Australia
  31-Mar-2001




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