Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
"Having root canal work done without anaesthetic is better than Deuce Bigalow" - Mark Kermode, BBC Radio 5live
Rob Schneider - "one of the least funny human beings on the planet" - comes to Europe and does his having-sex-with-multiple-partners-in-order-to-find-a-serial-killer schtick. Mark felt "unclean" watching something it: "it's vulgar, it's stupid, it's obnoxious, it's dumb - but hey, not in a good way," concluding, "it's horrible."
Mark read out The Sun's review of Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo - "if you are easily offended you shouldn't go and see it, but if you are someone who is amused by a woman with a man's genitals for a nose sneezing into soup, you may well get a chuckle out of it" - on the grounds that that was the best anyone could say about the film, and it was written by someone (Johnny Vaughan) who was in it.
The film was produced by Adam Sandler (who also cameos), and therefore Punch-Drunk Love received a mention in the review. Following so closely after The Longest Yard, this film marked the moment that the milk of delight in Sandler's previously hidden talents began to curdle into the sour curds of disappointment. (By the time things like That's My Boy and Jack And Jill came around, it had solidified into the hard cheese of exasperation).