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FUNNY BUT LOW BROW HUMOR
on March 22, 2004
Boat Trip is a comedy that notches up the raunch factor in the best tradition of Porky's and American Pie. The film stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and SNL's Horatio Sanz as two unlucky in love buddies who decide to take a singles cruise. Gooding Jr. playing Jerry has just had his marriage proposal to his girlfriend played by Vivica A. Fox turned down cold and really needs this trip.
They run afoul of a vengeful travel agent play by Wil Ferrell who instead, books the pair on a gay cruise, which they find out MUCH to their shock after the ship has left the docks.
This of course sets up many of the obvious jokes as they are hit upon by other travelers on the ship, including Louis, a rich English gentleman played by former James Bond, Roger Moore.
However they eventually do find some rather opportunistic female companionship. Gooding, in a drunken state falls into the pool and is rescued by a gorgeous dance instructor played by Roselyn Sanchez. Sanz gets even more...the entire Swedish bikini team which just happens to be floating around on a raft and rescued by their cruise ship. Sanz takes an immediate liking to the blonde bombshell played by Victoria Silverstedt.
The movie is low-brow humor at its most low and there a number of rather raunchy scenes including many scenes of simulated sex, most notably Sanchez demonstrating oral sex on a banana, and Sanz having a go at the Binkini teams very strict coach. Add to that some brief nudity and LOTS of swearing and the movie definitely earns it's "R" rating.
Still, while it's no classic there are several laugh out loud moments. Moore is funny as a career military man now gay English gentleman. Gooding and Sanz seem to be a bit of an odd pairing and it's the old thin neat guy and fat slob guy pairing with them. The women of course are very gorgeous in the movie even though you'd think there's no way someone like Silverstedt would ever GO for a guy like Sanz.
Fairly funny movie and at least worth a rent.