Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

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Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Directed byMike Bigelow
Screenplay byRob Schneider
David Garrett
Jason Ward
Story byRob Schneider
Produced byJohn Schneider
Adam Sandler
Jack Giarraputo
StarringRob Schneider
Eddie Griffin
Jeroen Krabbé
Til Schweiger
Kostas Sommer
CinematographyMarc Felperlaan
Edited byPeck Prior
Sandy S. Solowitz
Music byJames L. Venable
Happy Madison Productions
Out of the Blue... Entertainment
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
August 12, 2005
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$22 million[1]
Box office$45,109,561[1]

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo is a 2005 American comedy movie. It was directed by Mike Bigelow and was produced by John Schneider, Adam Sandler, and Jack Giarraputo. Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo was released on August 12, 2005. It is the sequel to the 1999 movie Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.

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The movie gained negative reviews from critics and holds a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2] At the Razzie Awards, the movie was nominated for Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, Worst Remake or Sequel and Worst Screen Couple. Schneider won for Worst Actor.[3]

Move critic Roger Ebert gave the movie a "zero star" rating and called it "aggressively bad, as if it wants to cause suffering to the audience" and on his show Ebert and Roeper "completely beneath contempt."[4] He named it as the worst movie of 2005, and he included it in his list of most hated movies.[5] Ebert also told off Schneider because of his obsessive defense of the movie series, referring to an incident where Los Angeles Times movie critic Patrick Goldstein called Schneider a "third-rate comic." Schneider responded by saying that Goldstein was a "third-rate, unfunny pompous reporter" and that he was not qualified to review the movie because he was not a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Ebert, who had won the Pulitzer Prize, decided to criticize Schneider in his own review.[4] He ended his review with the quote "Your movie sucks" which later became the title of a book that was published by Ebert.

Both Ebert and Schneider would later settle their differences, and Schneider sent a bouquet of flowers and his well wishes to Ebert who was recovering from thyroid cancer. Ebert would respond by saying "Rob Schneider might (in my opinion) have made a bad movie. He is not a bad man."[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-02-08.
  2. "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-02-08.
  3. "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo - Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2015-02-08.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Movie Review (2005)". Roger Ebert. Retrieved 2015-02-08.
  5. "Ebert's Most Hated". Roger Ebert. Retrieved 2015-02-08.
  6. "A Bouquet Arrives..." Roger Ebert. Retrieved 2015-02-08.

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