Boat Trip


(out of 5)

And the Please Give Back Your Oscar Award goes to: ! Okay, I’ll be fair: Are things more difficult in Hollywood for an African-American actor than they are for a white one, even an Oscar winner? Yes. Should a character actor take advantage of just about every lead offer that comes his or her way? Yes. Should Cuba have chosen starvation over making this movie, no matter what his particular situation in life was at the time he was offered it? Absolutely. Concept comedy has hit one of its many all-time lows as Gooding and best friend  buy tickets for a singles boat cruise and end up getting booked into a gay men’s cruise by a vengeful travel agent (Will Ferrell). Their luck changes when the boat picks up a team of Swedish Tropicana girls who think they’re perfectly safe on a boat full of gay men; what they don’t know is that Sanz has every intention of getting to know them all very well (you’ll be surprised at how many gratuitous booby shots there are on this boat full of gay men). This complicates their problem with a charming, older man (a deliciously game ) who has taken a severe (and completely unbelievable) liking to these boys.  Meanwhile, Gooding finds himself falling in love with the gorgeous dance instructor () who saves him from drowning. The film has its moments–Gooding showing Sanchez how he gives head on a banana is pretty funny–but there’s no denying that this film is a ridiculous piece of tripe that might not be offensive to its gay audience but is offensive to its intelligent viewers.  The fun costumes are by Oscar winner Tim Chappel (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert).

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Motion Picture Corporation of America, International West Pictures, ApolloMedia Distribution, Boat Trip LLC, Erste Productions KG, Gemini Film

USA/Germany, 2002

Directed by 

Screenplay by Mort Nathan,

Cinematography by

Produced by , , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by



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