David Garrett, Rob Schneider, Jason Ward Recommended thumbsdown A trip to the perplexing region that George Bush calls "Yurp" has become a rite of passage for a certain kind of Hollywood comedian, a chance to cross swords with "Yurpeans" - a race of people with funny accents, funny culinary habits and funny ideas about US foreign policy. Chevy Chase wreaked havoc all over Yurp in 's National Lampoon's European Vacation and the formula has not evolved much.
Frenchmen are still identified by their berets and striped shirts; German men by their blond buzz cuts and lack of humour. All Yurpeans eat too much garlic, wash too little, kiss each other on the cheeks and have loud sex in public places. Deuce Bigalow is the latest funnyman to make the trip across the Atlantic. Deuce, who made his debut in 's Deuce Bigalow: He wants to console his female clients and "rilly get to know them" instead of performing unfeasibly athletic sex acts such as the Portuguese Breakfast and the Turkish Snow Cone.
The first film managed to offend tall women, gay people, black people and amputees, but Schneider has raised the stakes in Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, a strong contender for the year's most unnecessary sequel. After travelling to Amsterdam - replete with windmills and stoned pensioners - he is reunited with his pimp T. Someone is murdering Europe's top gigolos and Deuce's quest to find the killer brings him into contact - messy, emetic contact - with a string of women with awful deformities.
One likes to cover herself in her own faeces. Another has had a laryngectomy and squirts red wine through the hole in her throat. Neither can match the stomach-churning sight of the woman with a penis for a nose who has a sneezing fit in a crowded restaurant. Along the way, there are plenty of jokes about the physical endowment of Asian men. A dwarf gets tossed out of a window and all the male characters are terrified of being seen as gay.
Alex Dimitriades, who made sexual confusion seem compelling in the feature Head On, plays a gigolo called Enzo Giarraputo who tells his mother: But the Farrelly brothers can wrap their messy, politically incorrect gags around great characters and a real story. European Gigolo has neither. Its greatest asset is its brevity: