THE LADIES MAN Add To My Top 10

Offensive Journey to a Moral End

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Release Date: October 13, 2000

Starring: Tim Meadows, Billy Dee Williams, Karyn Parsons, Kevin McDonald, & Tiffani-Amber Thiessen

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers & adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 87 minutes

Address Comments To:

Sherry Lansing
Motion Pictures Group
Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038-3197
(323) 956-5000

Content:

(PaPaPa, RoRo, Ho, B, LL, VV, SSS, NN, AA, D, MM) Strong pagan worldview of character who sleeps with many women in an eclectic lifestyle with some romantic elements & one moral element of man telling others to realize the emotional needs of their wives; 11 obscenities, 3 mild profanities of “my God,” slang sexual terminology, & many lewd sexual comments; much slapstick violence including man thrown out of buildings several times but uninjured, horrified woman has implied attack, man punched twice by women, woman throws glass at man, man attempts to hang self, man sustains several injuries, man falls through door, talk about cutting man’s private parts off, man eats many obscure foods (some of which is later revealed as feces), men wrestle, man punches man several times, & man threatens man with gun; depicted adultery, implied adultery & fornication, kissing, brief footage of a porn video, man has remote shaped like anatomically correct woman, implied man shows private parts to others, masturbation connotations, man sticks hand in his pants, homosexual character makes comparisons to wrestling, & many lewd sexual elements & references; full upper & rear female nudity, full upper & rear male nudity & women in skimpy outfits; alcohol use & drunkenness; smoking; and, lying & theft.

Summary:

In THE LADIES MAN, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE tries to stretch its skits to fit the big screen again, this time focusing on the oversexed male host of a radio show. Containing depicted sex, nudity, foul language, and many other questionable elements that go beyond TV’s boundaries, this movie takes an offensive journey to make a moral point.

Review:

Tim Meadows brings his character, Leon Phelps, from TV’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE to a full-length motion picture in THE LADIES MAN.

Leon (Meadows) is the host of a call-in radio show intended to help people with their personal relationships. His “help” is quite lewd, however, and the show pushes the boundaries far enough to get him and his producer, Julie (Karyn Parsons), fired. Lester (Billy Dee Williams), owner of a bar in Chicago, recalls how Julie and Leon first met when Julie, left at the altar, came into the bar to drown her sorrows. Leon walks up to her and says some things to make her laugh. Before long, she offers him a job at the radio station where she works and later ends up in her current predicament.

Leon must find a new job and thinks he has found the answer when he reads a letter from one of his past rendezvous. The woman offers to take care of him financially if he will take care of her romantically. The problem is, he doesn’t know the woman’s name because she only signed the letter, “Your Sweet Thing” – his name for all of the women he sees. He tries to find her by using his big “black book” which contains the phone numbers of all of the women with whom he has had encounters, but to no avail. It is only when he gives up hope that he seems to see true love in Julie, only to be distracted by an angry mob of husbands whose wives have cheated with Leon, whereupon he actually finds “Sweet Thing.” Leon eventually realizes, however, that being “the ladies man” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Despite a few laughs and a somewhat moral ending, THE LADIES MAN contains nudity, sexual connotations and many other questionable elements. Furthermore, the main character fornicates with dozens of women, many of whom are married.

In Brief:

In THE LADIES MAN, Leon Phelps hosts a call-in radio show intended to help people with their personal relationships. His “help” is quite lewd, however, and the show pushes the boundaries far enough to get him and his producer, Julie, fired. Leon must find a new job and thinks he has found the answer when he reads a letter from one of his past affairs. The woman offers to take of him financially if he will take care of her romantically. The problem is, finding the woman’s real name is nearly impossible because she only signed the letter, “Your Sweet Thing,” his name for all the women he sees. Leon begins to give up looking and appreciate Julie’s qualities. Soon he is distracted by an angry mob of husbands whose wives have cheated with Leon, and he finally finds “Sweet Thing.” Leon eventually realizes that being “the ladies man” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Despite a few laughs and a somewhat moral ending, THE LADIES MAN contains nudity, sexual connotations and many other questionable elements. Furthermore, the main character fornicates with dozens of women, many of whom are married