TOMCATS

Wallowing in Raunchiness

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Release Date: March 30, 2001

Starring: Jerry O’Connell, Shannon
Elizabeth, Jake Busey, Horatio
Sanz, Jaime Pressly, Bernie
Casey, & David Ogden Stiers

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Audience: Teenagers & Young Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 92 minutes

Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony

Director: Gregory Poirier

Executive Producer: Todd Garner

Producer: Alan Riche, Tony Ludwig & Paul
Kurta

Writer: Gregory Poirier

Address Comments To:

Amy Pascal, President
Columbia Pictures
John Calley, Chairman/CEO
Sony Pictures Entertainment
10202 West Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232-3195
Phone: (310) 244-4000
Fax: (310) 244-2626
Web Page: www.spe.sony.com/

Content:

(PaPaPa, HoHo, FR, LLL, V, SS, NN, AA, DD, MMM) Strong pagan worldview with practically no redeeming qualities plus some homosexual references & references to Islam & Buddhism during Vegas wedding ceremony; 59 obscenities, 21 mostly mild profanities, verbal sexual references, & gross-out scenes; slapstick violence, some of which includes accidental physical abuse of a woman, such as running over her with a golf cart; much implied fornication, masturbation, sado-masochism, sex scenes between women, & many crude sexual references; some sexual nudity, woman shown breast feeding, women in skimpy outfits, & silhouettes of male private parts sticking out in men’s pants; alcohol use & drunkenness; smoking & woman slips a Viagra substitute into men’s drinks before a wedding ceremony; and, adultery, stealing, breaking & entering, spying, attempted fraud, lying, & gross visual jokes about testicular cancer.

Summary:

TOMCATS is about a young bachelor who tries to win a $500,000 betting pool among his friends by being the last man to get married. TOMCATS is a raunchy extravaganza of raging hormones, stupidity and some gross-out comedy.

Review:

TOMCATS is one of the worst movies ever made. It’s a raunchy extravaganza of raging hormones, stupidity and some gross-out comedy.

Jerry O’Connell stars as a young bachelor named Michael who has a big gambling debt with Las Vegas mobsters. To pay off the debt, Michael decides he must get his playboy friend Kyle, played by Jake Busey, married off so that he, Michael, can collect $500,000 in a bachelor betting pool going to the last one who’s left single. Michael and Kyle are the only bachelors left. When Kyle reveals that a woman named Natalie, played by Shannon Elizabeth, is the only woman who’s moved him, Michael thinks he has found a way to get the money.

The story, characters and acting in this raunch-fest are very bad. The filmmakers make little effort to gain sympathy for any of the characters, something which is not necessarily true about other recent “comedies” of this ilk. TOMCATS careens from crudity to crudity with little semblance of building a comic narrative with an emotional climax of any kind. The movie even manages to make bad, gross jokes about a disease like testicular cancer.

In Brief:

Jerry O’Connell stars in TOMCATS as a young bachelor named Michael who has a big gambling debt with a Law Vegas mobster. To pay off the debt, Michael decides he must get his playboy friend Kyle married off so that he, Michael, can collect $500,000 in a bachelor betting pool going to the last one who’s left single. Michael and Kyle are the only bachelors left in the pool. When Kyle reveals that a woman named Natalie, played by Shannon Elizabeth, is the only woman who’s moved him, Michael thinks he has found a way to get the money.

TOMCATS is one of the worst movies ever made. It’s a raunchy, unfunny extravaganza of raging hormones, stupidity and gross-out jokes. The story, characters and acting in this raunch-fest are very bad. The filmmakers make little effort to gain sympathy for any of the characters, something which is not necessarily true about other recent “comedies” of this ilk. TOMCATS careens from crudity to crudity with little semblance of building a comic narrative with an emotional climax of any kind. The movie even manages to make bad, gross jokes about a disease like testicular cancer