Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr, Horatio Sanz, Rosalyn Sanchez, Vivica
A. Fox and Lyn Shaye.
Directed by: Mort Nathan
Trip is treasure chest of side-splitting funnies! Cuba Gooding
Jr and Horatio Sanz take to the highs seas and deliver waves of
laughter! Ahoy maties thar's laughter in them thar frames
I will stop with the cheesy puns but Boat Trip is at times genuinely
The story is very seen-that- been-there and that's the film's
only real flaw. The plain old Comedy 101 DNA that runs through
it. But you know sometimes humor is best served slapstick and
wacky - and this is oozing with burst out funny scenes. And of
course it helps that talented Cuba is paired with a comic pro
like Sanchez and that the cast is dolloped with Second City Alumni,
Victoria Secret models and a few out-of-character sorts...
goes Jerry (Cuba Gooding Jr) has been dumped by, "The devil
in a D cup (Vivica A Fox)." After about six months of moping
around with his heart sautéed in garlic butter and coarse
sea salt, his buddy Nick (Horatio Sanz) has had enough.
has discovered the Mecca of single women is situated on the Lido
deck of any swanky cruise ship. So he convinces Jerry to go along
for a week of rest and frolicking among the bikinis. So far so
booking the cruise there's a small mishap in the form of a vicious
travel agent (Will Farrell). As a cruel revenge the agent books
the two heterosexual gal seeking missiles on a specialty all gay
they do not realize they have booked passage on a boyz barge of
plum smuggling bikini wear....until it's too late and they can
is not taking the gay cruise news too well and in a drunken stupor
falls - bashing his head enroute- into the pool. He is rescued
by the ship's dance instructor a very straight Gabriela (Rosalyn
Sanchez). Jerry is instantly smitten.
it is an all male revue aboard the ship, Gabriela who's a tad
bitter in the man department, assumes Jerry's just another gay
passenger and the masquerade begins. The movie delves into all
the stereotypes expected - just short of insulting - and very
very funny. And it is always amazing what we women share with
our gay boyfriends. Hehe, ladies can be blunter than men ... Cuba
and Rosalyn explore this area with hilarious results.
Trip is really just an old-fashioned love story that through a
series of out-there mishaps Jerry and Nick learn about love, acceptance
and plain old letting loose and enjoying themselves.
Gooding Jr. is a delectable slice of grade A manmeat and here
with the multiple short shorts and bikini brief shots it's just
a visually pleasing manfest extravaganza. Yummy! Cuba gets to
show his comedic timing and he and Horatio are a pretty good team.
Sanchez is just beautiful. She has a good career ahead of her;
she's likeable, gorgeous and talented. A perfect chickbabe Combo.
A Fox shows up as Jerry ex-gal pal causing all the drama. Her
part is small but excellent.
a special note on Lyn Shaye who plays a borderline psychotic coach
of the Swedish sun tanning team (don't even ask
). Her scenes
almost caused uncontrollable hysteria and loss of motor function
they were so funny. Bravo!
are a few oddly cut moments, and that formula script, but the
all out knee slapping guffaws were just too grand to whine about
silly things like that. The film is not offensive to any groups
and it's all done in great fun. Heck your homophobic friends may
just lighten up after this one. Enjoy!
Aside: Parents beware this is a rated R film- I warn you there
are certain teachings involving a banana and a Latin lovely that
kids may just catch on to.
Recommendation: A banana