A vacationing woman meets her ideal man, leading to a swift marriage. Back at home, however, their idyllic life is upset when they discover their neighbors could be assassins who have been contracted to kill the couple..
When a young man agrees to housesit for his boss, he thinks it'll be the perfect opportunity to get close to the woman he desperately has a crush on - his boss's daughter. But he doesn't plan on the long line of other houseguests that try to keep him from his mission. And he also has to deal with the daughter's older brother, who's on the run from local drug dealers.Written by
The 16 March 2001 draft of the screenplay lists David Zucker and Peter Tilden as writers. Tilden is not credited in the final film and Zucker only receives a directing credit. See more »
When Tom is taking Mr. Taylor home he tries to roll the window up and the handle breaks off before he can roll it up. In all subsequent scenes the window is completely up. See more »
[to Audrey, his secretary]
Are you retarded?
[She stares at him]
It's not a rhetorical question. Are you retarded?
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After the credits end a voiceover says "I told 'em they'd see the ass, sooner or later" See more »
The R-Rated version runs over four minutes longer than the original PG-13 theatrical version and has a number of extended scenes including a longer scene on the subway train where Tom has more difficulty introducing himself to Lisa and accidently falls onto a woman's chest, and then a blind woman's seeing eye dog begins sniffing his groin. Also extended is the first scene of Tom and Red where Red brags more about the number of women he's had sex with including Kristie Alley's maid and others, and he asks Tom about his sex life and Tom brings up a former girlfriend of his whom found him unsatisfying. See more »
I don't know anything about the 'backstory' of this film. I don't know if it was plagued with production issues, recasting, re-shoots, censorship/cuts to get a PG-13 rating, etc -- and I don't have the energy to Google it to find out.
All I knew about this movie was it came out when I was in high school, and I remember a friend of mine taking a girl to see it on a date. They both hated it so much they left halfway through. For some reason, that fact has remained with me for 10+ years.
Now, nearly 15 years after its release, I watched the film on Netflix.
Was it good? No. Was it terrible? No. Did I laugh? A little.
The main issue was the film's "jumpy" storytelling. I would imagine that this project was originally an R-rated idea, but late in the game they pushed for PG-13, resulting in this jumpy-vibe. It really hurt the film.
At no point did I care for Ashton Kutcher & Tara Reid's relationship, nor was their interactions funny or engaging. However, the film did feature an owl jacked-up on coke which was fairly funny.
This movie is the definition of the word "passable." Worth a laugh or two, but that's about it. Expected more from Zucker.
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