Jake's Booty Call (2003)
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The film does feel slightly dated, and I sensed this as I watched it. So it's no surprise coming here and finding out it's from 2003 and not '07 or '08. It's certainly not super dated like it's from 1985 or even 1995, it still feels relatively modern. But you can pick up a real 2000 or '01 feel to this movie. Like it came from the 1998-'03 era, where people still said "booty call" and "da bomb" with the total intent of sounding hip and cool with those phrases. Today old ladies walk around saying "booty call", so it's sorta lost it's cool power as it entered into the mainstream vocabulary. And Jake called one of his friends his "wing man", that's a Top Gun reference from 1986 that older teenagers and 20 somethings would have found hilarious in the early 2000s, but would probably go over the head of the current young party crowd in 2008. Thus is the fickle nature of American pop culture.
Anyways this movie is definitely worth taking a look into.
Walking fraternity-stereotype Jake teams up with timid wing man to score chicks. The wing man turns out to be the heir to the throne of some fictional Mediterranean country and has to get laid before his 21st birthday, or whatever.
The plot must not have been much of a concern for the "creative force" behind this game. That is how they label themselves during the end credits.
The whole film is basically Jake spewing tired platitudes and inane one liners and come ons.
Perhaps this is one for the fraternity boys out there who could not get enough of Stifler from the first three American Pie films. His character was at least somewhat tongue-in cheek, and was balanced out by other, less annoying characters in the cast. There is no such awareness or balance in this "film." To quote Kevin Smith, if you "have an IQ less than your shoe size," or if you are white and regularly use sayings like "fo shizzle" this might be the greatest film of all time, right up there with American Pie: Beta House or Booty Call.
Whatever it is, it's amazingly boring. The script consists of titular Jake coming on to women with lamest possible come-ons, then getting them to bed, then moving to a different location and repeating all that. Animation is crude and repetitive, mostly consisting of talking heads barely moving, not even bothering to try to give impression of life. So you can imagine - an hour of people talking is rarely interesting, specially if they're talking the same thing over and over, double-specially if these people are one jerk away from being still images. As for jokes, they are non-existent. There isn't even an attempt to make an actual joke in this movie - I guess they though Jake's endless blabbering would be funny in itself.
Sex scenes, which I suppose are the main selling point, are too crude to be any sexy, so even if you're renting the film for cartoon porn you'll be disappointed. There's some plot about some prince who has to get laid but can't get around it, but this excuse of a plot didn't interest creators of "Jake" any more than it will interest you, they barely stick around it long enough for us to realize that it's moronic even by sex comedy standards. Worst of all, Jake is an insufferable little bitch of a character, not only is he arrogant and obnoxious, his clown-like approach to women embellished with high-pitched squeaks is very unlikely to score him any action, even if he plays "by averages". You will be instantly annoyed by him, which will probably make you turn the film off long before you get bored.
"Jake's booty call" originated as a crude, soft-core porn flash game and it was very popular. Yet there was no reason to make it a feature film. Jake is not a character we'd want to watch for an hour; with less emphasis on sex and no game-play, "movie" lacks two only things that made games popular; the whole affair looks incredibly cheap and dated, comparable to a sub-par Flash animation that you can dig up anywhere on internet, with style that may have looked cool-ish in early days on Macromedia, but nowadays looks just cheap; and finally, a formula that worked in 5 min format doesn't necessarily work for an hour, as is the case here. Fans of the original game won't like it. In fact, they'll very likely be just as bored as I was. Fans of macho sex comedies will hate it because of it's overall lack of jokes and decent sex scenes. Fans of bad movies will hate it as well, as this is not one of those so-good-it's-bad affairs.
Based on an Internet cartoon series, Jake's Booty Call is about a 20-something skirt chaser named Jake, whom speaks in broken urban slang, looks stoned throughout the film, and has a grin that never seems to go away and borders on looking disturbing. He seems to have an ego that would anger Kevin Federline and uses pick-up lines that are beyond corny, yet he does appear to score with women. His new friend, Siton, is not so lucky. In fact, it turns out that Siton is a prince of a fictional European country who can't seem to lose his virginity. Jake and Siton set out to go skirt chasing in some domestic and foreign locales, while Siton's evil brother, Lickapon, and his thugs follow their every move.
God, this movie is bad. From the plot to the humor, JBC is terrible. The only thing remotely decent about this film is the animation, but that's about it. All through this movie, I wanted to beat Jake within an inch of his life for being such an obnoxious, over-the-top character. All of the film's jokes either fall flat or are on the level of grade school children. I can honestly say I've seen better writing on an average Adult Swim show in contrast.
In short, avoid JBC. It is truly a waste of valuable time and money.
Beware of the Dilznik Trapa. Oh, and don't let children watch this film, it may be a cartoon, but I promise that it is in no means child friendly. Oh, and it is totally out on DVD now, so you shouldn't have a problem finding it.
So ya overall if you liked the games, the perverted humor then there's a good time coming your way with this movie.
Though Jake's Booty Call boasts an R rating, the cartoon nudity is little-to-none, and most of the women are in tight outfits. It's a cartoon so only few people will be aroused by the lame sex had in the film. But from what I understand, Jake's Booty Call is based off the Flash game Booty Call. In the game, the objective is to get Jake to have sex with random women. Never playing the game, or even hearing of it, I went into this blind.
The plot is about Jake (Voiced by Metter), a pimp, who meets a guy name Siton Manaba (Lerner) who is set to become king of his village in a few years. Never experiencing sex before, Jake promises to take him under his wing and get him to end his virgin days before he becomes king.
If you think the plot is captivating, you should see how groundbreaking the animation is. Flash animation may have worked for the game, but to look at it for even a short seventy-seven minutes makes you feel like you're watching an extended cut scene and any second now the film will go to a third person view of Jake and you'll be controlling him.
The story is complete trash. It's pretty amazing they even thought of something that could qualify for the bare minimum of a film. The names are hilarious too "Siton Manaba?" "Lickapon Manaba?" What an idiocy. What a big sign of immaturity.
Jake's Booty Call is short, but feels long. It's not funny and gets to wear on your nerves very quickly. The DVD cover boasts over 30,000,000 downloads, most likely because the game was a mildly amusing piece of a teenager's mind. However, the film is completely idiotic and spends seventy-seven minutes acting important because it got its own film.
Voiced by: Julian Max Metter, Jay Lerner, Marshall Abbott, Jeffrey Baldinger, and Tony D. Directed by: Eric Eisner and Julian Max Metter.