Boat Trip (film)

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Boat Trip
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Film poster
Directed by Mort Nathan
Produced by Sabine Müller
Frank Hübner
Brad Krevoy
Gerhard Schmidt
Andrew Sugerman
Written by Mort Nathan
William Bigelow
Starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Horatio Sanz
Roselyn Sanchez
Vivica A. Fox
Maurice Godin
Music by Robert Folk
Cinematography Shawn Maurer
Edited by John Axness
Distributed by Artisan Entertainment
Nordisk Film
Motion Picture Corporation of America
Release dates
  • October 4, 2002 (2002-10-04) (United Kingdom)
  • March 21, 2003 (2003-03-21) (United States)
Running time 94 minutes
Country United States
Germany
Language English
Budget $20 million[1]
Box office $15,020,293[1]

Boat Trip is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Mort Nathan in his directorial debut, and starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Horatio Sanz, Vivica A. Fox, Roselyn Sanchez, and Roger Moore.

Plot[edit]

Jerry and Nick are two best buddies whose love lives have hit rock bottom. After Nick runs into a friend who is getting married to a beautiful, younger girl he met on a singles cruise, he decides to take a similar cruise with Jerry. Things do not go as planned though, after a vengeful travel agent books them on a cruise for gay men.

During their trip, they come to learn that gay men are less objectionable than they first assumed and Nick especially sheds his homophobia. However, Jerry falls in love with the cruise's dance instructor Gabriella and in order to win her over, he pretends to be gay so he can get closer to her. Meanwhile, Nick blossoms a romance with a bikini model named Inga. After an accidental affair with her mean, sex-obsessed coach Sonya, Nick must fend off Sonya who has fallen in love with him as well.

In the end, Jerry wins Gabriella while Nick loses out on Inga but sees a potential relationship with her sister instead. However, he is then unwittingly (and unwillingly) reunited with Sonya; much to his dismay and her arousal.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Boat Trip was released in the UK on October 4, 2002,[2] and in the US and Canada on March 21, 2003, where the film opened at #10 and grossed $3,815,075 in 1715 theatres. In total, it had a worldwide gross of $15,020,293.[1] It was released on DVD in the US on September 30, 2003.[3]

Reception[edit]

This film was panned by the critics on its initial release and performed poorly in theaters.[4] Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 7% of 88 surveyed critics gave it a positive review; the average rating was 2.6/10. The site's consensus reads: "Boat Trip is a lame, juvenile farce that's heavy on stereotypes and desperate antics but short on brains and laughs."[5] Metacritic rated it 18/100 based on 28 reviews.[6] indicating overwhelming dislike by critics. Chris Rock made jokes about Gooding during the 2005 Oscars telecast for starring in this movie after receiving an Academy Award.[7] Many viewed the film as homophobic although a reviewer for The Advocate wrote that the film was too terrible to protest.[8] On the show Ebert and Roeper, Roger Ebert said the film "was so bad in so many different ways, not only does it offend gays, it offends everyone else." His co-host Richard Roeper said, "If the ship hit an iceberg, I would have been rooting for the iceberg."[episode needed] Overall, it was nominated for two Razzie Awards for Gooding as Worst Actor and for Mort Nathan as Worst Director, but lost to Gigli.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Boat Trip". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  2. ^ "Boat Trip". Total Film. 2002-10-04. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 
  3. ^ Nutt, Shannon (2003-09-25). "Boat Trip". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 
  4. ^ DiOrio, Carl (2003-03-23). "'House' hold word at the B.O.". Variety. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 
  5. ^ "Boat Trip Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 
  6. ^ "Boat Trip, The reviews at Metacritic.com". metacritic.com. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  7. ^ Hanashiro, Robert (2005-02-28). "Host Chris Rock comes out firing". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 
  8. ^ "And the Gay Razzie Goes To...". The Advocate. 2011-02-25. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 
  9. ^ Wilson, John (2007). The Official Razzie Movie Guide: Enjoying the Best of Hollywoods Worst. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 978-0-446-51008-0. 

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