Boat Trip (film)
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|Directed by||Mort Nathan|
|Produced by||Sabine Müller
|Written by||Mort Nathan
|Starring||Cuba Gooding Jr.
Vivica A. Fox
|Music by||Robert Folk|
|Edited by||John Axness|
|Distributed by||Artisan Entertainment
Motion Picture Corporation of America
|Release date(s)||October 4, 2002 (UK)
March 21, 2003
|Running time||94 minutes|
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 (Will Ferrell) 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 (Roselyn Sanchez) 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 (Victoria Silvstedt). After an accidental affair with her mean, sex-obsessed coach Sonya (Lin Shaye), 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 overview, first billed only:
- Cuba Gooding Jr. – Jerry Robinson
- Horatio Sanz – Nick Ragoni
- Roselyn Sanchez – Gabriella
- Vivica A. Fox – Felicia
- Maurice Godin – Hector
- Roger Moore – Lloyd Faversham
- Lin Shaye – Coach Sonya
- Victoria Silvstedt – Inga
- Ken Hudson Campbell – Tom (as Ken Campbell)
- Zen Gesner – Ron
- William Bumiller – Steven
- Noah York – Perry
- Richard Roundtree – Felicia's Dad
- Bob Gunton – Boat Captain
- Jennifer Gareis – Sheri
- Will Ferrell – Travel Agent (uncredited cameo)
- Artie Lange
This film was panned by the critics on its initial release and performed poorly in theaters. It currently holds a score of 7% on Rotten Tomatoes, and a score of 18 on Metacritic, indicating overwhelming dislike by critics. Chris Rock made jokes about Gooding during the 2005 Oscars telecast for starring in this movie after receiving an Oscar. Many viewed the film as homophobic although a reviewer for The Advocate wrote that the film was too terrible to protest about. 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 also said "If the ship hit an iceberg, I would have been rooting for the iceberg." Overall, it was nominated for two Razzie Awards for Gooding as Worst Actor and for Mort Nathan as Worst Director, but lost to Gigli.
Box office performance
- "Boat Trip Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes". uk.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2010-03-06.
- "Boat Trip, The reviews at Metacritic.com". metacritic.com. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
- "Boat Trip". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2009-02-19.