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The Hot Chick (2002)

  Directed by: Tom Brady
Written by: Tom Brady, Rob Schneider
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Rob Schneider
Links: The Hot Chick on the IMDb, Official site, Buy the Soundtrack, Buy on Video, Buy on DVD
Genre: Comedy

This movie gets: 3.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

The Hot Chick (2002) is also mentioned in mino's review of Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002).

"Somehow manages to disappoint" - a review by mino

About all you can ask for in a movie is that it lives up to the promises that it makes. If a movie sets out to deliver a certain experience, well, it should do so. Anything more is a bonus; anything less can only disappoint.

The Hot Chick, being a Rob Schneider movie, does not promise much. Next to nothing, in fact. This just serves to make it even more disappointing that it cannot live up to even its meagre promises.

Where does it fail? Let's see. It promises the trademark Schneider toilet humour: check. It provides at least 5,000% of the RDI of tit, bum, and dick jokes. Not as many as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), sure, but more than enough. No problem there.

It promises an almost-boundless number of scenes whose sole comedic value is Schneider pulling a stupid face: check. No shortage of those. It promises an even greater number of scenes whose sole comedic value is the sight of Rob Schneider wearing a baby-doll tee and bikini briefs: check. This can only be funny so many times, of course*, but we see it more than that anyway, just to be safe.

It promises a recycling of all of the same, tired jokes that have been used in every ‘body-swap comedy’ throughout the ages, from Big (1988) to 18 Again! (1988) to Freaky Friday (1976): check. Yep, they're all there, from the ol' ‘double-take in mirror shot’ to the ‘ill-fitting clothes schtick’. No disappointment to be found on that front!

It promises to fall into the same clichés as every other ‘teen movie’, without actually managing to be clever or funny or original (like Election (1999), say, or Bring It On (2000)): yep. We've even got the token fat girl and the loner goth who turn out to have Hearts The Size Of Phar Lap's™. Perfect.

It promises an execrable cameo from Adam Sandler: check. He's there, as goofy and unfunny as ever. Can't complain on that front!

So far, no disappointment to be had. A crap movie, sure, but no disappointment. So where's the problem?

Look. There is no more fundamental promise that a movie can make than that contained in its title. If you see a Rob Schneider movie called The Hot Chick, you can at least console yourself with the fact that there will be a hot chick in it.

In this film, I see no such chick.

Consider me disappointed.

* zero.

mino gives this movie 3 out of 10.
Review created on Tue 28 Jan 2003

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Reader comments

  1. the hot chick is funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from sarah clacke on Sun 17 Oct 2004 18:58 #

  2. plzz can i download ur movie it is amazing

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from nour on Thu 16 Jun 2005 06:34 #

  3. this is a well gd film its ded funny!!!!!!!!!!

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from becky boulton on Fri 27 Jan 2006 06:27 #

Those who have commented give this movie: 10.00 (3 ratings)

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