Boat Trip

A Film Review By Jason L. King

Rating:Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some drug material.
Starring:Cuba Gooding Jr., Horatio Sanz
Directed By:Mort Nathan

Final Grade:

Some movies just shouldn’t be made. It’s a plain and simple idea that you think would be passed on to the people of Hollywood. Yet they still make movies such as Boat Trip.

Brought to you by the same idiot who green lit Fear Dot Com, this wonderful pile of cinematic trash is a movie that only the director’s mother could love. Our story is the story of Jerry and Nick, two best friends who’s love lives are a total mess. The two friends decide to plan an escape trip to find new women and forget their troubles. But when Nick offends his travel agent’s secret gay lover, the agent plays a trick on them and books them on a gay cruise with out them knowing it.

I can’t think of one positive thing to say about this film. It was about as stupid as stupid can get, and by the end of the movie I wanted to walk back up the box office and ask for my “free movie pass back.” I found nothing redeeming in this film, except for the one thing that it got right, that being that it ENDED.

My only question is what happened to Cuba Gooding Jr.? The guy was an Oscar Winner and now he is making films such as this? I know everyone has a bad spell, but this and Snow Dogs, makes me wonder if Gooding has lost his mind. It’s a shame to see an actor go to waste with films such as these, and I can only hope that Cuba Gooding Jr. can be a great actor once again.

As for his co-star Horatio Sanz, he’s not funny; at least not in this film. His camera time is a complete waste of film, and he and Cuba Gooding Jr. lack Chemistry and well everything that a quality film needs.

This film completely Missed “The Boat” and I hope to god I never take a “Boat Trip” like this again. Few times do I actually want, my time, my money and my that portion of my life back after watching a film. This however is one of those cases.