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Boat Trip

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s down cycle of flaccid comedies after more serious fare like Men of Honor and Instinct continues with the extremely low-minded Boat Trip.

With Mort Nathan directing and writing, his experience with the Farrelly Brothers Kingpin churns out something crude in a febrile homophobic escapade.

Jerry (Gooding) is a computer programmer with things looking up proposes to Vivica A. Fox (Juwanna Mann) on a hot-air balloon ride, but, his motion sickness turns things sour and she also happens to be in love with someone else.

Roger Moore of 007 fame is fashioned out as an ogling old queen named Lloyd on the unfortunate straight fellow.  Their hapless situation appears to get in better shape as Jerry meets a dance instructor, the Latina Roselyn Sanchez of Rush Hour 2.  And, though Nick's craziness, a helicopter crash wets up contact with a voluptuous Swedish suntanning group.

As Boat Trip runs on with no iceberg in sight for those stuck watching it, Gooding Jr. finds himself in a rat race as the supposed Bosom Buddies jaunt with excess degradation.  Perhaps the only possibility to fund humor is the way songs like "I'm Coming Out," "Stand By Your Man," and "Maneater" surface in this silly fairy tale which sinks before departure.

 
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Boat Trip
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