Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Amanda Peet, Brian Van Holt, Jonathan Abrahams, Zorie Barber, Judah Domke
Director: Peter M. Cohen
Brad, Zeke, and Jonathan, three would-be ladies men, discover that all three have been dating the same woman, Mia. Genre: Feature Film-Comedy Rating: R Release Date: 1-MAR-2005 Media Type: DVD
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Can someone please put this movie out of its misery?
S. Lawrenz | Milwaukee, WI | 01/13/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
Brad, Zeke and Jonathan along with their adulterous married friend Eric sleep around brazenly until they meet the cute and sexy Mia (Amanda Pete). As each of the men seeks her affections (her carnal ones), they suddenly become aware that she has been dating all of them at once. It becomes a battle to decide which guy will get her in the end, and a question of whether their friendships can survive the inevitable climactic decision she makes.About the Movie:
It amazes me sometimes at what studios and directors think makes for great entertainment. Writer/Director Peter Cohen proves the stereotype of men that he's trying to play on in this movie just by the mere fact that he made it. He seems to try to say that women can be a lot like men in their philandering and mind games, but he clearly misses the irony of the whole situation. It says a whole lot about his OWN character in that he made a movie that only hornball men would ever want to watch. Whipped represents what has become standard with many Gen-X comedies these days, unoriginal sexual romps filled with disgusting toilet humor, gross sexual gags (Gagging being the operative word here), constant swearing and attractive women without their clothes on (but without the nudity...). While, I can find that last thing appealing, it's the rest that completely turned me off of this movie.This movie deliberately tries to be disgusting and shameless, and it succeeds easily, while at the same time, undoubtedly turning off a good portion of its audience. Not that it would matter to the director, whose characters brazenly talk about gross sexual acts in public places without turning a single head. He also seems to think (based on the synopsis on the back cover) that his disgusting male characters are "typical males." Obviously, he considers people like me as "abnormal" and "big prudes" in that I DON'T do and talk about those things. But honestly, what makes any of this stuff funny? Why would a man sticking his arm into a toilet filled with urine to retrieve something he dropped into it be considered funny? Why would I think characters discussing their gross bodily function sex experiences were funny? Why would a man cheating on his spouse be funny?It's not funny and it really is in incredibly poor taste. But matters like "Taste" obviously don't matter these days, in a time where the lowest common denominator has become the goal to strive for. Indeed, this movie is eagerly following the gross-out trend set by movies like American Pie. But honestly, in terms of pure sexual comedy, there are quite a few films that manage to be funnier without the gross-out factor and the complete and total disregard for taste.And taste is only half of it. In real life, men like these very quickly end up with sexually transmitted diseases (like AIDS, which is killing tens of millions all over the world, as you read this). And like many movies, the director seems to think that all that irresponsible and dangerous sexual activity is all right, just so long as you mention the word "condom" at least once.As for the movie itself? This is a forgettable one. Many of the comic gags pulled in this film are worn out overused clichés that have been used a thousand times before. The screenplay itself is not that well written, and while some of the actors do a moderately decent job (Amanda Peet being one), many of the performances come off as weak and over the top. The incessant swearing of the actors (that the director mistakenly seems to equate with "realism") doesn't help any. Then there's the story itself, of a women putting it over on philandering men... It's been done many times before, often in far better films than this one. Honestly? This movie isn't worth the time of most viewers. Of course, if the viewer happens to like gross bathroom and sex humor, then this movie may just be for them after all.About the DVD:
Whipped comes in a plastic hard case on a double sided DVD with both fullscreen and widescreen versions in Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. It has not been translated into any other languages besides its original English, though it does contain English, French and Spanish subtitles. Both the video and audio transfer appear to be very good. Even on a high resolution screen, the video had only a little grain and few artifacts.As far as special features, this DVD contains the theatrical trailers and a director's commentary. I honestly didn't have the desire to watch the movie again, so I can't say whether or not the commentary is worth the time to listen to.Bottom Line: A gross, unexciting and unoriginal movie on basic no frills DVD release. If you think bathroom humor is disgusting, this is one to avoid. 1 Star."
Whipped - Worth A Look
Ian Dark | 02/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you saw "The Whole Nine Yards" and became an Amanda Peet fan, take heed. "Whipped" is nothing like "The Whole Nine Yards" and neither is Peet's character, Mia. If you're looking for Amanda to repeat the same type of character in this film, you'll be disappointed. "Whipped" has similarities "In The Company of Men", but is a much lighter and funnier film. The story centers around three men in their twenties who look at sex like a sporting event. Every Sunday they gather at a diner and compare tales of their latest conquests. Everything is going well for the guys until Mia (played by Peet) comes into the picture. While the script isn't 100% hilarious, it does have some great moments. There are some good lines and a smattering of funny scenes, albeit cynical humor. Rather than write about them, see the movie and judge for yourself. "Whipped" is not a great film, but it does have some good laughs. If you liked comedies like "Love Stinks" and "After Hours", you'll most likely enjoy "Whipped"."
A waste of the actors...
Ann Holding | Hopkinton, MA USA | 06/18/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Every Sunday, a trio of buds get together at a NYC diner to boast about their sexual conquests of the night before. Sometimes they're joined by a newlywed ex-comrade and hoochie hunter who hangs on them like a puling barnacle. They're unabashed horn dogs and corn dogs and Mia, who witnesses them on the prowl, decides that they need to be taught a lesson, dammit. So she'll date and dump - why not? All of them!
Gasp. What a wild idea. What a radical, naughty gal. Women now have the right to date and sleep around as much as they want to. As much as men do, even! Honey, we got the message. We read "Maxim" and "Cosmo" too, okay?There is one solitary laughable element in "Whipped". Namely the fact that not once, during the amigo's detailed discussions of their bodily functions and the oral talents of the bed partners they trash, do the other customers in the diner turn around and say, "Dude, we're trying to EAT here." To see quality gross-out humor, try a classic like "Blazing Saddles". To see love-rat buddies hanging out, slagging and bragging on their women as they eat and imbibe, rent "Swingers". Priceless bits: "How long will you guys wait to call your babies?" "6 days." Plus the luminous Heather Graham. To see the lovely Amanda Peet at her snarky, man-eating best, try "Saving Silverman", a.k.a. "Evil Woman". That flick also has the sweet Amanda Detmer ("Final Destination"). Plus the excellent Steve Zahn. But this - merciful God, this. It's truly unfortunate that a buddy movie with a great setting, a smart, cute heroine and three possible pairings had to have such a cop-out ending. The leads are very attractive and approach the material with relish - let's hope more worthy projects are in their future. P.S. - 30 "whip-oosh" sound effects to the screenwriter for use of the phrase "You go, girl". It was tired in 2000, and it's tired now."
HILARIOUS, SEE THIS MOVIE
jen herman | NEW YORK | 10/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A hilarious and insightful perspective of the dating world is portrayed in this off beat comedy by first time writer/director Peter M. Cohen. The story unfolds as the four male protagonists meet weekly at the local diner to confer about their dating woes. We meet Brad: a good-looking, wall-street playboy with a quick-wit and sharp tongue; Zeek: a cynical, sensitive writer; Jonathan: a sexually perplexed nice guy with an affinity for hand creams; and Eric: the married guy, who cherishes his weekly encounters with his single friends in hope for some enlightenment to his boring and banal married existence. The trials and tribulations of the men?s single lives in New York are amusingly expressed, mirroring that of "Sex in the City" and HBO?s new comedy "The Mind of Married Man, and bring an astute light to scamming.
The story takes a twist as the three singletons meet Mia--wittily played by Amanda Peet?and all fall for her. She seduces them each with her uncanny ability to conform to the personalities? they exhibit. When they come to realize they have all met and fallen in love with the same woman, they chose her over their friendship.
"Whipped" is a realistic portrayal of the dating world, one that the critic?s failed to recognize. In plain language, they missed the point. The protagonist?s here are caricatures of real people. The exaggerations are hysterical, mixing satire and humility, and are not to be taken as seriously as the critic?s disparagement suggests. See this movie, you?ll laugh from start to finish."