Arnita D. Brown | USA | 12/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Marcus is a successful advertising executive who woos and beds women almost at will. After a company merger he finds that his new boss, the ravishing Jacqueline, is treating him in exactly the same way. Completely traumatised by this, his work goes badly downhill. But then Jacqueline's more quietly attractive assistant Angela, who has been dating Marcus' best friend, shows herself more than a little concerned by his parlous state. If you are an ultimate Eddie Murphy fan and you wanna laugh and cry at the sametime then this is a movie that you will enjoy. Eddie Murphy is a master player in this movie until someone plays him. Very funny and entertaining movie.
Eddie Gets His Dog Angle On
Andre S. Grindle | Brewer Maine | 04/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having more than established himself as a huge comedic success during the 80's Eddie turns his attention here to what might ammount to his first adult oriented comedy. In this film Eddie portrays Marcus,an advertising exec at a big cosmetic company marketing a brand called Lady Eloise,herself played by the late Ertha Kitt. Eloise herself is on the cusp of retiring and Marcus is preparing for her departure all the while pursuing another interest:women. He's definately the ultimate player who always gets the dog angle to his head when an attractive lady catches his eye. He and his buddies,one played by David Allen Grier and the other an overly race concious Martin Lawrence all find Marcus's antics ammusing as he nitpicks over his dates over everything from ones "jacked up" feet,whom he left hanging in bed to Lady Eloise who tries,apparently successfully to seduce him. Of course this gets him nowhere as she is only a figurhead. This is pointed out to him by fellow exec Jaquiline,played slyly by Robbin Givens who is basically his female doppelganger and even Marcus is surprised how she continually plays him by standing him up with little apology and gossiping about him at work. Romantic triangles aside there's also the arrival of the new company head Strange' (pronounced Stron-Jay) played by the one and only Grace Jones,a very butt wild and haughty woman who creates some wild laughs as she emmerges from an airlifted crate on a chariot run by men instead of hourses,throws her undergarmets in a mans face and makes a complete fool of Marcus at a dinner after learning of his alleged escapades with Jacquiline. Tired of being humiliated by a turn of chance he soon turns his romantic interest on the genuine,charitable minded Angela (Halle Berry),the former girlfriend of his buddy Tyler. This sets the two apart to a degree as Tyler concerns himself with how Marcus would treat a "nice girl" such as Angela and his concerns prove valid as another sexcapade with Jacquiline deeply hurts Angela. In the end Marcus discovers he and Angela have a deeper love and in the end is re-thinking his player ways to be with a decent lady. This film has it's fair share of adult oriented raunchy humor and some good guest appearances by Chris Rock and Geoffrey Holder,whose character Nelson produces a hilariously warped TV spot for Strange's new perfume line due to a distracted Marcus's decision to give him full creative leeway on the project. With all the humor of the film it has a pretty good message in the end about what being a real ladies man means;that you can maintain your masculinity and still treat your lover with due respect. It's an entertaining film I've enjoyed for a long time and a very good feather in Eddie Murphy's cap if I may say so myself."