April 25, 2008

...American Gigolo (1980)

American Gigolo is a trite piece of fluff that is not an honest emotional portrait of it's title character (as played by Richard Gere) nor, for that matter, does it honestly characterize the lead female role (as played by Lauren Hutton) either. In fact, the best thing about American Gigolo is Call Me, the theme song which, as recorded by Blondie, became a huge hit, honestly characterizing the idiom: you can take the song out of the movie but you can't take the movie out of the song. On the other hand, you do see his peepee in it.

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