MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -4

At a friend’s wedding, all the single groomsmen make a bet to invest in a bank fund every month. The last man to get married wins all the money in the fund. Seven years later, the fund sits near half-a-million dollars and all but two of the group are married. But Michael (Jerry O’Connell) desperately needs to win the pot after running up a $51,000 gambling debt. Womanizing Kyle (Jake Busey) doesn’t need the money, but has no plans to end his quest to bed every woman on earth. When Kyle confides to Michael that one woman almost turned him domestic, Michael hatches a plan to bring Natalie (Elizabeth Shannon) back into Kyle’s life. However, Michael begins to have second thoughts about the plan when his feelings for Natalie emerge. Fans of crude sexual humor will find TOMCATS up their alley.

And the crude humor is almost continuous, beginning with the groomsmen standing in the ceremony with tented pants after drinking Viagra-spiked wine. Promiscuous pre-marital sex is endorsed as Michael and Kyle are shown in various encounters, although Michael’s views change after meeting Natalie. One of the group is obsessed with images of his wife in lesbian affairs, and when caught, she asks him to join them. Kyle develops testicular cancer and, in a particularly disgusting scene, asks Michael to bring him the removed gland. The tissue gets loose and bounces around the hospital until landing in the cafeteria as an hors d'oeurve. Another crude scene has a man squeeze his nursing wife’s breast for coffee cream. Along with numerous slang terms for sexual acts and anatomical terms, the dialogue is filled with obscenities, profanity and crude vocabulary. TOMCATS belongs in a back alley with other trash.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Columbia Pictures

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (18) times - Mild 6, moderate 12

Obscene Language: Many (37+) times - F-word 13, s-word 9, other 15+

Profanity: Many times - Regular 11 (GD 2, G 4, J 3, Csake, Swear to G); exclamatory 9 (OMG 3, OG 4, MG, Mary Mother of G)

Violence: Several times - Moderate and severe (golfcart runs over woman in slapstick scene, electric shock, graphic shooting wounds, fall down cliff as slapstick, woman swings spiked paddle at man’s rear, man hit on head by bowling ball, man knocked down by truck)

Sex: Few times - Implied and graphic (unconventional act implied, graphic motion - unmarried couple in car, graphic motion of self-gratification as man has fantasy of being with woman, unmarried couple in bed with other women waiting in line)

Nudity: Few times (male/female rear in thong underwear, nursing woman’s breast squeezed for milk, male rear in locker room) Near Nudity - Several times (men/women in underwear, low cut blouses emphasize cleavage, semi-sheer T-shirt on woman)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Almost continuous (numerous crude slang terms for sex acts, buxom cartoon woman wooed by cat and dog, wine spiked with Viagra-like drug gives groomsmen prominent arousal, couple in underwear kissing, woman rubs gambling dice across breasts for luck, video of woman getting massage, man runs from house in underwear - adultery implied, older woman grabs old mans rear, young man grabs woman’s rear, drawer filled with condoms, lotion offered for self-gratification, man handcuffed to bed in underwear, men go to sperm bank - porno mags/video offered, man dreams of girls lined up to get in his bed, scantily clad women at bachelor party, women ask man to join them on bed)

Drugs: Wine/beer drinking, other alcohol, cigar/cigarette smoking

Other: Promiscuous and pre-marital sex condoned, woman vomits, man spits food into water glass, birth presented as crude and comical in dream, anatomical terms for genitals, discussion of testicular surgery, crude scene of testicle removed in surgery bouncing around hospital, justice of peace sounds bitter about marriage, gambling portrayed negatively

Running Time: 85 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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