National Lampoon's Gold Diggers

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +1

Content: -3

National Lampoons Gold Diggers is a comedic adventure about two boyhood friends, Cal (Will Friedle) and Lenny (Chris Owen), who are in hot pursuit of the American Dream. After a failed attempt at purse snatching, the two disguise themselves as a rabbi and a nun and attempt to hold up two elderly sisters, Betty and Doris Mundt (Renee Taylor and Louise Lasser). Using pepper spray and a stun gun, the sisters foil the plot, and the guys end up behind bars. The sisters come from a wealthy family (their grandfather invented condoms), but the money is kept in a safe by Uncle Walt, a senile World War II veteran. The Mundt sisters only hope at wealth is to bail out the young men, marry them and then kill them for the insurance money. Cal and Lenny reluctantly agree, figuring that their aging wives cant live much longer. Their collective pursuit of the money takes the newlywed couples back to Uncle Walt.

Cal and Lenny are likeable characters, but their idea of the American Dream is money and sex. Labeled the dumbest criminals in America, the guys find their big break when their paths cross with the two old ladies. When the two mismatched couples marry, the ceremony is performed by a profanity-laced pastor. The sex-starved elderly women torment their young husbands with sexy lingerie, handcuffs, whips and whipped cream. The unattractive Betty Mundt is especially disgusting to Cal who fantasizes for the beautiful Charlene (former Playboy Playmate Nikki Ziering), his dream girl dressed in a thong bikini and later in sexy underwear. As the guys and their elderly wives seek to kill each other as a means to get rich, they accidentally kill their gardener, plumber and next-door neighbor. The constant barrage of bathroom humor and sexual dialog make this a movie to avoid. It would have been better to title the movie Grave Diggers and bury it in an unmarked grave hidden from the public.

Preview Reviewer: Henry Rogers
Voyage Entertainment

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Crude Language: Many (23) times mild (hell 3, damn 5); moderate (b-stard 3, b--bs 1, bootie 1, h-mping 1); strong (-ss 6, b-tch 1, SOB 2)

Obscene Language: Several (8) times moderate (cr-p 1); strong (p-ssy 1, s-word 6)

Profanity: Several (8) times moderate (GL 1, MG 3, G 1); strong (GD 2, J 1)

Violence: Several times mild (hitting, shoving, poisoning, snake bite in groin, attempted murder of spouses with rifles, throwing a man down the stairs)

Sex: Several times moderate (bondage with cuffs, whipping, licking, condom use, two couples in bed for implied sex)

Nudity: Several times mild (women in thong bikinis at pool, lingerie in bedroom scenes)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times mild (fresh meat, nympho, grabbing own genitals/breasts); moderate (woman asks new husband what sexual positions he likes)

Drugs: Several times mild (alcohol, smoking); moderate (marijuana use)

Other: Woman passes gas in bed and pool, pastor who performed the marriage ends up in a bondage situation with old woman as the credits roll

Running Time: 87 minutes
Intended Audience: Teenagers and young adults

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