WEEKLY FEBRUARY 16th 2001
Movie Preview: Tomcats
"Tomcats" wasn't really a crazy envelope-pushing sex comedy: it was
more like a sober documentary filmmaking. "This is what we call
NAN: No Acting Necessary," says the 26-year-old veteran of "Jerry
Maguire" and "Mission to Mars". "Guys who make a bet
where the last bachelor standing gets the pot? That's par for the course
for me." Whoa, there, Jer - you sure you want that in print? After
all, you're playing a debt-laden commitment-phobe who schemes with a
stone-cold fox (Shannon Elizabeth) to marry off his rich friend (Jake Busey)
in order to win said wager. "I am basically the same player I play
in the movie," O'Connell admits, adding that when it came to his kissing
scenes with costar Elizabeth (American Pie), "I had to do everything in
my power to remind myself that this is a job - she's not into me."
Will audiences have the stomach for a Tom Green-inspired gag involving a
cancerous testicle? And will they accept "Politically Incorrect's"
Bill Maher as a sleazy casino owner? For those keeping score at home,
the answers are "probably" and "absolutely."