Boy Toy (2011) – Review

2 Stars

Boy Toy is the teen sex comedy (to be fair everyone’s in their thirties) version of Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo minus the heart warming charm. Jake (John White – Erik Stifler from the straight to video American Pie flicks) has no money and no job. His best friend and current roommate Ronnie (Dov Tiefenback) is fed up with his lackadaisical lifestyle which mainly consists of sleeping with a new girl every night in Ronnie’s bed, forcing him to take the couch in his own house. Ronnie’s landlord finds out that Jake’s been staying there and demands more money. Jake makes a promise to get the necessary cash, and when their friend Mouse (Vivian Bang) brings up the idea of male escorts Jake hops on board. Soon he’s moved up to the big leagues and working for Barbra (Morgan Fairchild), who keeps him in the green with a steady flow of clients. After starting a yoga class and falling for the instructor, Norah (Mircea Monroe), it’s easy to see where this movie is going. Will Jake become a one girl kinda guy? The odds are good he will.

Offering very little laughs this movie does have one upside, it’s never a downer. The tone is always upbeat and there are a few chuckles here and there. Look for Kevin Farley, Chris Farley’s younger brother, in an amusing role as a stuttering advertising man. Morgan Fairchild is added to the cast simply for her name, and her face lifts are never more apparent. The cast works incredibly well together, it’s a shame they weren’t given more comedic lines and situations.

The funniest part of Boy Toy is the gag reel that plays along with the closing credits, if you find you’re going to turn the movie off, at least fast forward and give that a go. Rent this if you’re desperate for a comedy.

Director: Christie Will
Stars: John White, Dov Tiefenbach, Vivian Bang

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