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When Spence and Hogan graduate from college, life is bleak. They have to work for heinous divorce lawyers that torture them. Spence has a girlfriend from hell and Hogan just wants to start his life already. As luck would have it, our two young men are presented with an opportunity, they develop a club of young men devoted to the older woman, the "Cougar" if you will. It is this club that ultimately guides our two heroes into young adulthood. Written by
Two young men find a great way to make money, prey for the cougars.
Well, Cougar Club is a teen sex comedy about two young men who end up running a, can you guess, cougar club and charging membership fees for young, horny guys to hook up with older, horny women. It's not going to clean up at any award shows and it's not going to make any critics rush out to declare it as one of the best movies that they've ever seen but it's entertaining enough for what it is and certainly provides some fun as well as the requisite amount of nudity for such a film.
Jason Jurman plays Spence Holmes and Warren Kole is Hogan, the good friend who keeps managing to drag Spence down with him whenever he screws things up. And he always seems to screw things up. Kaley Cuoco is Amanda, a girl who has the whole future planned out for herself and Spence and tries to convince him to ditch Hogan. But who could think of ditching a friend who comes up with an idea as brilliant, and lucrative, as "Cougar Club"? Inevitable hijinks and complications ensue.
Cougar Club is lively, appeals to the male teen demographic it is squarely aimed at and moves amusingly enough through one moment of mounting implausibility to the next. It also has a great cast. The two leads are just fine (Warren Kole, in particular, has a bit of Neil Patrick Harris in his confident act) and Kaley Cuoco is enjoyable but the better moments go to the likes of Joe Mantegna, Jon Polito, Scott Michael Campbell, Loretta Devine, Izabella Scorupco, Chyna (aka Joanie Laurer), Carrie Fisher, Carolyn Hennesy and even Faye Dunaway. Okay, so it's a bit sad to see Dunaway in the role that she's given but everyone else fares surprisingly well. And Jeremy Rowley is acceptable enough as a young man so frustrated that he is rumoured to . . . . . . . . well, you'll just have to find out if you ever watch the thing.
Christopher Duddy directs and does just fine. He even rewards viewers with a montage of risqué moments at the very end of the film. No rhyme or reason. It's just there.
The script by Cris Mancuso (based on a story by himself, Duddy and Glenn W. Garland) is as weak as you'd expect but at least tries to throw one or two curve balls on the way to an ending you can probably see coming a mile away.
Overall, it just scrapes above average thanks to the many familiar faces on screen and the amusement provided by the raunchier set-pieces.
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