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One Night at McCool's

MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexuality, and language
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Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Romance Comedy
1 hr. 33 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
April 27, 2001
Relevant Issues
Liv Tyler in 'One Night at McCool's'
Featuring: Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas, John Goodman, Paul Reiser
Director: Harald Zwart
Producer: Michael Douglas, Allison Lyon Segan
Distributor: USA Films

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: (from the producer) Jewel is a beautiful drifter who attracts the undying devotion of three men: Randy, Randy’s cousin (and lawyer) Carl and Detective Dehling. Part security seeker, part femme fatale, Jewel strings each fellow along until someone literally ends up dead.

Movie Critics
…several scenes involve implied or graphic pre-marital sexual encounters. Although no nudity occurs…
—Preview Family Movie and TV Review
…doesn’t depend on gross-out gags—despite its taste for sex and violence…
—Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
…[if you see this] you really WON’T respect yourself in the morning, no matter how hard you try…
—Gemma Files,
…at least 11 uses of the “f” word… implied oral sex, S&M type material, and a fantasy segment regarding lesbianism

Viewer Comments
Here’s the deal… three guys fall all over themselves (and each other) for the Liv Tyler character. She uses sex to get what she wants from each of them, and in the process destroys each of their lives. Language, violence, crime… definitely a low-morals movie. It is however, well-written, funny, and has a creative way of telling the same story from the viewpoint of each of the three men. There’s a lot worse movies out there, but this isn’t for kids.
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 4]
—GK, age 39