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The Ladies Man

MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for sexual content and language
Very Offensive
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
1 hr. 35 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
Tim Meadows as “The Ladies Man”
Featuring Tim Meadows, Will Ferrell, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Billy Dee Williams, Karyn Parsons
Director Reginald Hudlin
Producer Lorne Michaels
Distributor Paramount Pictures

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Leon Phelps is the grooviest, smooth-talking woman chaser around. Known suitably to all as The Ladies Man, Leon hosts a popular late-night radio call-in show dispensing advice on affairs of the heart. After hundreds and thousands of conquests, Leon is the self-proclaimed expert on the ladies. After being ejected from his job for one too many vulgar and inappropriate comments, he unsuccessfully seeks employment from every radio station in Chicago. Out of options, Leon receives a mysterious letter from his “True love” asking him to return to her—and her money! Problem solved. All Leon has to do is figure out who she is. While he actively backtracks through his book of ladies, a posse of scorned husbands band together to hunt down the mysterious lover of their wives.”

Billy Dee Williams as Lester in “The Ladies Man”

Viewer Comments
Negative—My husband and I went to see this movie—having watched the sketch done on SNL and finding it humorous. Within 15 minutes, we were gone, I was in the theatre bathroom sobbing my most painful tears. This was practically pornography. It displays posters of sexual positions, a live sex scene that might as well be in an adult bookstore, and glorifying pornography. There are many scenes (mind you, in 15 minutes!!!) of full-frontal nudity, and numerous references to the character’s genitals as well as to female genitals. This was the most disgusting movie I’ve ever seen. PLEASE don’t see it. We got a refund. My Ratings: [1/3]
Mrs. Cone, age 21
Neutral—People are confused between poking fun at and endorsing pornography, marital affairs, etc. This movie is clearly poking fun at both. How could you take seriously a ridiculous person/character such as Leon Phelps? My Ratings: [Average / 3]
Carrieanne, age 28
Negative—When I saw this movie, I asked myself, “Why are you watching this trash?” That about explains this movie. Adultery, lame comedy about adultery, and no remorse for adultery. This movie should be avoided, simply because it’s plain stupid.
Mark, age 27
Positive—If you are considering this movie, you know what it’s about. But there is no full frontal nudity, or almost almost nudity for that matter. Likewise, aside from the main character’s use of idiotic descriptions of sex, there is little vulgarity. But the movie is funny; surprisingly so. If you know what it’s about and don’t think you’d be able to stomach it, don’t go… My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 3]
Nathan, age 22
Movie Critics
…various sexual encounters take place (on and off camera with movement and sounds, but nothing terribly explicit or erotic)…
…MESSAGEGE—Wen wouldn’t cheat with The Ladies Man if their husbands and boyfriends listened to them and satisfied their needs. Casual sex and money are no substitutes for love…
…the results are disconcertingly bland under Reginald Hudlin’s direction…
Robert Koehler, Variety
…like most other SNL skits, goes limp in its transition to feature film…
Larry Terenzi, Mr. Showbiz