Picks and Pans Review: Sorority Boys
Talk about a broad comedy. Wallowing in the crude and rude, Sorority Boys follows the adventures of three loutish fraternity brothers who dress in women's garb in an attempt to pass as members of a sorority. Why? They've been expelled after being falsely accused of robbing the safe at their frat house, Kappa Omega Kappa, and in disguise they can qualify for free room and board at the sorority.
Just as the girlie boys here (Watson, Rosenbaum and Williams) stuff all manner of objects into their bras to simulate cleavage, so Boys is packed with obvious jokes and gross-out gags (a duel fought with sex toys, a hirsute female exchange student from Eastern Europe). Still, a few genuine yuks manage to surface when the men see life from a woman's point of view. Shopping for a frock, macho Adam (Rosenbaum) blurts out in frustration, "Why can't they design dresses for girls who need to hide a big caboose?" Of the cast, Watson looks best in panty hose, but Rosenbaum and especially Williams do the comic heavy lifting. All three might find consolation in reciting the mantra: "Tom Hanks survived Bosom Buddies." (R)
Bottom Line: Off with their heels