I suppose the
major surprise is how unfunny this is; you'll already know the main gags
i.e. hair-gel, trapped genitals, and dogs. There's also a large amount of
humour-free padding between them. Yet, that isn't a particular criticism:
once you realise this is NOT going to be a hysterical laff-riot, it's
amiable enough. Discount the non-PC humour, and you'll find something
that's largely gentle, romantic comedy centred around a private eye, who
falls in love with the woman he's supposedly investigating -- as does
almost everyone else who meets her. Throw in Jonathan Richman as a
balladeer, and the end result is an uncomfortable mix of "lightly amusing"
with Beavis & Butthead Do Diaz. Still, you can't argue with the
box-office receipts, I suppose.