FILM REVIEW :
"One Night At McCool's" is a funny, off-the-wall comedy, that tells the story of three men & their encounters with a beautiful but deadly young lady named Jewel, played by the wonderful Liv Tyler. The three unsuspecting men, Matt Dillion ("There's Something About Mary"), John Goodman ("The Flintstones") & Paul Reiser (TV's "Mad About You") are in for a hard ride as Liv begins to weave her web & wreak havoc on their lives. Liv waltzes through the film in next-to-nothing outfits & the men mostly stand around with mouth's agape. John Goodman's character Detective Dehling almost faints on the spot watching her wash the car in a musical montage.
In the plot Randy (Matt Dillion) meets Jewel (Liv Tyler) at McCool's & his life takes a turn for the worst. After one steamy evening, they become a couple; she moves into his house & begins to take control of his lifestyle. Jewel leads Randy into a life of crime. He encounters sex, robbery, violence & even murder, but not necessarily in that order. To add to the mayhem, an almost unrecognizable Andrew "Dice" Clay appears in a dual role as two bad brothers Utah & Elmo.
"One Night At McCool's", directed by Harald Zwart, famous for making TV commercials and music videos, features an interesting choice of soundtracks, beginning with the Johnny Cash classic "Wanted Man" over the opening credits & ending with the Village People's "YMCA" over the violent bullet-riddled finale. Oscar winner Michael Douglas produced this film & also appears in a small but memorable role as Mr. Burmeister a bingo-playing hit man with an Elvis Presley hair-do. Also look out for country singer Reba McEntire as a shrink. This was the first & last film to be written by Stanford Seidel who passed away in July 2000."One Night At McCool's" is an offbeat comedy full of absurd situations, not for all tastes, but it features solid performances & if you like the cast why not give it a try.