This riff on PRIZZI'S HONOR is quite funny and has excellent performances from familiar adult players. It should be an object lesson for the current purveyors of thousands of unwatchable XXX takeoffs.
Kevin James proves to be as amusing as his latter-day portly mainstream comedy star of the same name, portraying Max, a low-rent show biz agent hired by gangster Sol Bloomgarden to find him a Jewish girl (whore) to satisfy him now that his wife (Sharon Mitchell, with her "Miss" billing as the title Mitzi) no longer turns him on.
That simple plot line is spun out with lots of Yiddish references and frequently clever lines, as Kevin in particular displays an aptitude for delivering funny patter. The tone is kept light and the sex scenes are hot, making for fun fluff.
Much of the banter is so old it's new, for example Kevin's tag line: "I'll plant you now and dig you later" or "I'm an empty hanger in the closet of life". As the Jewish Mafia boss Randy West has a great old time, giving Kevin an ultimatum to get him the Jewish girl "or you'll be swimming with the Gefilte fishes".
The twist ending is obvious a mile off but works thanks to the acting (and XXX) talents of Mitchell and West. Taija Rae as Kevin's back-talking secretary is very well directed by Fred J. Lincoln, in one of his better efforts.
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