“Tomcats” is the story of Michael Delaney (O’Connell), a struggling cartoonist, who must get his best friend and avowed bachelor, Kyle Bremmer (Busey), to wed within 30 days in order to win a bet and save himself from financial ruin. Things get complicated when Michael falls for Natalie Parker (Shannon Elizabeth), the woman he propositioned to be Kyle’s bride.
The film takes its humor mostly from absurdities and crude sexual bawdiness. Like most of the vulgar comedies flooding today’s megaplexes, it aims at a male teen audience. Boys just can’t seem to get enough of sexual innuendo mingled with flatulence jokes. Girls, I can only hope that those backwards-ball-cap-topped, baggy-pants-wearing high school heartthrobs of yours will out-grow their taste in movies. But it doesn’t look like Hollywood is going to.