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The Ladies Man (2000)



Critic Consensus: The Ladies Man joins the growing list of mediocre movies based on SNL skits. It just doesn't have enough material to last the length of the movie.

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Leon Phelps is the grooviest, smooth-talking woman chaser around. Known suitably to all as The Ladies Man, Leon hosts a popular late-night radio call-in show dispensing advice on affairs of the heart. After hundreds and thousands of conquests, Leon is the self-proclaimed expert on.. the ladies. After being ejected from his job for one too many vulgar and inappropriate comments, he unsuccessfully seeks employment from every radio station in Chicago. Out of options, Leon receives a mysterious letter from his "True love" asking him to return to her - and her money! Problem solved. All Leon has to do is figure out who she is. While he actively backtracks through his book of ladies, a posse of scorned husbands band together to hunt down the mysterious lover of their wives.

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Tim Meadows
as Leon Phelps
Lee Evans
as Barney
John Witherspoon
as Scrap Iron
Tiffani Thiessen
as Honey DeLune
Brett Heard
as VSA Member
Arnold Pinnock
as VSA Member
Shaun Majumder
as VSA Member
Diego Fuentes
as VSA Member
Sean Thibodeau
as Hugh Hefner
Mark McKinney
as Mr. White
Chris Parnell
as Phil Swanson
J'Mari Luke
as Newborn Leon
J'Avie Luke
as Newborn Leon
Taye Thomas
as Baby Leon
Treye Thomas
as Baby Leon
Ryan Field
as Leon 12 Years
Patrick Patterson
as Older Lover
Diane Fabian
as Older Lover
Susan Aceron
as Young Lover
Philip Guerrero
as Young Lover
April Mullen
as Teen Lover
Ardon Bess
as Stage Manager
Robin Ward
as Gil Stewart
Sal Scozzari
as VSA Dancer
Stephen Greig
as VSA Dancer
D.J. O'Keefe
as VSA Dancer
William Yong
as VSA Dancer
Troy Loddell
as VSA Dancer
Shawn Byfield
as VSA Dancer
Boyd Banks
as C&W Station Manager
Jim Codrington
as Soul Station Manager
Arthur Eng
as Silver Suit Man
Michelle Maria Silveira
as Houseboat Cutie
Inna Korobkina
as Hef's Girl
Rebecca Weinberg
as Hef's Best Girl
Robyn Palmer
as Playboy Bunny
Simone Marie Stock
as Playboy Photographer
Destri Yap
as Leon Jr.
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Critic Reviews for The Ladies Man

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (25)

Dumb -- SNL skits don't work as movies.

December 28, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

After I swallowed my disbelief and gave my critical faculties a break, yeah, I was tickled every 40 minutes or so.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

When Meadows's three-minute sketch persona is stretched out to cover a whole movie, the cracks soon start to show.

August 10, 2001 | Full Review…

A cheap and forgettable romp which is unlikely to trouble filmgoers for long before finding a more suitable home down your local video store.

July 16, 2001 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's fairly forgettable stuff, but still very enjoyable, and suggests Meadows could be a name to watch.

July 16, 2001 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Another cheesy, overdrawn and witless Saturday Night Live takeoff.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Ladies Man

The Ladies is not an excellent comedy by any means, but it definitely isn't the worst. I think the film is a bit underrated, and though I agree it's not an excellent comedy, it still is a fun, entertaining mindless film that has a few good laughs throughout the film. This is not a perfect film, but it has its moments. If you're looking for mindless comic relief, then The Ladies Man is that film. The jokes are comical, nothing ever too hilarious, but it will manage to get a few chuckles out of you. The cast is decent, nothing ever good. I thought some parts of the film were weak, but for the most part the film was a lot of fun to watch. This is one of those comedies that you have to shut your mind off in order to enjoy. Sure the film is crude and all, but there's just something about the film that makes it a fun viewing experience. I've seen worst comedies than this, and The Ladies Man isn't one of them. This a funny film that is quite underrated, though some jokes were stale; for the part I laughed and I enjoyed myself watching it. The people that stand out in the film is of course Tim Meadows as the Ladies Man/Leon Phelps, and he brings a funny, quirky style to the role. Another who stands out is Will Ferrell, he really is funny here, and he is perfect for the character he plays. The Ladies Man is mindless fun, if you're looking for a good little film, then this is a worthy viewing. Fun and dumb, the perfect film to watch with friends.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer


one of the 2 or 3 funniest movies ever made, but just too crude to justify

danny d
danny d

Super Reviewer

This movie was a lot of fun. I liked Tim Meadows' "Ladies Man" character.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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