Jerry O'Connell plays Michael Delany, one of a group of college pals who call themselves The Tomcats. When one of their number gets married at the age of 19, the rest of the gang make a deal to remain unwed for as long as possible, each guy putting a monthly sum of money into a pot that will be collected by the last bachelor standing. Seven years later, at another of the group's wedding in Las Vegas, Michael loses a small fortune trying to impress a woman (who looked like a tranny to me). Given a month to pay up by the casino's ruthless boss, Michael tries to set up the only other remaining bachelor Tomcat, Kyle (Jake Busey),with ex-fling Natalie (Elizabeth),so that he can collect the money and settle his debt. Predictably, Michael ends up falling for Natalie himself, which leads to all sorts of complications.
I watched Tomcats solely for Shannon Elizabeth, who has the ability to make most men feel funny in the trouser department with just a smile. I wasn't expecting the film to be laugh out loud funny, and it wasn't. I wasn't really expecting Elizabeth to strip off, and she didn't. Tomcats did, however, manage to entertain me more than I thought it would with a likable cast who are clearly having lots of fun, a basic plot that is actually half decent, and numerous attractive women (in addition to Elizabeth). The low brow humour—which includes a 'viagra at a wedding' scene, testicle eating, sperm donation gags, Jake Busey baring his ass in a thong (a sight I had hoped to go to my grave without seeing),lesbian sex, and a dominatrix librarian and her S&M grandmother—is extremely hit and miss, and will no doubt offend, disgust and annoy many people; however, if crass comedies are your thing, there's probably enough debauchery, smut and tastelessness on show to make this a reasonably painless way to pass the time.