National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2004)



Critic Consensus: It aspires to Farrelly-level offensiveness, but the PG-13 rating and a dearth of decent gags renders Gold Diggers tame, toothless, and dull.

Movie Info

American independent filmmaker Gary Preisler makes his film debut as a writer/director with the black comedy National Lampoon's Gold Diggers. Twentysomethings Calvin Menhoffer (Will Friedle) and Leonard Smallwood (Chris Owen) get arrested for the robbery of two sixtysomething women, Doris (Louise Lasser) and Betty (Renee Taylor). The ladies decide to drop the charges and invite the crooks to their space-age mod Beverly Hills mansion. Cal and Lenny come up with a plan to marry the women for their … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Gary Preisler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 29, 2005
Box Office: $0.4M
MGM Home Entertainment - Official Site


as Calvin Menhoffer

as Leonard Smallwood

as Doris Mundt

as Betty Mundt

as Uncle Walt

as Young Leonard Smallw...

as Mr. Woo

as Fantasy Girl

as Gospel Singer

as Jail Guard

as Woman on Street

as Fantasy Girl
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Critic Reviews for National Lampoon's Gold Diggers

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (16)

By turns pointless and pointlessly mean-spirited.

Full Review… | March 31, 2009
Top Critic

The single punch line that sparks genuine laughter comes three minutes into the film; after that, these marriages are made in comedy hell.

Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Nothing's quite so painful as failed comedy, and this atrocity is equivalent to a compound fracture.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This is the spectacularly inept directing debut of writer-producer Gary Priesler, who is said to have 12 other movies in development. God help us.

September 20, 2004
New York Post
Top Critic

So stupefyingly hideous that after watching it, you'll need to bathe in 10 gallons of disinfectant, get a full-body scrub and shampoo with vinegar to remove the scummy residue that remains.

Full Review… | September 17, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

Don't waste your money. Please. Spare our culture some last semblance of dignity by ignoring National Lampoon's Gold Diggers altogether.

Full Review… | September 17, 2004
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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