Sure, there was a lot of obscenity in the movie but that made it unique in a different way. It was fun. The movie fails in the message part. This is the type of story that could actually relay something to the audience like it's not a great idea to get immersed in indulgence and greed. Some good opporunities did exist in the story line to show the decay and misery of Belford, they could put more emphasis on that. When he was drugged at the country club and tried to use the phone, when his wife leaves him, his attempt to seduce his wife's aunt, the ship going into storm... Lots of wasted opportunity to protray him as wasted and lost so that at the end of the movie we could say, "so that's what happens when you go too far." Instead, he sort of gets away with it, in the end.