Tag Archives: Adam Sandler

Just Go With It

SOMETIMES A GUY’S BEST WINGMAN… IS A WINGWOMAN. Los Angeles plastic surgeon Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler) usually lets his dates know that he’s married (which is not true) in order to keep his affairs strictly sexual, but his latest fling (Brooklyn Decker) is different… Another Dugan/Sandler collaboration, this time a remake of Cactus Flower (1969), … Continue reading Just Go With It

Grown Ups

SOME GUYS NEED A LITTLE EXTRA TIME TO MATURE. Five childhood buddies (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider) reunite for their basketball coach’s funeral… and spend a tumultuous Fourth of July weekend with their wives and kids in a rented house. The Big Chill for the Sandler generation? As expected, all … Continue reading Grown Ups

Zookeeper

DON’T TALK TO THE ANIMALS… UNLESS THEY TALK TO YOU FIRST! When the animals at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo find out that the best man on the staff, Griffin Keyes (Kevin James), is thinking about quitting, they decide to help him change his mind. Another film that benefits from James’s all-around likability and physical comedy; … Continue reading Zookeeper

Reign Over Me

LET IN THE UNEXPECTED.  Manhattan dentist Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle) tries to reacquaint himself with Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler), his roommate from college, who lost his whole family in 9/11 and has now become a recluse. In the right circumstances, Sandler can be very effective in dramas. He gives this movie its emotional core, looking … Continue reading Reign Over Me

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

THEY’RE AS STRAIGHT AS CAN BE, BUT DON’T TELL ANYONE.  In order to guarantee benefits for his kids in case of death, fire fighter Larry Valentine (Kevin James) talks his closest buddy (Adam Sandler) into marrying him in order to get domestic partnership rights. It’s a disappointment to see the names of Alexander Payne and … Continue reading I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Funny People

GEORGE SIMMONS WAS PREPARED TO DIE, BUT THEN A FUNNY THING HAPPENED. Star comedian George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is told that he has a terminal disease; since he has no friends but tons of money, he hires a struggling stand-up talent (Seth Rogen) as an assistant. Director Judd Apatow’s most serious film to date would … Continue reading Funny People

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

LATHER. RINSE. SAVE THE WORLD. The most skilled and deadly of Israel’s elite soldiers, Zohan (Adam Sandler), fakes his own death in order to make a new life for himself in New York as a professional hair stylist. Watching this film is frustrating. I laughed at several sequences; there’s funny ideas here, a cheerful silliness, … Continue reading You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

Spanglish

A COMEDY WITH A LANGUAGE ALL ITS OWN. Illegal immigrant Flor Moreno (Paz Vega) becomes a housekeeper in John Clasky’s (Adam Sandler) household, a home where everybody has issues to deal with. This film feels like a typical James L. Brooks experience; it even has ingredients similar to Terms of Endearment (1983). It is also … Continue reading Spanglish

Little Nicky

YOU KNOW HIS NUMBER. YOU KNOW HIS NAME. AND NOW YOU WILL MEET… HIS SON.  When his nasty brothers wreak havoc on Earth, Satan’s overly sweet son Nicky (Adam Sandler) has to bring them back to Hell. Every Sandler movie may be hell to some, but this really is one of his worst. The star … Continue reading Little Nicky

Click

WHAT IF YOU HAD A UNIVERSAL REMOTE… THAT CONTROLLED YOUR UNIVERSE? Harried architect Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) struggles to satisfy the needs of both his family and boss; he comes across a magic remote control that gives him power over his life. A one-note joke becomes the backbone of a Capra-esque fantasy, and the results … Continue reading Click

The Longest Yard

IF YOU CAN’T GET OUT, GET EVEN. Washed-up NFL pro Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) ends up in prison where he’s talked into coaching a team of other cons that will go up against a team of guards. This remake of the 1974 film has the original star, Burt Reynolds, as a fellow inmate; he’s fun … Continue reading The Longest Yard