Tag Archives: Adam Sandler

Punch-Drunk Love

A slightly odd loner (Adam Sandler) suffers at the hands of his seven annoying sisters, but rescue comes in the shape of a woman (Emily Watson) who is genuinely interested in him. Director Paul Thomas Anderson actually likes Sandler’s comedies (go figure), which is why he has made an art movie that perfectly fits the … Continue reading Punch-Drunk Love

50 First Dates

IMAGINE HAVING TO WIN OVER THE GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS… EVERY FRIGGIN’ DAY. Womanizer Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) woos Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore), but learns that she suffers from damage to her short-term memory; he falls for her, but she can never remember him. A movie that looks like it was made by the Farrelly … Continue reading 50 First Dates

Mr. Deeds

DON’T LET THE FANCY CLOTHES FOOL YOU. Friendly small-town pizzeria owner Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler) inherits $40 billion and discovers that money attracts all kinds of dishonest people. This is a remake of Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and Frank Capra must be spinning badly in his grave. The filmmakers try to salute the … Continue reading Mr. Deeds

Anger Management

FEEL THE LOVE. After an incident on an airplane, clothing designer Dave Buznik (Adam Sandler), who was born to be a victim, is sentenced to undergo anger management therapy with the very unorthodox dr. Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson). There are cameos here that put a smile on one’s face, but the film is essentially an astonishing … Continue reading Anger Management