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02.16.2011

Dear Adam Sandler,

Way back in 1995, I worked in a movie theater. One day, we put up a “coming soon” poster that had you seated hunched-over at a small school desk with a disapproving Bridgette Wilson standing next to a blackboard in the background. “Hey, a new comedy starring that funny guy from SNL!” everyone thought. We were all so excited… and you did not disappoint! We’d constantly sneak in the theater during our shifts to watch BILLY MADISON. Though the movie wasn’t a huge hit ($24 million at the box office) and the humor was very low brow, we still loved it.

Then came HAPPY GILMORE, which for you was a slight step up in terms of your character’s intelligence, but the low brow humor remained in tact. Lightning struck twice. All the creative irreverence from BILLY MADISON flowed joyously through Happy’s veins and I was very pleased. Again, the box office wasn’t huge ($38 million), but you were definitely showing signs of progress. And thanks to the accessibility of home video, the audience for both Billy and Happy began to multiply.

You followed up with your first bona fide box office hit, THE WEDDING SINGER ($80 million), and instantly shot to movie-stardom. You found a happy marriage of both the juvenile humor and a new sensitivity with Singer’s style and it even led to some critical praise. You parlayed this success into two more consecutive megahits, THE WATERBOY ($161 million) and BIG DADDY ($163 million), and usurped Jim Carrey as the new maker of hit comedies. You seemed unstoppable…

As your popularity grew, your delivering of inspired, creative laughs lessened… and it all began with the release of the debacle known as LITTLE NICKY. This turd of a movie single-handedly flushed a huge chunk of your comedic credibility right down the crapper. But you were paid $20,000,000 to make it (your highest movie paycheck ever).

That was the first indicator that success had gone to your head – now, it’s more about the paycheck than the performance. Long gone are the days of “Billy” and “Happy”, now replaced by bottom-of-the-barrel losers like “Zohan” and “Chuck” (or is it “Larry”?). With “stupid humor” being the Sand-man’s main weapon of choice, one would expect you to be impervious to mediocre forms of funny. Clearly BILLY MADISON and HAPPY GILMORE were not Oscar-caliber exercises in the finer hypotheses of humor, but at least they both delivered the laughs and fun on a large, albeit juvenile, level. But as time went by, you seemed to develop a lame and lazy equation for calculating all your forthcoming comedies.

First, you make yourself the coolest and most confident person on the screen. If you watch the horrific MR. DEEDS, you’ll easily notice how you are the coolest and calmest person throughout the whole running time. Everyone loves you, Deeds! You always say the right thing and most other people come off as complete idiots in your presence. Was that the kind of persona that Billy Madison instilled? Hell f*cking no! Billy, Happy, and especially Bobby Boucher may have been stupid, yes, but they were also FLAWED characters, which in turn, made them more endearing. Other “I’m the coolest” examples: the ladies man in Hawaii, the super tough firefighter, the amazing quarterback in jail, the unstoppable Jewish killing machine.

Second, you’ve got to include as many poop, fart, puke, gay, and kicked-in-the-balls jokes that a PG-13 rating will allow. Don’t get me wrong, I do like bathroom humor — it just feels a tad awkward coming from a man whose hair is beginning to show streaks of grey. The use of farts and such is also the lowest of cheap forms for scoring laughs. Seeing as how you have been in the business for over 20 years, I expect comedy writing of a much higher merit before I shell out my hard-earned cash.

Third, you always have to cast your friends and fellow co-writers EVERY TIME! I understand people feeling obligated to do favors for those that they know in the industry, but it should never be at the expense of the final product. Rob Schneider? David Spade? Need I say more? Okay, I will. Allen Covert? Peter Dante? I’m sure everyone knows them because they’re in practically every one of your flicks. This has caused each subsequent movie to feel less and less original. It’s always the same old people praising you, oh great Sand-man, as their God for giving them film work.

Lastly, and most gratuitously, you must have a highly unattainable hottie play your love interest. Let me pose this question to the readers: Is Adam Sandler a super sexy, handsome man? Not to be mean, but I’m guessing that many would say no. And it’s not like you go to great lengths to make yourself appear very desirable (except maybe for Zohan, but your hair was ridiculous). So riddle me this: how the f*ck would I ever believe that you’d be able to score, drum roll please, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Salma Hayek, and most recently Brooklyn Decker?! It truly feels like you care more about the hotness of your costars than the quality of the material. And frankly, there’s just no way, even in wacky movie land, that you or whatever character you’re playing could ever get it on with any of those aforementioned beauties. And that takes me out of your films. I feel cheated as if you’re rubbing in my face the fact that you get to be a big, rich movie star through spoon-feeding ham-handed jokes designed for 12 year-olds AND make-out with gorgeous unattainable women. Honestly, I don’t want to root for a guy like that, but Sand-man expects us all to just go with it. Fat f*cking chance!

There is time left for you to change, Mr. Sandler! The drivel you still currently make still makes money. Case in point: GROWN UPS somehow grossed $162 million this past summer, which means studios will continue to milk your cash teat. It is time for you to stop insulting the people that supported you back in your “Billy” and “Happy” days (oh, yes, the Fonz is now a Sandler regular too). Maybe you should actually sit back and re-watch those flicks of yesteryear. Remind yourself of the simplistic fun you exuded with ease before you became a box office behemoth.

Start focusing your efforts and energy on developing more creative or even slightly more sophisticated brands of humor. Branch away from the mediocre performers that normally earn (ha!) parts in your comedies. Maybe even try teaming up with some SNL actors that truly display talent like Bill Hader, Will Forte or Kristen Wiig. Perhaps working with a skilled partner, like continuing a relationship with Judd Apatow, will allow you to infuse your roles with a bit more humility (you DON’T have to know everything or be the coolest guy on screen). Hell, how about growing a pair and actually making an R-rated comedy? That way both teens and adults can find enjoyment.

And, for the love of Canteen Boy, start casting women closer to your own age and/or attainability level as your love interests! Brooklyn Decker is 23 years old. You look ridiculous next to her. And don’t try to rationalize it by saying that you end up with Jennifer Aniston in the end because, newsflash, she ain’t in your league either. It completely ruins any realism you’re trying to convey with your movies.

If you think all I have said is just a bunch of gibberish, Adam, then hopefully, the youth of America will wise up and begin recognizing your lazy ways. If not, then I guess we better all prepare to be bludgeoned next summer with your next uninspired comedy where you get to marry Miley Cyrus.

Source: JoBlo.com

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4:33PM on 02/17/2011
I think the most important thing to take away from this article is that Brooklyn Decker is only 23!
I think the most important thing to take away from this article is that Brooklyn Decker is only 23!
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7:54AM on 02/17/2011
I love lamp's post below makes me have to ask; where did the photo header for this column come from? That picture is genius and raises so many questions. What is she writing and why is it on a type writer, is she a stripper, a hooker, a contortionist or all three!? The ideas that picture inspires are better than any Adam Sandler movie made in the past 8 years.
I love lamp's post below makes me have to ask; where did the photo header for this column come from? That picture is genius and raises so many questions. What is she writing and why is it on a type writer, is she a stripper, a hooker, a contortionist or all three!? The ideas that picture inspires are better than any Adam Sandler movie made in the past 8 years.
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1:02AM on 02/17/2011
These arguments always get under my skin... the same way people will say that Michael Bay needs to quit making big action movies... Sandler makes these movies that are SANDLER movies, when Sandler releases one of his Happy madison produced movies, you should already know what you are in store for, and to me, for the most part they deliver, because once a year, I love getting that Sandler flick that is just a PG13 comedy that has stupid humor, but it makes you laugh. (His last 2 were meh, Zohan
These arguments always get under my skin... the same way people will say that Michael Bay needs to quit making big action movies... Sandler makes these movies that are SANDLER movies, when Sandler releases one of his Happy madison produced movies, you should already know what you are in store for, and to me, for the most part they deliver, because once a year, I love getting that Sandler flick that is just a PG13 comedy that has stupid humor, but it makes you laugh. (His last 2 were meh, Zohan and Grown Ups, but I still bought them and will still watch them from time to time)

The guy can act his ass off, just see: Punch Drunk, Reign Over Me and FUnny People.. but his wheel house are these romantic comedies that sometimes misfire, but more often than not bring in some decent laughs, and when i see a Sandler flick, that is all I want, some decent laughs.

As for him casting his buddies in his movies? Who fucking cares?! I enjoy seeing these people pop up in his movies. He produces these flicks, he can cast who he wants, and if seeing Peter Dante or the crazy eyed dude that was "Buck who liked to Fuck" from Kill Bill ruins the movie for you, then you need to learn to not let small things ruin something for you!

I love Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore as much as the next person, but I don't think they are superior in comedy to certain of his later flicks. He has added more human drama ingredients to his later movies and perhaps that is what it is that you don't like?

After Grown Ups, i was a bit skeptical about Just Go With It... but that movie is one that has funny throughout the entire movie and even though you know exactly where it is heading, I loved watching the movie throughout it's entire run time. I had already seen the 10 Best Picture nominees, and I just wanted to take my lady to a simple romantic comedy that did nothing but make me laugh and entertain me, and it delivered in spades. (Sadly, not David Spades HEY OH...!)
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12:08AM on 02/17/2011
I feel like every comedic actor goes down this route if they aren't careful.

You can see this with a lot of actors who just haven't been around long enough to overstay their welcome. Seth Rogen is the same guy in every movie (save for a few exceptions), Will Ferrell is the same, Jonah Hill is getting close, Michael Cera is the dopey oddball, and Zach Galifinakis will start being the same guy if he keeps getting in more movies.

They just need to go out on a limb and try new things (see
I feel like every comedic actor goes down this route if they aren't careful.

You can see this with a lot of actors who just haven't been around long enough to overstay their welcome. Seth Rogen is the same guy in every movie (save for a few exceptions), Will Ferrell is the same, Jonah Hill is getting close, Michael Cera is the dopey oddball, and Zach Galifinakis will start being the same guy if he keeps getting in more movies.

They just need to go out on a limb and try new things (see Punch Drunk Love, Stranger than Fiction, etc.)

But I agree with some other posters - the hotness of the chick... who cares - for decades hot chicks have been married to average guys in sitcoms.
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8:13PM on 02/16/2011

Where's the guy from the Albums anyway?

I agreed w/just about all of this. I grew up w/Sandler not from SNL mind you but his hilarious Comedy Albums. If that guy saw the crap YOU have put out in the last decade he would smack the Fart Jokes right of you. He would also tell you that you are the definition of selling out. He hasn't made an actual solid film since "Punch Drunk Love." Even that was hugely overrated, but you were good & didn't have to be the same guy in every single movie! Tell Me Sandman, what would Sloppy Joe say
I agreed w/just about all of this. I grew up w/Sandler not from SNL mind you but his hilarious Comedy Albums. If that guy saw the crap YOU have put out in the last decade he would smack the Fart Jokes right of you. He would also tell you that you are the definition of selling out. He hasn't made an actual solid film since "Punch Drunk Love." Even that was hugely overrated, but you were good & didn't have to be the same guy in every single movie! Tell Me Sandman, what would Sloppy Joe say today?
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8:08AM on 02/17/2011
Any of the characters from his albums (The Goat, The Buffoon, Fatty Mc Gee or even Toll Booth Willie) would make for better movies than what he's coming out with now.
Any of the characters from his albums (The Goat, The Buffoon, Fatty Mc Gee or even Toll Booth Willie) would make for better movies than what he's coming out with now.
7:45PM on 02/16/2011

Dumb

Dumb article....The hotness of his costars is a dumb thing to be critical about. If am going to see an adam sandler movie, and thats a big if, there better be a super hot girl in it.
The 'Suspension of disbelief' is a part of every film. Whether it be an average looking guy with a super hot wife and a man who is given powers by a radioactive spider.
Dumb article....The hotness of his costars is a dumb thing to be critical about. If am going to see an adam sandler movie, and thats a big if, there better be a super hot girl in it.
The 'Suspension of disbelief' is a part of every film. Whether it be an average looking guy with a super hot wife and a man who is given powers by a radioactive spider.
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7:19PM on 02/16/2011

This is the nature of comedians

You will mostly find that comedians come from a place of extreme need for acknowledgement and affirmation. Something in their psyche makes them crave attention, and acting goofy or being quick-witted has gotten them that attention. This is why once a comedian becomes popular to the point of Sandler's level of saturation, they almost always stop being very funny. The need for which they honed their comedic skills has been met to excess. Besides comedy plays off of the social norms of the
You will mostly find that comedians come from a place of extreme need for acknowledgement and affirmation. Something in their psyche makes them crave attention, and acting goofy or being quick-witted has gotten them that attention. This is why once a comedian becomes popular to the point of Sandler's level of saturation, they almost always stop being very funny. The need for which they honed their comedic skills has been met to excess. Besides comedy plays off of the social norms of the moment, and rarely holds up for more than a decade as actually funny. It may stay funny in a fetishistic nostalgia vein for its original viewers, but new viewers of decade-old comedy are often pressed to locate the humor. So accept the nature of the genre and its players, and look at those who are currently funny before they aren't anymore (which will be before you know it).
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5:39PM on 02/16/2011

Yes.....His movies suck, but........

but I doubt he cares because he makes MILLIONS of dollars. If that were you, and if it were me, we wouldn't give a shit if our movies were bad because we'd be making millions.
but I doubt he cares because he makes MILLIONS of dollars. If that were you, and if it were me, we wouldn't give a shit if our movies were bad because we'd be making millions.
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5:27PM on 02/16/2011

dont let the red fool you I agree, but...

my favorite Adam Sandler movies are Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Wedding Singer, and Punch Drunk Love, but all those, yet renowned as classics, dont make shit, which means theres alot more stupid people out there buying this stupid type of humor, ie chuck and larry, so theres nothing we can do but not pay to see it, but again, it doesnt matter cuz the stupids will pay anyway, case in point the star wars prequels, redlettermedia shows them for what they really are yet they made
my favorite Adam Sandler movies are Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Wedding Singer, and Punch Drunk Love, but all those, yet renowned as classics, dont make shit, which means theres alot more stupid people out there buying this stupid type of humor, ie chuck and larry, so theres nothing we can do but not pay to see it, but again, it doesnt matter cuz the stupids will pay anyway, case in point the star wars prequels, redlettermedia shows them for what they really are yet they made 10010100101010$$$$$$ millionsoisnosns
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5:13PM on 02/16/2011
You never mentioned Punch Drunk Love. That to me was easily his best movie.
You never mentioned Punch Drunk Love. That to me was easily his best movie.
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2:12PM on 02/16/2011
I agree with you on almost every point...save one.

I actually enjoy the recasting of his friends. Allan Covert and Peter Dante, in particular, I find funnier than Sandler in almost every movie they appear in. The scenes at the memory loss clinic in "50 First Dates" was the highlight of the movie for me, and they both were hilarious in "Grandma's Boy" a movie Sandler produced but had no role in.
I agree with you on almost every point...save one.

I actually enjoy the recasting of his friends. Allan Covert and Peter Dante, in particular, I find funnier than Sandler in almost every movie they appear in. The scenes at the memory loss clinic in "50 First Dates" was the highlight of the movie for me, and they both were hilarious in "Grandma's Boy" a movie Sandler produced but had no role in.
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1:45PM on 02/16/2011
Salma Hayek and Kate Beckinsale aren't necessarily "in his league" but they aren't as unatainable in film terms as they once might have been.

Otherwise I pretty much agree. This just about completely sums up why I'm not a big Sandler fan. I never even gave it that much thought, but he does know everything in his movies.
Salma Hayek and Kate Beckinsale aren't necessarily "in his league" but they aren't as unatainable in film terms as they once might have been.

Otherwise I pretty much agree. This just about completely sums up why I'm not a big Sandler fan. I never even gave it that much thought, but he does know everything in his movies.
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1:37PM on 02/16/2011

yeah.

i've always loved the photo header to this column.

that's all.
i've always loved the photo header to this column.

that's all.
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1:22PM on 02/16/2011
I agree on most of your points, save for the women in his movies angle you object to- especially Aniston, as I find her decent looking at best.

If you look at lots of comedies (including the recent dud "The Dilemma") plenty of comdeians do similar things, and I for one, find Sandler to be one better looking of that crowd (including Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, etc.)
I agree on most of your points, save for the women in his movies angle you object to- especially Aniston, as I find her decent looking at best.

If you look at lots of comedies (including the recent dud "The Dilemma") plenty of comdeians do similar things, and I for one, find Sandler to be one better looking of that crowd (including Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, etc.)
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12:36PM on 02/16/2011
I agree with this article, except for the part about Little Nicky. I think that is one of his better films.

I am still a fan of Sandler, but the old Sandler but with a few exceptions being Funny People and Reign Over Me. He is a talented and funny guy and there was a part of me a long time ago that would be really excited for one of his movies to come out. Not anymore.

Even though Grown Ups, Zohan, Larry and Chuck, and Just Go With It were all crap, I'm still giving him the benefit of a
I agree with this article, except for the part about Little Nicky. I think that is one of his better films.

I am still a fan of Sandler, but the old Sandler but with a few exceptions being Funny People and Reign Over Me. He is a talented and funny guy and there was a part of me a long time ago that would be really excited for one of his movies to come out. Not anymore.

Even though Grown Ups, Zohan, Larry and Chuck, and Just Go With It were all crap, I'm still giving him the benefit of a doubt. I am hoping that this is just a phase and he will start making the quality movies that made him who he is today.
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12:32PM on 02/16/2011

just like the studios

all they mostly care about is money. Sandler knows he isnt ever going to win awards and so does Will Smith to ref a earlier post, so if your not gonna get accolades then money is what your after. So no longer does quality matter, just how much money it makes is all that matters anymore, its now a business and not entertainment for the sake of art, those are mostly long gone.
all they mostly care about is money. Sandler knows he isnt ever going to win awards and so does Will Smith to ref a earlier post, so if your not gonna get accolades then money is what your after. So no longer does quality matter, just how much money it makes is all that matters anymore, its now a business and not entertainment for the sake of art, those are mostly long gone.
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12:15PM on 02/16/2011
Does anyone even think Sandler watches his own movies anymore? How could someone watch Zohan or Grown Ups without getting ashamed/embarrassed for themselves. I think once he started casting Kevin James in his films it was an indication that there is no going back. He is Will Smith now and completely delusional/out of touch. I guess money equals quality to them.
Does anyone even think Sandler watches his own movies anymore? How could someone watch Zohan or Grown Ups without getting ashamed/embarrassed for themselves. I think once he started casting Kevin James in his films it was an indication that there is no going back. He is Will Smith now and completely delusional/out of touch. I guess money equals quality to them.
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12:11PM on 02/16/2011
I totally agree with most of everything except I really like Little Nicky. It was the last time Adam Sandler didn't play an over confident douche and while Patricia Arquette is hot, she was age appropriate for his love interest and even de-glamorized herself for the character.
I totally agree with most of everything except I really like Little Nicky. It was the last time Adam Sandler didn't play an over confident douche and while Patricia Arquette is hot, she was age appropriate for his love interest and even de-glamorized herself for the character.
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12:05PM on 02/16/2011
Spot on. I commented something similar on the Just Go With It review. I could ignore all his bad movies if he was untalented. If her were the guys that churn out crap like Epic Movie then I would just accept it. But I think most people feel betrayed by him because we've seen what he can do when he really applies himself to a role. He comes out with a very emotional and genuine performance. We should be able to expect that from him more often then we get it.

I love Adam Sandler and and Punch
Spot on. I commented something similar on the Just Go With It review. I could ignore all his bad movies if he was untalented. If her were the guys that churn out crap like Epic Movie then I would just accept it. But I think most people feel betrayed by him because we've seen what he can do when he really applies himself to a role. He comes out with a very emotional and genuine performance. We should be able to expect that from him more often then we get it.

I love Adam Sandler and and Punch Drunk is one of my favorite films of all time.
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11:48AM on 02/16/2011
Allen Covert and Peter Dante are great and I still want them to appear in more Sandler flicks. They are funny and very good. Grandma's Boy is proof they can be do well without Sandler on screen.
Allen Covert and Peter Dante are great and I still want them to appear in more Sandler flicks. They are funny and very good. Grandma's Boy is proof they can be do well without Sandler on screen.
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11:37AM on 02/16/2011

Irony

First off, Punch Drunk Love and Funny People were legit. And Zohan was pretty damn funny. I'll say that.

What's ironic though (and makes things worse) is that in Funny People he takes the piss out of high concept comedies (like Tropic Thunder did), but he continues churning them out. Be consistent dude ! You don't need another Dennis Dugan/Peter Segal movie !!
First off, Punch Drunk Love and Funny People were legit. And Zohan was pretty damn funny. I'll say that.

What's ironic though (and makes things worse) is that in Funny People he takes the piss out of high concept comedies (like Tropic Thunder did), but he continues churning them out. Be consistent dude ! You don't need another Dennis Dugan/Peter Segal movie !!
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11:24AM on 02/16/2011

He still appeals to young teens....

...which is exactly what he said he likes to do. He said ever since he started having his own kids that he doesn't want to be as raunchy anymore.
...which is exactly what he said he likes to do. He said ever since he started having his own kids that he doesn't want to be as raunchy anymore.
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11:21AM on 02/16/2011

Hmm

Yeah, I think this letter is overly harsh. Our brand of humour from when we were kids has evolved. I can barely stand Billy Madison now, with his stupid voices. Still good, but mostly because of nostalgia.

I, for one, have no interest in him getting only female co-stars that he can attain. It's a fantasy for a reason. We all like looking at hot women. And that's always been a Sandler convention. One I'm not interested in changing. He's a funny guy with confidence -- those kinds of girls
Yeah, I think this letter is overly harsh. Our brand of humour from when we were kids has evolved. I can barely stand Billy Madison now, with his stupid voices. Still good, but mostly because of nostalgia.

I, for one, have no interest in him getting only female co-stars that he can attain. It's a fantasy for a reason. We all like looking at hot women. And that's always been a Sandler convention. One I'm not interested in changing. He's a funny guy with confidence -- those kinds of girls are totally in his league. Ladies don't base things on looks the same as we do.

Yeah, most of Sandler's latest comedies suck. Goes without saying. But i don't think Deeds and Click were terrible. They just weren't great.
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11:17AM on 02/16/2011

Huh?

Adam Sandler movies were never that good to begin with. He grew up. You didn't. End of story.
Adam Sandler movies were never that good to begin with. He grew up. You didn't. End of story.
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11:16AM on 02/16/2011
I'm glad that I grew up and can now see the impish nature of Adam's ways. Saves me money.
I'm glad that I grew up and can now see the impish nature of Adam's ways. Saves me money.
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11:05AM on 02/16/2011

Not about his Dramas

Punch-Drunk Love, Funny People, & Reign Over Me do NOT apply to this article b/c 1. They are dramatic & 2. They aren't from Sandler's production company.
Punch-Drunk Love, Funny People, & Reign Over Me do NOT apply to this article b/c 1. They are dramatic & 2. They aren't from Sandler's production company.
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10:33AM on 02/16/2011

really?

I'm willing to admit that adam's movies are not spectacular, as of late. but honestly they never were really go back and watch them the toilet humour and the like are about the same amount the difference is we grew up. and expect more. and to be far every so often sandler delivers i mean reign over me, funny, and hell i will even give click some credit. these movies show he can act, and in an interview he said he loves trying his hand at a more serious and emotional role. the problem is he
I'm willing to admit that adam's movies are not spectacular, as of late. but honestly they never were really go back and watch them the toilet humour and the like are about the same amount the difference is we grew up. and expect more. and to be far every so often sandler delivers i mean reign over me, funny, and hell i will even give click some credit. these movies show he can act, and in an interview he said he loves trying his hand at a more serious and emotional role. the problem is he loves the zany comedy. i mean i would yell at him if i expected him to never gives anything good, but i know guys who look like shit and score some real hot tail, i know guys who are really sexy and score nothing. so the idea he could score some of his co-stars never really bugged me. honestly i find when most people yell at him they go into the film with the wrong expectation. i mean seriously i didn't expect zohan to be a great movie, but i expected what it gave this superhuman hairdresser and i let it be what it was. if you don't like a movie based on what it was hey thats all fairness its your opinion, as the article is. but i honestly do not believe sandler in any way has dropped into a pocket of comfortable, sure he brings his friends along for the ride, but i'll be honest i had that kinda star power so would i. hell look at depp and burton, nolan and what looks like bale, there are other examples, but hollywood loves to work with people they enjoy working with. personally as said i think anyone who agrees with this opinion is expecting too much from movies that don't promise that much to begin with. like those people who expected snakes on a plane to be anything more than snakes on a plane. It's the age of the internet people you wanna check a movie there is a trailer a click away, there are reviews, there is a plot synopsis, there are a dozens different and convinent ways to discover what travesty you might be in for, don't blame the movie it is your own damn fault.
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11:14AM on 02/16/2011
Paragraphing can make a long post easier to read.
Paragraphing can make a long post easier to read.
10:30AM on 02/16/2011

really?

I'm willing to admit that adam's movies are not spectacular, as of late. but honestly they never were really go back and watch them the toilet humour and the like are about the same amount the difference is we grew up. and expect more. and to be far every so often sandler delivers i mean reign over me, funny, and hell i will even give click some credit. these movies show he can act, and in an interview he said he loves trying his hand at a more serious and emotional role. the problem is he
I'm willing to admit that adam's movies are not spectacular, as of late. but honestly they never were really go back and watch them the toilet humour and the like are about the same amount the difference is we grew up. and expect more. and to be far every so often sandler delivers i mean reign over me, funny, and hell i will even give click some credit. these movies show he can act, and in an interview he said he loves trying his hand at a more serious and emotional role. the problem is he loves the zany comedy. i mean i would yell at him if i expected him to never gives anything good, but i know guys who look like shit and score some real hot tail, i know guys who are really sexy and score nothing. so the idea he could score some of his co-stars never really bugged me. honestly i find when most people yell at him they go into the film with the wrong expectation. i mean seriously i didn't expect zohan to be a great movie, but i expected what it gave this superhuman hairdresser and i let it be what it was. if you don't like a movie based on what it was hey thats all fairness its your opinion, as the article is. but i honestly do not believe sandler in any way has dropped into a pocket of comfortable, sure he brings his friends along for the ride, but i'll be honest i had that kinda star power so would i. hell look at depp and burton, nolan and what looks like bale, there are other examples, but hollywood loves to work with people they enjoy working with. personally as said i think anyone who agrees with this opinion is expecting too much from movies that don't promise that much to begin with. like those people who expected snakes on a plane to be anything more than snakes on a plane. It's the age of the internet people you wanna check a movie there is a trailer a click away, there are reviews, there is a plot synopsis, there are a dozens different and convinent ways to discover what travesty you might be in for, don't blame the movie it is your own damn fault.
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10:30AM on 02/16/2011
Ever so conveniently leaving out Punch Drunk Love all together. I thought Funny People was good for what it was (a more serious Apatow movie), and I thought Sandler was good in it. I mean, really, his old movies are basically the same in terms of quality (while often very funny) as the movies you listed in the "but then" portion.
Ever so conveniently leaving out Punch Drunk Love all together. I thought Funny People was good for what it was (a more serious Apatow movie), and I thought Sandler was good in it. I mean, really, his old movies are basically the same in terms of quality (while often very funny) as the movies you listed in the "but then" portion.
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10:02AM on 02/16/2011

wait....

i'm confused, wasn't there already one of these for Sandler?
i'm confused, wasn't there already one of these for Sandler?
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