1. brucegee1962 says

    @1, I don’t quite get the Billy Madison clip. The family are jerks, so they all die — and this is funny?
    I have never watched an Adam Sandler movie, and clips like this vindicate my choice.

  2. sonofrojblake says

    I’m also unclear who is supposed to demonstrating the “MAGA mentality” in what I assume is a clip of “Billy Madison”? The anti-social mouth-breathers perpetrating the bullying? Or the victim, a mentally challenged heir to a millionaire, who does nothing constructive in the clip but a “miracle” makes his problem go away? Or is it both?

    @brucegee1962 -- I’m told “Punch Drunk Love” is really good, but that it’s best to avoid his other 67 movies, including and especially “Jack and Jill” and “The Cobbler”. One should, I think, always bear in mind with Adam Sandler movies that they’re not intended to be watched for enjoyment. They’re intended to be starred in for enjoyment. Anything that happens once the film is in the can and Sandler and his friends come back from whatever agreeable location he’s managed to get a studio to pay for them all to go to that summer seems entirely incidental to his plans. He just seems like a really nice guy who likes going on holiday with his friends and making a movie with them while he’s there.

    See also Tom Wilson’s song “Stop asking me the questions”:
    (Note: I’ve seen several versions of this song. “Who’s the nicest famous guy you know?” has been answered with “Adam Sandler”, “Matt Damon” and others. “Who is the biggest jerk?” is always, always Gary Busey.

  3. mnb0 says

    @2 BruceG: thanks for the warning. I have seen one Sandler movie and only can confirm that your decision is sensible.

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