New Jack City: Hollywood’s ‘Bible’ Slams Sandler’s TragiComedy

The showbiz rag VARIETY is still considered by the movie Industry as the Hollywood’s bible…

And it went out of its way Thursday to slam Adam Sandler‘s latest cinematic offering. The trade topped its review of THAT’S MY BOY with the following headline:

"Adam Sandler’s raunchiest star vehicle in years is a work of relentless vulgarity and staggering moral idiocy. All in all, it could have been worse."

Followed by this sub-header:

"Puerile, crotch-fixated and very occasionally, inanely funny, Adam Sandler’s raunchiest star vehicle in years has a small saving grace in Andy Samberg‘s performance as a teacher-student love-child—an oasis of sympathy surrounded by Sandler’s usual walking punchlines (minorities, obese people, women. Some outraged reactions can be expected; so can be sold B.O. (boxoffice.)"

The trade publication sums it up by noting that "Xenophobic, misogynist humor in a Happy Madison production is of course no more surprising than the pic’s multiple gags involving erections, ejaculation, public urination and vomiting. Nor is it especially shocking that Sandler plays another deplorable man-child slob with his signature high-pitched vocal inflections, as though channeling a brain-damaged sock puppet."

So do you think VARIETY liked it? Probably not.

As for my take on Sandler’s new comedy, at least it’s got some laughs at the screening I attended. That’s more than I can say about his previous offering JACK & JILL, which in my book was the worst film released by a major studio during all of 2011.

And hey, he’s finally back doing his raunchy schtick and getting off that lame supposed "family film" crap he’s been dishing out the past several years.

I’m not saying that THAT’S MY BOY is anything to write home about, but it’s delivering for its target audience.

And who IS Sandler’s target these days? You figure it out.

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11 Responses to New Jack City: Hollywood’s ‘Bible’ Slams Sandler’s TragiComedy

  1. smartman says:

    Ready, Aim, FIRED!
    Whoever green lighted this piece of shit should get fired and start parking cars at the Ivy. I walked out on the trailer. If there is a target audience for this kind of poo let’s make them a targeted audience and put the dumb sumbitches out of their misery. This is so bad it makes Kelly Urich’s stuff seem Carson-esque. If uric acid gives you gout what does Urich acid give you? They’ll make this movie but Glazer can’t get his movie made? WTF!

  2. chuck says:

    I gotta believe, that in some cave in France they havn’t
    discovered yet, a mentally challenged Neanderthal drew a picture of poop on the wall.

    That was, is and will forever be, more entertaining and though provoking than Adam Sandler’s oeuvre.

  3. Super Dave says:

    Good points smartman but at same time no sane man would want to make another Sandler movie or a Glazer piece of poo either. Sandlers ethnic background I do believe is a huge part of why he can continue to shovel crap like this out to the public.

  4. chuck says:

    “thought provoking”

    See, just the comtemplation of Adam Sandler diminishes in ever increasing increments, cognitive abilities and probably places your hands in Adam’s feces covered carpal tunnel when you try to type.

    I gotta wash up.

  5. mike says:

    It sounds like this movie is turning otherwise sane people into fecalpliliacs.

  6. chuck says:

    Thanks for getting off of your stool and contributing. Now Co li down.

  7. paulwilsonkc says:

    His Hanukkah Song was the ONLY thing he ever did
    that was worth a listen. And that, only twice.

    I suppose there were some funny SNL moments, back when SNL could be called “funny”, but there’s never been a movie he did worth torturing yourself through a viewing. If the previvew says “and….. staring ADAM SANDLER!!”, thats a sign its a good time to hit the bathroom before the show starts.

    Take a fork and jam it in your eye, it will provide some relief.

  8. hardly says:

    eye no wy ewe dont liek sadnler…………….
    he is jewihs…………
    ewe arr anteesumettik…………..
    ewe arr jellus of us jews………………….
    ewe hate taht ewe wurk four us………………….
    half two goe two us two begg for evry jobb uve hadd………………..
    jam taht in youre i…………………

  9. mike says:

    I hate seeing crap like this, especially with the cost of movies. Every time I go, the fee sees an increase. It was only the turd movie I saw this year because of it. I’m kind of anal about getting my money’s worth. If the price is too high for what I’m getting, I tend to scat and go somewhere else.

  10. the dude says:

    this sounds like a wait for basic
    cable movie and I would have to be heavily sedated to enjoy it.

  11. Merle Tagladucci says:

    Happy Gilmore Productions has Sandler run wild and he’s proven time and time again he has terrible judgment. The last decent thing he was in was Funny People – and whaddaya know – that was a Judd Apatow vehicle. Before that, Reign Over Me…which was pretty dark and non-Sandler-like…and whoa guess what, that was a Mike Binder flick.

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