Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison Productions,
Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Vanilla Ice, James Caan, Milo Ventimiglia, Will Forte, Rachel Dratch, Nick Swardson, Ana Gasteyer, Luenell, Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri Martino , Colin Quinn, Todd Bridges, Alan Thicke, Ian Ziering
Donny (Adam Sandler) became somewhat of a celebrity due to his having sex with his teacher, and her becoming world famous in the trial that followed. She had a baby, and after being sentences to 30 years in prison, Donny received custody of young Han Solo (Andy Samberg) when he turned 18. No surprise that Donny was not a very good father, and when Han Solo turned 18 he left home, changed his name to Todd, and became a successful adult. But when Donny needed a chunk of money to pay back taxes the same time Todd was getting married, though Donny had no idea where Todd had gone or what had become of him, suddenly his picture is plastered over all the society pages. So Donny shows up to the wedding just in time to insert himself back into Todd’s life and the wedding, and naturally he turns everything upside down in this hilarious dysfunctional family disaster film.
This film is like a reunion of many of our favorite characters like in any Sandler film. Surprisingly Rob Schneider is nowhere to be found however. This is a pretty funny film, although a lot raunchier than most of the Sandler films, and that extra edginess may have hurt this film a lot in the box office. It wasn’t horrible by any means, but it was a little bit strange. Sandler does one of his awful accents again (like he idea he had in Little Nicky and in The Waterboy) and it is a bit annoying throughout the film. I’m not sure it was necessary, but he was trying to develop some character for Donny I guess to make him annoying, if he wasn’t annoying enough already. Basically it’s a little nastier that usual Happy Madison film that never quite goes over the top. Not always as funny as it should be, this is not going to be remembered as one of Adam’s better films, but if you a Sandler fan, as I am, and don’t mind a little nasty stuff, this is pretty good humor after all. This guy is really a pain, but he’s got a good heart, and Todd (Han) needs to learn too not to be too stiff and uptight all the time. In the end, they work out a lot of the issues. The SNL alumni that show up give us a few good guffaws, and all in all it was worth watching. Just don’t go in expecting too much, and it won’t disappoint you.
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