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    Posted: September 25 2010 at 1:01pm

No, I'm not defending Grown-Ups. Perhaps I should've put it into context for you more clearly; See, here's the problem: Little Nicky, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, and You Don't Mess With the Zohan were all on my Worst-of lists for their respective years. It turns out I'm the ONE person in my high school or college who doesn't like those three movies. Everyone just keeps praising it whenever I show them my Worst-of lists. It turns out that they'll just eat up anything if it stars Adam Sandler. Then comes Grown-Ups, which I MUST expect will get nominated for Worst Picture. It was bad enough my colleagues raved about Zohan, Chuck & Larry, and Nicky, but if they show the same love for Grown-Ups, I'm going to question their integrity. I cannot just stand by and let them eat this one up; I must think of a way to treat the problem!

And I believe moviewizguy thought the family gathering related plot was the only good thing about this film.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2010 at 9:03am
Originally posted by moviewizguy

This movie was stupid...but that was to be expected. The movie had a good idea with the whole family get together thing.
I hope you don't mean little children, not with Sandler and company's blue humor.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2010 at 9:37pm
This movie was stupid...but that was to be expected. The movie had a good idea with the whole family get together thing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2010 at 6:56pm
Originally posted by GTAHater767

Little Nicky, Chuck & Larry, and You Don't Mess With the Zohan were one thing, but please, not Grown-Ups!
Happy Gilmore may not have been a bad movie, but now too many of those who liked it think Sandler's infallible.
Wait, are you defending "Grown-Ups"? Because this is a tough crowd to sell that idea to ... without invading our dreams and planted the idea there.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GTAHater767 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2010 at 10:05pm

Little Nicky, Chuck & Larry, and You Don't Mess With the Zohan were one thing, but please, not Grown-Ups!

Happy Gilmore may not have been a bad movie, but now too many of those who liked it think Sandler's infallible.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2010 at 2:58pm
Originally posted by petcart

This movie is sooo good. I watched it with my girlfriend, and we were laughing so much.
Super! I can suggest it to everyone who like comedies ;)
To each his own, I suppose. One man's trash is another man's treasure. Except in MWG's case, in which all trash is treasure.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote petcart Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2010 at 9:20am
This movie is sooo good. I watched it with my girlfriend, and we were laughing so much.
Super! I can suggest it to everyone who like comedies ;)
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The concensus has been made:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS2FJRTG22A
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2010 at 5:15pm
And of course, since you HAD to post that idea, now it WILL happen!  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2010 at 3:39pm
AH CRAP! You had to go and drop Pauley Shore's name didn't you? Now Sandler is going to be seeking him out to star in the next Happy Madison Production!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2010 at 11:01am
Yeah, that's probably why Sandler's company is called "Happy Madison". There are many days when I wish he did start his career with "Big Daddy" and "Little Nicky", then his career might have gone the way of Pauly Shore's ... considering they are of equal talent: none!    

Originally posted by dEd Grimley

Ya know what? Sandler's most memorable movies are Billy Madison, and Happy Gilmore. Trying to act? No. He reinvented stupid comedy. Then he started trying to get serious about everything. And it all went downhill. Even as his movies have made more (and then less) money, nothing has ever had the impact of those first couple of movies. Those are the movies that a generation can go back and quote for the rest of their lives. 
Now, they weren't "good" movies... plenty of plot, character, etc. to infinity complaints... but those movies are why we know who Adam Sandler is. If he'd started with... Big Daddy and Little Nicky and all of that crap, he'd have never broken out.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vits Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2010 at 10:51am
Now that you mention it, I think I'd rather Sandler continued making movies than Kristen Stewart. Most people believe she doesn't like doing "acting." At least Sandler has fun doing it! 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote -1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2010 at 1:34am
Fair enough. But given that he owns the studio, and he almost exclusively works with his friends in his comedies, he is just having fun. That doesn't pardon him for making bad movies, but it isn't as bad as giving up integrity for a paycheck.
 
I'll admit that Bedtime Stories was a shameless cash grab though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dEd Grimley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2010 at 10:12pm
Ya know what? Sandler's most memorable movies are Billy Madison, and Happy Gilmore. Trying to act? No. He reinvented stupid comedy. Then he started trying to get serious about everything. And it all went downhill. Even as his movies have made more (and then less) money, nothing has ever had the impact of those first couple of movies. Those are the movies that a generation can go back and quote for the rest of their lives.
Now, they weren't "good" movies... plenty of plot, character, etc. to infinity complaints... but those movies are why we know who Adam Sandler is. If he'd started with... Big Daddy and Little Nicky and all of that crap, he'd have never broken out.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2010 at 5:46pm
Yeah -- since he has complete control over his own movies, Sandler can play it safe all he wants, so why should he bother trying?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2010 at 3:17pm
I'm not sure that I accept the truth of the statement, "Adam Sandler totally can act." But just for the sake of discussion, let's assume it is true. What is the greater artistic sin; to cast a guy with no talent who is going to drag down your movie, or to cast a guy who does have talent, but will openly choose not to use it, and still drag down your movie? I guess you end up with a bad movie either way, but I suspect that at this point in his career, Sandler has more than enough clout to pick his projects. Particularly since he runs his own production company. Approached from that perspective, I'd say Sandler absolutely deserves all the arrows we shoot at him.
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