Kevin James and the Happy Madison (Adam Sandler) production team take a humorous and more broadly mainstream stab at Warrior, except they bypass all of the useless drama about brothers battling in the finale.
This animated monster mash-up from director Genndy Tartakovsky finds Dracula (Adam Sandler) running an exclusive getaway resort for
the paranormal set with assistance from his good buddy Frankenstein
A successful plastic surgeon (Adam Sandler) pretends to be married to woo women, but when he meets the woman of his dreams (Brooklyn Decker) he ensnares his assistant (Jennifer Aniston) into a deeper (and dumber and dumber) web of lies and misunderstandings on the way to his happily ever after. Grade: F.
Adam Sandler cast a bunch of old buddies as his old buddies (Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and David Spade) and reunited with director Dennis Dugan, whose long-running collaboration with the Sandler dates back to 'Happy Gilmore.' You'd think this thing would yield more organically generated laughs. Grade: C.
Don't let the title of Adam Sandler's latest movie fool you: 'Grown Ups' is as juvenile as anything in the actor's filmography. At 43, Sandler remains mainstream America's go-to goof-off, a guy whose perpetual adolescence has made him one of the most successful box-office stars of the last 20 years.
Writer/director Judd Apatow raises the stakes on his already stellar formula for generating laughs with a comedy that's equal parts sincerity and wit. This is by far Adam Sandler's best movie because Apatow writes comic set pieces that allow germs of humor to expand between the more obvious laughs that Sandler hits with sharp-shooter accuracy. Grade: A-.