[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Billy is going back to school... Way back.
Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that he has what it takes to run the family business.
"If peeing your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis."
Childish and immature - but then again, what Sandler comedy isn't? I've seen better by him, like Click and Happy Gilmore, but I've also seen a lot worse, like Grown Ups and Jack and Jill. As long as you can cope with its stupidity, it's pretty fun and enjoyable. Nothing that will make it into my film collection, but not a bad way to spend the evening. Worth seeing just for the hilarious cameo by Steve Buscemi.
A masterpiece of idiocy.
Oh, back to school, back to school, to prove to dad that I'm not a fool.
I've got my lunch packed up, my shoes tied tight, I hope I don't get in a fight.
Oh, back to school, back to...
Well, here goes nothin'.
"Billy Madison" is dumb, formulaic, and, at times, annoying... but I laughed some.
The greatest movie ever made?
My review -- this film is now on DVD and this project did adequately at the box office [just over $6 million profit.] The storyline is basic, straight to the point and tedious. The comedy factor is hilarious, but eventually becomes monotonous and irritating actually to be more precise towards the end it is like nails on a chalkboard. The only good thing about this film is Adam Sandler, because of his enthusiasm for this role. So would I recommend this film? Yes, simply because Adam Sandler's early film roles are better than is recent film roles, but this film is not for children.
Buzz of Ultimate Awesomeness [ 2 out of 5.]
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It's not particularly funny, but does demonstrate that at some stage Adam Sandler had come understanding of comedic discipline, even if he didn't quite have the sense to understand how to use it (The last act is the most ludicrously Checkov's Gunniest ending I have seen in a long time). Now just to find out what happened to said understanding.
The weakest of the Adam Sandler movies that I can think of. Lot of stupidness in it, some gems (Steve Buscemi springs to mind) but drags after the first hour.
Very little redeeming quality about this film. It's the epitome of the dumbest brand of comedy! Waste of time.
The greatest movie ever made?
The elevator pitch is pretty straight forward, but it is surprising this script got green lit. Especially the beginning is such absurdist humor. Far more absurd than Happy Gilmore. I don't know how they got the budget for this. I think the peak comedy that comes from the absurdity is the penguin. Although the musical was pretty crazy as well.
Bridget Wilson was lovely, but as a 21 year old she really isn't very convincing as a 3rd grade teacher (and probably wouldn't be convincing in much of any role). Also she makes one of the fastest 180s toward the protagonist that I've seen (it only took the peeing your pants scene to turn her around).
And really Billy getting…
Anche questo non male. Ci sono certe parti molto simpatiche e idiote. C'é anche chris farley che fa un po l idiota..okk
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