[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.
This was probably the first time I've seen this in 5 years, maybe more. It's a movie I always remember loving and laughing my ass of at. If I was to guess what this would have been as a 16 year old or even in my 20's, I would say it was a 5 star comedy, no problem. This is a prime example of comedy as a collective, generally has diminishing returns.
This was lucky to get a 3 star rating from me this time around. Maybe it's just because I've seen it so many times, or maybe because nearly everything Sandler does now is pure shit. I just found this to be kind of funny and definitely not something…
Very funny movie. Make more movies like this ADDAM!!!!
No more of your nonsense with your more recent movies....
Hilarious and crap.
I refuse to rate movies like this. It is one of the dumbest, insulting movies out there but I would be a fucking liar if I claimed that I did not laugh my ass off at most of it.
Early Sander films you know back when watching Adam Sandler being a dumb, stupid idiot was pretty funny.
I had never really got acquainted with Adam Sandler's earlier movies when many claimed were pretty decent comedy flicks before it degenerated into the Happy Gilmore fiasco churning out year after year these days.
"Billy Madison" I believed is Sandler's first starring role and not directed by either Dennis Dugan or Frank Coraci but it rarely showed especially Sandler's script took centerstage and you were exposed to this crude comedy that had some sort of a heart embedded, a motif Sandler had been molding for years.
For the first half of the movie, I seriously thought Billy Madison had mental issues and problems with dealing with the grown-up world.
The premise of him going through all the grades and passed…
This film is funnier than it has any right to be. Between this, the Wedding Singer, and Happy Gilmore, Adam Sandler really had something going for himself. What happened Sandler? YOU BLEW IT!
Everyone says Adam Sandler's 90's comedies are great, but I don't see it, they are slightly less juvenile and stupid than his modern ones.
The film is also incredibly sexist.
It's funny cause... I am quite the Adam Sandler fan. I am much more of a Sandler fan than most, actually.
But "Billy Madison" is a new level of bad. It's just awful. There are a few moments of funny, but so few and far between that they're hard to enjoy.
I did enjoy the musical number, however, just cause it was so fuckin weird.
What's funny is that I think there is a message to be learned from this film, but I'm not sure if it was intended or not. Probably not.
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