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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.
A goofball comedy of the highest order, Tamra Davis's "Billy Madison" will never be mistaken for anything sophisticated; it is, however, a whole lot of silly fun. Following Adm Sandler's titular protagonist as he returns to all grades of school, the film is an energetic blend of low level comedy, heart, and an odd musical number or two. It may not be exceedingly smart, but it is plentifully amusing.
The plot of Davis's film revolves around rich man-child, Billy, having to return to elementary and high school in order to inherit his father's business. There, he makes friends, enemies, and romantic connections. The production focuses on Sandler's hijinks as the title character, and Davis's camera puts a premium on his…
"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.
More annoying than funny. I won't deny a few good moments, but they were few and far between. Still better than anything Sandler's released in the last ten years, though.
It is juvenile and ridiculous, but I love 'Billy Madison'. Off the wall, bizarre, fun, and flat out funny. So many quotable lines that make me laugh but probably should not.
"What about you sideburns? You want some of this milk?"
I'll have nightmares with that penguin.
A 90's Classic.
this movie sucks a fair bit
I watched this on Region B DVD.
This is the Adam Sandler that has last been the film for me to watch and finally I've caught up. I'm so glad that the film isn't like he first 15 minutes throughout, his voice and the penguin did get on my nerves a little but it soon came into its own, with some really funny and buzzard Sandler humour thrown in for good measure. The saving grace of the film is by far that of Chris Farley who when he was on screen left me in stitchers, as well as Steve Buscemi who I didn't know was going to turn up was hilarious and only had two lines of dialogue. My only…
I had not watched this in probably 20 years. It is not good at all.
"Ultraviolet rays, bad. Lotion, good."
I have a very precise way of watching films in my collection of DVDs. In a rather timely manner, I came to watch Billy Madison, a story about a 27 year-old man-child going back to school, on the eve of me, a 22 year-old man-child, going back to study at university.
This is very early Sandler so it's incredibly goofy, the kind of film you'd see languishing in the bargain bins for £1.99 (in fact, I think that's where I got my copy), but its actually one of his more hilarious efforts. There are some real zingers here: the dodgeball game, a brilliant musical number with hilariously out-of-context lyrics, and every scene with Chris Farley in it.
I hadn't seen it in a while, and I duly laughed my arse off. Maybe I just have low standards, and who the hell cares!?
One of Sandler's early works. Silly but funny. I liked the giant penguin and Billy telling kid's jokes at high school.
The soundtrack, as always in Sandler movies, is pretty cool.
I'm no sure if there was meant to be more than one Madison character - if not then Sandler lost character a number of times. Jerry Lewis used to do this king of thing in good taste and with his eyes closed.
Help me out with this one guys.
"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…