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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.
I'm starting to wonder if I actually ever found Adam Sandler that funny. There are laughs to be found (Steve Buscemi's one minute alone in this film made it worth my time), but you have to get through about 20 minutes of obnoxiousness to get to each one. I won't be revisiting this film anytime soon.
Dumb and simple, though mildly amusing Sandler comedy.
Not Sandler's best film. But definitely his best comedy.
Such a stupid, stupid movie. Funny, but so stupid. Adam Sandler is particularly annoying here, and the story is beyond intelligent comprehension. I laughed, but only at the sheer idiocy of what I was seeing.
Well, I'd never seen it. Now I have. Plus points for being less cynical and more good-natured than the older Sandler's wastes of time.
I'm much more of a Happy Gilmore guy than a Billy Madison guy but this one has it's moments.
Tamra Davis' 1995 movie has rightfully grown a strong cult following. I remember hating it when it came out, but seeing it a few years later the absurdism of the situations made me laugh. Now 20 years later, there is most certainly a sort of goofy-subversive and yet innocent charm. Adam Sandler keeps on-going non-stop throughout the movie. And when it all turns into a sort of crazed musical, it is hard not to enjoy it.
Well, shit. I actually kinda liked an Adam Sandler comedy. Look, that's still what this is, I know. That means plenty of the jokes here fall flat, like a running gag with a gay, horny elementary school principal. But I found myself laughing again and again at the goofy, bizarre gags and characters that kept piling on. It's far from perfect, but it's the first Sandler comedy I've seen that ditches silly sentimentality and devotes itself entirely to making me laugh (at the expense of, you know... making sense, sure). Honestly, it felt like a revelation.
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