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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.
"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'.
So this was on MTV late last night. It's still pretty great, even though nostalgia plays a huge role in that. They censored the word "balls" though. That was strange.
When it comes to Adam Sandler and comedy, this 2.5 star review of Billy Madison should be filed under the category of "Masterpiece".
My main problem with him? He isn't very funny. At least with this incredibly stupid movie (not even an insult, I think even those who made the film would describe it that way) he makes me laugh from time to time.
When I tell people that Adam Sandler isn't funny, you would think I just went in front of a church and burned a Bible. I don't get it. The dudes entire comedic career is talking in a dumb guy voice and saying things like "Shabadidoo!".
His performances in films like Punch Drunk Love, Funny People and Reign Over Me make it even worse for me, because he clearly has talent. Whether we ever see it again is the question.
I thought this was going to be a complete loss, but the last 20 minutes was pretty hilarious. Oh, and Bridgette Wilson isn't too hard to look at.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is actually really hilarious
P.S. I'm horny
Mr. Sandler, what you've made is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever seen. At no point in your rambling, incoherent film were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having seen it. I award you 2 stars, and may God have mercy on your soul.
A masterpiece of idiocy.
If I hadn't recently watched some (I refuse to watch it in its entirety) of Going Overboard (1989) I would have thought this the least funny Adam Sandler film out there.
What to say? Steve Buscemi steals the only titter (there are no laughs here. Move on please) as a guy Madison used to bully at school. Madison phones him to apologise for his past behaviour and Buscemi accepts his apology with good grace, hangs up, then crosses Madison off his "People To Kill" list.
If you're a West Wing fan Bradley Whitford's wildly OTT villain will be particularly embarrassing to witness.
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