[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.
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.
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'.
"I liked Billy Madison a lot. It's a movie that i'm not sure i'd like if I watched it now, but there's some clever quirky stuff going on in there. There's actually some kind of effort going into it as opposed to his movies now" - Jay Bauman
I think this movie would have been more enjoyable to me had I grown up with it, just in the way that Jay suggested in the quote I used above. There's some jokes that just don't work for me, the first 15 minutes is kind of a forgettable set-up and the elementary school portion of the movie while entertaining, isn't consistently hilarious. The second half of this movie though, or at the…
If you don't want to think too much and are just in the mood to laugh; watch this one. Some awesome Chris Farley performances, and a few scenes with the popular Norm MacDonald.
I mean, there's enough funny stuff, but there's a ton of filler and duds. A very 90s comedy.
I need that 89 minutes of my life back, please.
The funny thing about watching movies like this for the first time this long after they came out is that it's mostly a checklist of "oh, that's where that phrase that I heard every kid say a million times came from."
At long last, "Stop looking at me, swan," and "so sorry to interrupt," have context.
Dämlich und doof. Aber ich muss zugeben, dass ich ein paar Mal gelacht habe. Der ist trotzdem einfach zu trottelig.
Good, stupid fun.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I could have used this 1:30 hours to horse back riding, cleaning my porch or even drinking Arizona half and half, but I chose to watch Billy Madison. WASTE OF TIME!
The story is about a rich stupid idiotic 27 year old ridiculous and not funny at all guy. He has to repeat 1-12 grades so he can get his father's company, instead one of his father's employees. That is how easy and bad the plot is.
Jokes are not funny, Adam is not funny, bye bye!
"Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."
"Okay, a simple "wrong" would've done just fine."
100% nostalgic classic comedy; one of the most quotable films of all time.
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