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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.
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'.
Not everything in it works, but it has a very "throw-everything-in-and-see-what-sticks" feel, which is more than I can say for most of his work.
in order to inherit his fathers hotel empire , an immature and lazy man repeats 1-12 grade over again to show that he is smart enough to run the empire.
Adam Sandler movies sometimes get a bad wrap, but Billy Madison is actually pretty good.
L'histoire en générale est pas nécessairement folle, mais j'ai quand même aimé les gags un peu déplacés qui sortent de nul part. Ça me rappele les Appendices pis j'aime bin ça. J'avais jamais vu ce film qui est pourtant catégorisé dans les comédies cultes sur Netflix...mais je sais pas pourquoi.
A few funny moments couldn't keep me from shutting off the movie.
"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.
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