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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.
Cracked me up. This is one of those movies in a bunch of maybe three, that bunch entitled "OK Sandler films".
Just silly fun. Nothing more nothing less.
Isn't this supposed to be the ONE good Sandler-Movie besides "Happy Gilmore"?
Even "Pixels" was more entertaining ... and less stupid.
I don't get you people.
Really fun little Adam Sandler film.
He's an idiot who needs to go back to school. From Grade one to grade twelve. Chris Farley is also in this. I really enjoyed this film. I'm trying to think if I should keep the DVD or not. Would I ever watch this again, Maybe.
I'll think about it.
This is debatably one of Sandlers funniest comedies especially comparing to recent attempts such as Pixels and Grown Ups
The jokes and gags in this film are generally stupid and so to enjoy it you have to relax and not take the film to seriously
However not all of the jokes work at all a lot of the time the film falls flat on its attempts at comedy and sometimes I just found myself cringing at them
"Stop looking at me swan!" Sandler states to a tap after debating weather shampoo or conditioner are better. While there's no denying it's remarkably stupid Billy Madison seemed fresh and unusual back before Adam Sandler's shtick got old. Here he plays a rich, childish twenty seven year old who has to get through school in order to inherit his father's business. It's not smart, but it is funny. Sandler's early work put more effort into jokes, dialogue and assuring that no matter how outlandish or even bizarre, the crazy that takes place actually is comical. Switch your brain off and you will have a good time, I know people love to beat on Sandler's work due to his output over the last few years but people do forget that there was a time when he and his films were a funny diversion.
"Billy Madison" is plentiful amusing when it comes to creating an engaging story and having loads of silly gags.It's ultimately a fun, goofy comedy as long as you can cope with Sandler's immaturity.
The most interesting thing about Billy Madison is that intermittently, and briefly, there are flickers and flashes of self awareness, or what could even arguably be described as intelligent humour. Every now and then there's a joke that makes light of how comprehensively idiotic this entire film is, or a joke that is noticeably, even dissonantly, sharper and funnier than the low brow mire surrounding it. It's fascinating to see something perceptive and even vaguely insightful in between two poop jokes, for example.
Alas, it's not enough to save the film. For every joke that sticks, for every idea that works, there is an endless supply of unfunny, tedious garbage. For the ten percent of this that is bearable and…
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