[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.
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.
One of Sandler's early works. Silly but funny. I liked the giant penguin and Billy telling kid's jokes at high school.
The soundtrack, as always in Sandler movies, is pretty cool.
I'm no sure if there was meant to be more than one Madison character - if not then Sandler lost character a number of times. Jerry Lewis used to do this king of thing in good taste and with his eyes closed.
Chris Farley is in it for 3 min and stole the movie for me miss that guy
Watched whilst working on my thesis "Burning Dog Poo & the human response."
"What is a horse shoe? What does a horse shoe do? Are there any horse socks? Is anybody listening to me?"
Adam Sandler is so on off with me but here I think he finds the right balance...almost. The opening is a little shaky and mostly bereft of laughs but once the main story kicks in, thankfully things get funnier. Good chemistry between Sandler and the kids. Bridgette Wilson is nice to look at. Chris Farley is still gold in this. My first experience with Steve Buscemi. All in all a fun goofball comedy.
Do you have anymore gum?
Just doesn't hold up, but that's to be expected.
Adam Sandler is borderline mentally handicapped, and it gets really tiring after 10 minutes.
Bridgette Wilson is an absolute stunner. Probably the all time best Sandler girl. The only issue is she goes from hating Sandler to loving him in the blink of an eye; even allowing him to get away with knowingly groping her. Its not the actresses fault, its all script.
Chris Farley has a standout cameo, nearly all of his lines are delivered perfectly. In one small shot he steals the scene as you see his face become redder and redder. He was an absolute star talent, who is greatly missed.
A comedy classic. I watch this movie every year or two and it never gets old. One of Adam Sandler's best. It's too bad he can't capture the magic anymore.
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