Completely watchable but forgettable 1980s buddy comedy movie. 1980s is there as an adjective on purpose. The lack of jokes in this movie was surprising. This is one of those 80s movies where the filmmakers thought the overuse of profanity was good, clever, modern and funny. A curse word does not a joke make, nor does it work as actual dialogue. The plot is generic and the conclusion - a bus chase! followed by a perfunctory shoot-out - was anti-climatic.…
Simplistic, sure, a tad predictable, naturally, but entertaining throughout. Typical Sandler movie jokes and morality, but delivered well by the game cast. They all clearly enjoyed each other's company making this movie and the ragging on each other was fun to watch.
The best Sandler movie I have seen in a long while. Recommend.
Being a lifelong James Bond movie fan, I have seen and read more than my fair share of Bond "making of" and "behind the scenes" materials. On top of that, I recently researched and reviewed all the Bond films in 2012 for the Now Playing Podcast's James Bond movie retrospective series, so all the information is still fresh in my mind. So the subtitle of "The Untold Story of 007" doesn't apply to me; there is absolutely no new information…
The premise is solid, the movie starts off well but quickly falls into a slog before its strong finish.
A heartbroken young artist becomes an insomniac as he can't deal well with grief. As his insomnia worsens, we enter his artist's imaginative mind; we watch him analyze the world around him, which he can freeze for more intimate and intricate study, while listening to him profoundly come to conclusions in endless voiceover.
The director uses Ben's imagination, his fantasies and…