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Adam Sandler - opinions?

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21st February 2005 11:59  #1

Bodhi Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 403
Adam Sandler - opinions?
Hey what do people think of Adam Sandler? It took me a while to get used to watching him in Spanglish, as I can't take the guy seriously after watching titles like Little Nicky and Happy Gilmore.

However he does a great job in Spanglish and I think overall, he has certainly matured and delivers an admirable performance. It's been a while since I last watched Punch Drunk Love but he was great in that too.

21st February 2005 16:39  #2

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,104 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
He was good in PDL, but I'm not really a fan of his work.

21st February 2005 22:15  #3

Barking Pumpkin Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: Italy Posts: 8
Adam Sandler? I just LOVEd his brand of comedy and his characters when he was doing SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE in the early 90s. As for his movies,I dunno.. PDL was a great film and he's very good in it,but it's probably because PT Anderson's directing him.Sandlers'comedies are watchable,granted,but apart maybe from THE WEDDING SINGER they're no classics in the making.
BTW,there's a great article on Sanders and trying to figure out WHY his films are so successful in the DEC/JAN issue of PREMIERE

21st February 2005 22:44  #4

Edgeworth Member Join Date: July 2004 Location: United States Posts: 256 Send a message via AIM to Edgeworth Send a message via MSN to Edgeworth
I laughed alot more watching 'The Wedding Singer' than any other Adam Sandler movie. And I don't understand how anyone could say Punch-Drunk Love was not a good movie. Adam Sandler did prove he had potential, but as Barking Pumpkin already mentioned, he was being directed by P.T. Anderson. Maybe it was his acting, Anderson's directing, or Jon Brion's beautiful score, but that film was alot better than I expected it to be.

22nd February 2005 5:56  #5

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
I only like "funny" Adam Sandler like in Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Water Boy, 50 First Dates etc. I hated Punch Drunk Love and I'm not interested in watching Spanglish. I'm looking foward to his new movie The Longest Yard, that looks hilarious.

22nd February 2005 10:30  #6

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
His older funny stuff can be good to pass some spare time.......

22nd February 2005 19:38  #7

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,437 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Punch Drunk love was it, the rest is vile garbage in my opinion.

22nd February 2005 23:38  #8

Gods Hand Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 13
I enjoy Adam Sandler. 50 First Dates was horrible though. Quite a few ripped off jokes from previous Sandler films. I thought PDL was very good. Sandler proved he can act. PT is good, but he's not good enough to make a bad actor as good as Sandler is in PDL.

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