The last time I saw a film about bank robbing was when The Town was in theaters, and I don’t know about you but my self-emanating laugh track was not in danger of being worn out that day. 30 Minutes or Less goes for the apposing drama mask for its take on the heist film genre, creating a decent comedy structured around a simple and ridiculous premise. [Read more...]
Sandler’s latest comedy romance flick is a bit confused with what it wants to be as it openly embraces broad physical comedy as well as trying to be a sweet romantic comedy. The film becomes a huge contrived mess by the end and it all starts with Sandler’s character, Danny. Danny likes to wear his wedding band, which he never got to use, to pick up hot sympathizing girls after he sells them on a sob story about his marriage. At a party he picks up Palmer (Brooklyn Decker), a young blonde school teacher, but doesn’t have his ring on and forms a real spark with her. After spending the night on the beach together, Palmer, discovers Danny’s fake wedding ring in his pocket which forces him to create a lie about it in that he is getting a divorce. From here he recruits his assistant, Katherine (Jennifer Aniston), to pose as his ex only to discover that she is actually quite the looker as well when she isn’t dressed up work clothes. Before we know it Danny’s cousin and Katherine’s kids are involved and the mess gets even bigger; and I haven’t even thrown in the couple from Katherine’s past that further complicates things.
I have never been a huge Adam Sandler fan, and based on the few clips and trailers I have seen I was pretty ready to write this one off. Let’s just call it a general lack of enthusiasm on both fronts. But fans can rejoice once more; if he has made a fan of me with Just Go With It, then their loyalty is sure to be rewarded once more.
This time around Sandler plays a plastic surgeon, Danny, who has managed to bed girl after girl by playing the “I’m in a horrible marriage” card, avoiding commitment and hurt by doing so. However, following a night on the beach with yet another woman he decides that he may finally be willing to make something more than just a one night stand. But when she finds his wedding ring in his pocket he must quickly build a web of lies to avoid telling her the truth, starting with turning his assistant Katherine into his soon-to-be ex-wife and her two kids into his own. [Read more...]