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LOVE IT

  • Mar 22, 2011
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BILLY MADISON

Now I know a lot of people that hate this movie but then again I know a lot that love it, I am one of those that loves it. Honestly has there ever been a better "dumb" movie as my boy Kenny calls it. In my eyes it still holds up today with classic lines and one liners that I still fin myself repeating today. Honestly anything with Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley and Norm Macdonald in the same film had to be a classic.

The film is about man child Billy Madison who is the son of a very wealthy man so he really doesn't have to do anything but lie around and do nothing. Follow penguins around, magazines and two friends enjoying it all with him, until someone else wants to take over his father's company. It is at that point that Billy decides he must get serious and take care of the family business. His father reuses at first but then agrees that if Billy goes back to school and passes each grade from first to 12th he will hand the company over to him.

I have to admit that I have always loved this movie, don't know what it is about these crazy early Sandler flicks but I love them. I mean come on, Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley, Norm Macdonald and more. It is that stupid humor but it is also fun humor, Sandler interacting with the kids and everything is priceless. There are some classic moments in this film like the peeing in ones pants and the interactions between Billy and the man looking to take his father's company. You classic stupid/dumb humor like that, I can't help it but I love it.

Director Tamra Davis [who directed other classic comedies such as "Half Baked", "Best Men", and "CB4"] does a good job keeping Sandler and Tim Herlihy's script moving at a good pace and the film never gets boring. As far as acting it is just what you would want from this type of flick. Sandler is his usual crazy self and Norm MacDonald is his perfect self as well. Bridgette Wilson is as hot as ever, I still wish Billy would have gotten more questions right in that tent. Bradley Whitford is a show stealer throughout the entire flick and is a great villain. Every one here is perfect for their part including the uncredited Steve Buscemi, love it.

I know a lot of people do not like this movie but I know a lot love it, I am one of those who love it. It is the perfect movie for a nice and relaxing lazy day, I need me one of those so I may watch this once again here soon. The DVD is great with a commentary from the director and is a good one. I recommend this movie to all those out there that like dumb comedies.

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March 31, 2011
This movie is a classic, hands down. I feel as of recent Adam's work has declined. It would be great to see him be in another movie like this again. Great review. The Straw Man
 
March 26, 2011
You love it probably because it's a movie that relaxes you... I feel they made so few movie that relaxes us these days. Instead, movie that shocks are what movie-goers tend to go for. Personally, I don't think that's a good trend!
March 27, 2011
100% that is true, relaxing film for sure.
 
March 22, 2011
Been awhile since I saw this one; I do agree that while it isn't one of my faves, I do watch this when I am bored and/or when it is on cable. nice review.
 
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I know a lot of people do not like this movie but I know a lot love it, I am one of those who love it. It is the perfect movie for a nice and relaxing lazy day, I need me one of those so I may watch this once again here soon. The DVD is great with a commentary from the director and is a good one. I recommend this movie to all those out there that like dumb comedies.
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