| Billy Madison (1995) |
One of Adam Sandler's earliest and, sadly, worst movies about a grown man who goes back to school so he can inherit his father's chain of hotels. Problem is, Billy is a complete child in every respect except physical. It's a wonder he can tie his shoes, much less contain his immaturity long enough to snag a diploma.
Naturally, his teacher is the much more intelligent and rational Veronica who at first despises Billy for being... well Billy. Over time though all her common sense evaporates and she starts to fall for him, becoming a love interest just so the main character of the movie can have one.
When Billy isn't barely passing through the grades of elementary and later high school his hobbies include hanging with his (Possibly stupider?) male friends or reading nudie mags. Clearly, this man would be an excellent role model for the young men of today to strive to be.
Despite being a comedy, the movie is not funny, is not fair in its portrayal of men, and is certainly not entertaining. Even hardcore Sandler fans will dislike this humorless mess and rational men who care about how they are portrayed will want to chuck it out a window... from the top floor of a really high building. One or maybe two funny jokes save this from being a complete train wreck, but it's not worth sitting through the other 81 minutes of complete crap. Pass on this one like you would a kidney stone, hate and pain-filled at a God who would inflict this upon you.
- Reviewed by Midnight Undead
Rating: PG-13 (Crude humor, mild violence, sexual content, language)
Duration: 1 hour and 25 minutes