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(Chicago Trib)   "Even with 87.5 years to go, the 21st century may never see a stupider comedy than That's My Boy"   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 126
    More: Obvious, Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, MPAA ratings, neurotic, Hot Tub Time Machine, Vanilla Ice, Sean Anders  
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2012-06-14 03:25:23 PM  
As long as Adam Sandler is still alive, you will see dumber comedies.
 
2012-06-14 04:03:40 PM  
The critics never appreciate stupid movies. I saw "Grandma's Boy", which I think got like a 10% of Rotten Tomatoes, and thought it was damned funny.
 
2012-06-14 04:27:08 PM  
Who goes to his movies? Where does he get the money to make these?
 
2012-06-14 04:28:04 PM  
wow, he goes so far as to ask the to bring back jack and jill.

ouch
 
2012-06-14 04:31:41 PM  
Adam Sandler. Figures.
 
2012-06-14 04:34:16 PM  
While Jack and Jill was indeed a cinematic abortion, I can see this movie being ok from the trailers, but I'll wait until it's on cable or something.
 
2012-06-14 04:37:49 PM  

CPT Ethanolic: The critics never appreciate stupid movies. I saw "Grandma's Boy", which I think got like a 10% of Rotten Tomatoes, and thought it was damned funny.


10%? fark that shiat, that movie was awesome!
 
2012-06-14 04:37:52 PM  
Well, that's just nitpicking, isn't it?
 
2012-06-14 04:39:26 PM  
I feel dirty just reading about this shiatfest.
 
2012-06-14 04:41:42 PM  
I saw the trailer months ago.. looked like a total train wreck.
 
2012-06-14 04:42:15 PM  
I'm guessing it'll make Hangover type money. Well, maybe Hangover 2.
 
2012-06-14 04:42:16 PM  
I honestly think him and De Niro are having a race to see who can do the worst movie.
Fockers 9: The Funeral, coming soon.
 
2012-06-14 04:42:55 PM  
I dont want to see this. But tomorrow is the roomates birthday and she wants to see it. If one of you puts me in a coma between now and then you can have my roomate she is pretty and has big boobs.
 
2012-06-14 04:43:42 PM  

groppet: I dont want to see this. But tomorrow is the roomates birthday and she wants to see it. If one of you puts me in a coma between now and then you can have my roomate she is pretty and has big boobs.


I don't trust your opinion on pretty
 
2012-06-14 04:47:19 PM  

CPT Ethanolic: The critics never appreciate stupid movies. I saw "Grandma's Boy", which I think got like a 10% of Rotten Tomatoes, and thought it was damned funny.


I... can't... stop...it... feels... so... good!
 
2012-06-14 04:47:55 PM  
I now pronounce you Chuck and Larry?

gothamnews.files.wordpress.com

I'll allow it.... play on.
 
2012-06-14 04:48:48 PM  
 
2012-06-14 04:49:29 PM  
I enjoyed Grown Ups, thought it was pretty darn good
 
2012-06-14 04:50:49 PM  

scottydoesntknow: As long as Adam Sandler is still alive, you will see dumber comedies.


I assume you're using the word "comedies" in a metaphorical sense.
 
2012-06-14 04:53:04 PM  
Jack and Jill's box office take: $149,673,788, on a budget of $79M.

This raises several questions. First, that's (roughly) 2 million tickets sold. Second, and more alarmingly, for a movie with what I assume is little in terms of CGI and a few bucks for the "Jill" makeup, how do you spend $80M? I would suspect that Sandler and his SNL buds decided to party every day in some pricey locations, more or less letting the production company foot the bill for their vacation. I have to admit that these two things combined is pretty intriguing. Ostensibly the movie "broke even", give or take. And the goofballs lived it up for a few weeks on set. The question remains -- have Sandler et al. discovered the perfect movie-making formula such that they know how much to build into a production so that, because they make "enough" money, they can continue putting out more (in other words, keep partying)?
 
2012-06-14 04:55:13 PM  
Stupider? Pah! This opera's as lousy as it is brilliant!
 
2012-06-14 04:55:25 PM  

GoodyearPimp: Jack and Jill's box office take: $149,673,788, on a budget of $79M.

This raises several questions. First, that's (roughly) 2 million tickets sold. Second, and more alarmingly, for a movie with what I assume is little in terms of CGI and a few bucks for the "Jill" makeup, how do you spend $80M? I would suspect that Sandler and his SNL buds decided to party every day in some pricey locations, more or less letting the production company foot the bill for their vacation. I have to admit that these two things combined is pretty intriguing. Ostensibly the movie "broke even", give or take. And the goofballs lived it up for a few weeks on set. The question remains -- have Sandler et al. discovered the perfect movie-making formula such that they know how much to build into a production so that, because they make "enough" money, they can continue putting out more (in other words, keep partying)?


Link
 
2012-06-14 04:55:35 PM  

Zombie DJ: I honestly think him and De Niro are having a race to see who can do the worst movie.
Fockers 9: The Funeral, coming soon.


Pacino was in Jack and Jill. he and Deniro were both in The Godfather II. Heat. WTF?
 
2012-06-14 04:56:54 PM  
They showed a clip on Letterman last night. The stupid accent Sandler uses in the movie was grating my nerves to hell. And that was just a 30 second clip.


GoodyearPimp: The question remains -- have Sandler et al. discovered the perfect movie-making formula such that they know how much to build into a production so that, because they make "enough" money, they can continue putting out more (in other words, keep partying)?


His movies have made three BILLION dollars worldwide. I weep for humanity.
 
2012-06-14 04:57:11 PM  

GoodyearPimp: Jack and Jill's box office take: $149,673,788, on a budget of $79M.

This raises several questions. First, that's (roughly) 2 million tickets sold. Second, and more alarmingly, for a movie with what I assume is little in terms of CGI and a few bucks for the "Jill" makeup, how do you spend $80M? I


They didn't. There's no way that movie cost $80mill. Studios bullshiat about their reported budgets.
 
2012-06-14 04:59:18 PM  

Dogfacedgod: CPT Ethanolic: The critics never appreciate stupid movies. I saw "Grandma's Boy", which I think got like a 10% of Rotten Tomatoes, and thought it was damned funny.

10%? fark that shiat, that movie was awesome!


For a group of people mostly found in Sandler movies, they did better than anything Sandler had done just prior to it, and Sandler has done nothing as funny since. That movie has some great characters and lines in it.

/I hate your face
 
2012-06-14 04:59:27 PM  
Critic must not realize they are filming "Grown-Ups 2" right now.
 
2012-06-14 05:01:52 PM  

GoodyearPimp: Jack and Jill's box office take: $149,673,788, on a budget of $79M.

This raises several questions. First, that's (roughly) 2 million tickets sold. Second, and more alarmingly, for a movie with what I assume is little in terms of CGI and a few bucks for the "Jill" makeup, how do you spend $80M?


Sandler probably takes $25-30 million off the top just to show up (might be as high as 40). Pacino doesn't come cheap either. Katie Holmes probably got a couple million. Figure over 40 million (maybe 50) before you even shoot a frame.
 
2012-06-14 05:02:08 PM  
I think the premise of My Boy is somewhat funny but the previews aren't doing it any justice.
 
2012-06-14 05:03:05 PM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: I think the premise of My Boy is somewhat funny but the previews aren't doing it any justice favors.


FTFM
 
2012-06-14 05:03:30 PM  
Sandler and samberg?? Jewcrazy!!!!!
 
2012-06-14 05:06:21 PM  
At some point, we are just going to have to come to grips with the fact that Sandler just isn't funny, and never has been. He's a one trick pony with a pretty boring trick. His very best stuff isn't funny at all (Punch Drunk Love) and the movies that were funny were funny primarily because of other actors (Happy Gilmore and Bob Barker, for example.)

The guy just kind of sucks.
 
2012-06-14 05:06:52 PM  
I'd just like to say that I liked the fight scenes of Sucker Punch (which was, fortunately a majority of the movie). If that was all it was, it'd be 3 stars easy.
 
2012-06-14 05:07:11 PM  
 
2012-06-14 05:07:56 PM  

GoodyearPimp: for a movie with what I assume is little in terms of CGI and a few bucks for the "Jill" makeup, how do you spend $80M?


Sorry, that "Hollywood Accounting" link was for you.
 
2012-06-14 05:16:56 PM  

Rent Party: At some point, we are just going to have to come to grips with the fact that Sandler just isn't funny, and never has been. He's a one trick pony with a pretty boring trick. His very best stuff isn't funny at all (Punch Drunk Love) and the movies that were funny were funny primarily because of other actors (Happy Gilmore and Bob Barker, for example.)

The guy just kind of sucks.


Grandma's Boy - lightning just struck on that one.
 
2012-06-14 05:24:22 PM  
Has "Ow, My Balls" been made yet?
 
2012-06-14 05:27:04 PM  

scottydoesntknow: As long as Adam Sandler is still alive, you will see dumber comedies.


This.
 
2012-06-14 05:28:09 PM  

CPT Ethanolic: The critics never appreciate stupid movies. I saw "Grandma's Boy", which I think got like a 10% of Rotten Tomatoes, and thought it was damned funny.


The thing was, Sandler wasn't IN the movie.
 
2012-06-14 05:28:20 PM  

Rent Party: At some point, we are just going to have to come to grips with the fact that Sandler just isn't funny, and never has been. He's a one trick pony with a pretty boring trick. His very best stuff isn't funny at all (Punch Drunk Love) and the movies that were funny were funny primarily because of other actors (Happy Gilmore and Bob Barker, for example.)

The guy just kind of sucks.


I never understood why his Opera Man skits were on SNL so many times. Somehow, unfunny television led to an unfunny movie career.
 
2012-06-14 05:29:28 PM  

Shazam999: Has "Ow, My Balls" been made yet?


I think Tosh.0 qualifies.
 
2012-06-14 05:32:41 PM  
I bet it's funny. From the trailers, I can see that Mr. Sandler yells a lot- and that never gets old.
I bet someone gets hit in the testicles too. That's always hilarious.
 
2012-06-14 05:32:56 PM  

Mugato: I think Tosh.0 qualifies.


you're giving him too much credit to that. AFV was doing it way, way back. they have whole segments devoted to the nut shot
 
2012-06-14 05:35:39 PM  

halfof33: I now pronounce you Chuck and Larry?

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I'll allow it.... play on.


Comparing the trailer for Chuck and Larry to Your Highness is amusing. Right when your ready to throw in the towel and say "Fark this cut&paste shiat" BOOM, hot chick in her skivvies.
 
2012-06-14 05:37:15 PM  

Flappyhead: Right when your ready to throw in the towel and say "Fark this cut&paste shiat" BOOM, hot chick in her skivvies.


I would think a shot of a hot chick in her skivvies would be the definition of cut-n-paste shiat.
 
2012-06-14 05:48:08 PM  

theorellior: Flappyhead: Right when your ready to throw in the towel and say "Fark this cut&paste shiat" BOOM, hot chick in her skivvies.

I would think a shot of a hot chick in her skivvies would be the definition of cut-n-paste shiat.


I never said it wasn't, but it does manage to pull the target demographic back in.
 
2012-06-14 05:48:26 PM  
I'm having a very difficult time believing it could be worse than this mess:

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2012-06-14 05:48:51 PM  

Greenbeanx: Who goes to his movies? Where does he get the money to make these?


Bored teenagers.
 
2012-06-14 06:00:05 PM  
"Sho uh, uh, thank you, I uh, THANGOO VERREE MUCH you're all sho nice, I uh, I uh SHABBA-SHABBA HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, HOMMA HOMMMA BEEEEEEE SHADDDUP!!!"
 
2012-06-14 06:00:37 PM  
Well, I guess if it gets Andy Samberg in a movie that tons of people will see and make lots of money so he can be free to do the stuff he wants to do then good for him.
 
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