This is not a great piece of art, but it is funny. There are plenty of Happy Madison films out there, going back as early as the 90's! But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. Rob Schneider, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, John Tuturro. It had everything from slapstick humor, ridiculous humor, and reference to other movie humor, to toilet humor. Some Sandler movies are just flat out awful. Rob Schneider is good as the half Mexican.
Compared to other Happy Madison films, it's no Happy Gilmore or Billy Madison, but it's up there. They were not portrayed in a negative light rather the opposite. If that didn't tickle your funny bone then the rest of the movie will leave you in stone faced indifference. The campfire song should win Oscar for best song. Over all enjoyable with quotable parts. No need to boycott the movie or anything people! He gets to try something new and different from the same old character he has always played before. I was smiling through the whole movie, it is suppose to be absolutely stupid, and that's what makes it brilliant.
And I like Dan Patrick has a sports personality -- but come on. I spent 119 minutes with this movie and another half hour writing this review. If you're looking for a good time and lots of laughs, you've found the right film. Granted I like a lot of terrible movies. It was different and unique.
Seems like that's still a real problem in Hollywood, surprisingly. I feel this movie was done to tick off the critics and to make the fans happy. I probably wouldn't watch it again. Most of the jokes were ridiculous and just plain childish. Among the most enjoyable scenes, John Turturo teaching baseball, and the poker game with Mark Twain, General Custer and Wyatt Earp.
As the Native American stereotypes, I wouldn't worry so much about that because if you culled everyone who could find offense in this movie whites, blacks, latinos, women we'd be here all day — I guess you could call it an equal opportunity offender. There's so many movies out now but few that I find are more than mediocre - this one just pips over mediocre mark : This movie was funny. Anyone who was expecting a great film going into this one is a complete tool. Not sure who's idea that was, but it was actually entertaining as well and I think kind of matched his personality. Although I love these types of movies, they don't garner more than 6 stars. There must be some sort of draw to him.
Although in Hombre the journey is accidental. This is a movie aimed at making you laugh, which I did a lot throughout. Anyway I personally loved it. In the course of this, he discovers that he has a number of half-brothers, and they join him on his quest. Now realizing that the movie theater is no longer a viable option to his laziness he has now taken his cinematic indifference to Netflix for a planned four-picture deal. You just spent 10 minutes out of your life reading this review. A few exceptions would be 50 First Dates, which I liked, and Click and The Wedding Singer, which weren't bad.
But really, what are we expecting? They're stupid, deliberately silly and at times over the top, that's the point. He makes fun movies with a wide cast of talent who clearly are having fun themselves in making silly entertainment. It is a long time I did not enjoy a movie like this one. Who knows, probably just making a bigger deal than it really is, like many people and organizations are doing these days. Sometimes we watch highly rated comedies or shows hoping for even a single laugh. In conclusion, I think people who will enjoy this movie will have a sense of humor, and they won't have hang-ups about being politically correct.
It's a parody, I guess, of every western movie from Dances With Wolves and Unforgiven all the way back to A Man Called Horse about a half-Indian man dealing his dual identity. This movie came recommended from a friend, after watching the first few minutes, I wasn't sure it would hold my attention, I am so glad I stuck with it. Casting Vanilla Ice as a rapping Mark Twain was hysterical. This is the strongest comedic supporting cast for a Sandler movie ever. The humour works, the scenes are well thought out to make you laugh, and the acting is pretty good.