|Directed by:||Tom McCarthy|
|Written by:||Tom McCarthy|
|Cast:||Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Clifford Smith, Melonie Diaz, Ellen Barkin|
|Genre:||Comedy, Drama, Fantasy|
There was time when I would consider myself an Adam Sandler fan. Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore were on permanent replay, while The Wedding Singer and Big Daddy snuck in a surprising amount of heart. Looking at his recent work, I struggle with whether I was just the right age to find his immature sense of humor funny, or if Adam Sandler’s sense of humor just happened to age like old milk. Sandler still gets in an impressive performance every now and then, but it is usually only when working with a director or actors outside of his usual circle of friends. Thomas McCarthy definitely fits that bill. His unusually slow paced dramedies The Station Agent and Win Win were some of the bigger surprises to come out of cinema in years. It seems though that McCarthy has accidentally made a regular Adam Sandler movie...[more]...