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    Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights - 11/27



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    Synopsis: Davey Stone is a young man who hates the holidays and is determined that no one else in the town of Dukesberry is going to enjoy them either. On the first night of Hanukah, the perpetually grumpy Davey goes on a rowdy rampage and is arrested. Since this is hardly the first time he's gone on a destructive binge, the town sentences Davey to ten years in prison. It is only through the intercession of a kindly old codger named Whitey that Davey is spared. Whitey, a local basketball ref, agrees to take responsibility for Davey, who is ungrateful. Though Whitey suffers Davey's foul temper and bad attitude with good humor, others are less sympathetic, particularly his childhood sweetheart Jennifer, who has returned to Dukesberry with her son Benjamin. When Davey's mobile home burns down, he is forced to move in with Whitey and his kvetchy sister, Eleanor. The familial atmosphere softens Davey, somewhat, until they tap into his painful past. He turns on Whitey and Eleanor and goes off on a boisterous tear. It is only by confronting the ghosts of holidays past, and an act of selfless kindness, that Davey is able to overcome his demons and enjoy the holidays again.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    Rating: MPAA PG-13: frequent crude and sexual humor, drinking and brief drug references.
    Runtime: 71 mins.

    Well, I don't think I'll be going to see this one.
    It doesn't appeal to me at all.
    It's very short too.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    The commercials are driving me up the frickin' wall. I thought this might be a cute movie, but it's apparent that Adam Sandler does almost all of the voices, and badly. And that from the short pieces of junk we see in the promos (which are usually some of the better scenes), the entire movie is a steaming pile of crap.

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    So, it's going to be just like all of his other movies, except this one's a cartoon

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    Exactlly.

    I don't find him remotely funny, just very annoying.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    I think he was pretty funny in a lot of his movies: The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, WaterBoy.

    But this cartoon movie is so weak. The previews were very annoying and I didn't find anything funny about them, either. :rolleyes

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    I saw a really stupid preview for it this evening with some old woman shaving her unibrow

    Can't say that inspired me to go see the movie.
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    A review in from CNN.com (and remember, in my first post, I called it a steaming pile of crap - you heard it here first, folks!):

    The original article is here.

    Review: Sandler's 'Nights' cinematic excrement

    Humor- and intelligence-free, and loaded with waste

    By Ben Nuckols
    Associated Press
    Wednesday, November 27, 2002 Posted: 12:14 PM EST

    (AP) -- After wowing critics -- and alienating some of his fans -- with the whimsical, ambitious "Punch-Drunk Love," Adam Sandler must feel that the world needs him to return to his grubby roots.

    So arrives the execrable "Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights," a humor-free animated musical that's as close to Sandler's own juvenile sensibility as Paul Thomas Anderson's delightful film was removed from it.

    The Sandler formula, carried over from the live-action star vehicles which, like this one, he co-wrote, goes something like this: Devise a situation in which Sandler can be as childish and hostile as possible, cram in as many puerile gags as the PG-13 rating can bear (that's quite a few), and introduce a bland, unthreatening love interest who gradually redeems him.

    "Eight Crazy Nights" follows the recipe with joyless rigidity, while the animated format strips Sandler of his spontaneity -- and, if possible, makes him even less subtle.
    There's more, click on the link to read it if you have the energy.

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    " cinematic excrement" priceless

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    I wanted to see this movie, but I decided to see "Crossroads" again. No, honestly I didn't see either and am grateful I didn't...

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