Saturday, June 15, 2024

Adam Sandler’s New Movie Gets a Lowly 17% on Rotten Tomatoes


Adam Sandler’s cavalcade of junk continues to add garbage to the film canon. His new one, called “That’s My Boy,” opens today with a lowly 17 on Now he plays the deadbeat absentee dad of “Saturday Night Live” star Andy Samberg. This will the movie Samberg remembers as almost killing his exit from the comedy show. How does Sandler continue? And who is actually going to see these things, one after another, annoying, obnoxious, written for the brain dead? Even as we speak he’s shooting “GrownUps 2,” as if the first one hadn’t been plenty. The amazing thing is, no matter how bad they are, Sandler finds an audience for them. Last November his awful “Jack and Jill” still eked out $150 million worldwide. Granted, it showed some erosion of his box office, but those numbers aren’t bad. Five $100 million movies precede that one, all them gloriously stupid and imbecilic. It’s too bad, because Sandler is capable of doing better work. You’d think by now he’d be concerned more about a legacy than the money.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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