Did you cringe during the Mr. Deeds trailer?

SteveGon

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2000
Messages
12,251
Real Name
Steve Gonzales
I did. I know Adam Sandler has his fans, but I ain't one of 'em. Frank Capra is rolling over...
 

Brook K

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2000
Messages
9,467
Yes, yes I did. Then my wife turns to me and says, "that looks good, I think Adam Sandler's funny."
 

Kristian

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jun 16, 2001
Messages
945
Real Name
Kristian
Yes, I cringed. Awful, awful trailer, made even worse by people actually laughing at the "humor".
 

Bruce Hedtke

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jul 11, 1999
Messages
2,249
I haven't seen the trailer...but, by the replies here...Am I to assume that this is just another Sandler movie? If so, I say big whoop because you couldn't pay me enough to actually see it anyways. His schtick was tired 4 films ago.

Bruce
 

SteveGon

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2000
Messages
12,251
Real Name
Steve Gonzales
...made even worse by people actually laughing at the "humor".
Same here. The Mr. Deeds trailer elicited gales of laughter from the audience. Don't people get tired of that kind of humor after awhile? What happened to intelligent comedies? Sigh.

And what the hell is Winona doing in this movie? Penance?
 

Jay E

Senior HTF Member
Joined
May 30, 2000
Messages
2,483
I cringe any time I see Adam Sandler. He's the poster boy for the state of comedy today in America.
 

Gabe D

Senior HTF Member
Joined
May 16, 2001
Messages
2,172
Allow me to disagree:

1. Adam Sandler is funny.

2. Even if this movie sucks, it doesn't affect the original.

3. Far from cringing, I liked it.

For the record, the original is one of my favorite movies.
 

Mark Lee

Second Unit
Joined
Sep 4, 1998
Messages
335
This awful-looking trailer was just one of a series I had to endure before Spider-Man started. Talk about being in an acting (and I use the term very loosely....) rut -- this movie looks like just about every other movie Adam Sandler has ever made (with the possible exception of The Wedding Singer, an endearing little film, and a fairly un-Sandler-like flick). But as someone else observed, the audience seemed to laugh right along for the most part. Sigh. I guess this is why shows like The Bachelor or Fear Factor do so well....
 

Ben Osborne

Second Unit
Joined
Mar 9, 2002
Messages
475
I don't mind Adam Sandler, but I wonder why he expects audiences to constantly accept the fact that every one of his characters is incredibly good at fighting. Every time he gets into a fight (with the exception of Bob Barker--obviously they're not going to have Sandler beat an old man half to death) he decisively brutalizes his opponent. To me this seems like overcompensation on Sandler's behalf. I'll bet he got beat up a lot of a kid, and he deals with those bad memories by making all of his characters improbably good at fighting, even to the point of being bullies. I know it's a minor thing but it bothers me.
 

Bill McA

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 18, 2000
Messages
5,969
Not as much as I cringed during the awful trailer for The New Guy...I've been forced to watch this trailer countless times since late last summer!
I can't take it anymore!
 

Marty Lockstead

Second Unit
Joined
Mar 4, 2002
Messages
275
As far as I'm concerned, there was BILLY MADISON and HAPPY GILMORE (let's get OAR on the dvd Universal) as guilty pleasures, but that is all.
 

Steeve Bergeron

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 3, 1999
Messages
2,541
Real Name
Steeve Bergeron
Adam Sandler sucks! He always does the same stupid movies. I don't understand why so many people find him funny.
 

MickeS

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2000
Messages
5,058
I didn't cringe, I was one of those stupid people that laughed (the bit with the foot and the last tennisball scene mostly). And yes, Winona Ryder looks amazing in this, it looks like she's put on a few pounds or just looks older or whatever, but I've never seen her look this good before.
So nope, no cringing from me.
 

Brett Hancock

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jun 17, 2001
Messages
922
Didn't cringe. I laughed a few times. Yeah I'll go see it cause do I really have anything better to spend 5 bucks on? Plus I think it'll be decent.
 

Brook K

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2000
Messages
9,467
Actually I liked Billy Madison and will admit to LMAO at Waterboy but Sandler as Gary Cooper fills me with violent thoughts. Sandler's own last 2 movie's have been so bad he feels the need to rip off a real filmmaker.

Usually my wife's asleep on the couch or reading a book while I watch movies. If she tries to watch something, 95% of the time she falls asleep. She even fell asleep during Requiem For A Dream!
 

Forum Sponsors

Forum statistics

Threads
345,535
Messages
4,744,790
Members
141,475
Latest member
Macoco