Midweek Pick-Me-Up: Adam Sandler

In recent years, Adam Sandler has had some hiccups in his career, hiccups such as Jack and Jill (2011) and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008) but despite this MoviefiedNYC believes there is still hope for this fine comedic actor. As we scroll through the IMDB filmography of his life, we remember the good times: the romantic comedies like 50 First Dates (2004), the sports films like The Longest Yard (2005) and the family friendly flicks such as Grown Ups (2010). For this weeks Pick-Me-Up we celebrate the fantastic comedic actor that is Adam Sandler.

1. Happy Gilmore (1996)

This film won an MTV Movie Award for ‘Best Fight’ between Adam Sandler and Bob Barker. That tells you everything you need to know about this comedy. It centers around a crazy hockey fanatic who finds he has a hidden talent for golf just at the time when he needs to raise money for his little old grandmother’s house payments. Adam Sandler is fantastic as the rageaholic golf player with a wicked swing and a fantastic cast of friends. Check out the trailer below!

2. The Wedding Singer (1998)

Robbie Hart is one of the best wedding singers around until he himself is left alone at the alter with a broken heart and a runaway bride. Robbie takes to drinking with his group of misfit friends and wallowing in self pity until he meets the beautiful Julia…and her fiancée Glen. Hijinks, 80s references and last minute trips to Vegas ensue. This is a movie full of memorable performances ranging from Billy Idol playing himself to Ellen Albertini Dow playing the ultimate hip hop granny. 

3. The Waterboy (1998)

Adam Sandler plays Bobby, the waterboy for a college football team, who is used and abused by everyone around him including his slightly psychotic mother, until one day he snaps and reveals his rage induced talent. The waterboy can tackle. The film is full of easy laughs and the usual fantastic Sandler cast that includes Blake Clark, Rob Schneider, Allen Covert, Peter Dante and Jonathan Loughran.

4. Little Nicky (2000)

This odd ball comedy find Sandler as an emo teenager with a family of demons form hell. His two evil brothers wreak havoc on earth and it is up to sweet little Nicky to save the day. This is a film with genius casting: Harvey Keitel is Satan, Rodney Dangerfield is Lucifer, Reese Witherspoon is an angel, Patricia Arquette is the love interest while Rhys Ifans and Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister are the two brothers from hell. Does it get any better?

5. Mr. Deeds (2002)

Longfellow Deeds is a small town man with a heart of gold who comes into an unexpected and enormous fortune of forty million dollars. Once Deeds gets to the big city to collect the money he is surrounded by conniving journalists, tricky business men and a girl with an agenda. Will the money change Deeds or will Deeds change those with money?

– Sinann Fetherston

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