That’s My Boy (Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg) : Red Band Movie Trailer
For most comedy fans, Adam Sandler jumped the shark many years ago. Once The Waterboy opened the floodgates for Sandler’s broad concept ridiculousness on a grand scale, he really hasn’t looked back – and why would he?
If you look at the stats, of the 22 starring film roles Sandler has had in the last 14 years (not including his cameos in Happy Madison produced spin off comedies for his pals) only 6 have made LESS than $100M+ worldwide. That is a truly phenomenal stat, making him just as consistent a box office performer as Will Smith, Jim Carrey and Tom Cruise.
Add to that the fact that of those six films (Funny People, Reign Over Me, Spanglish, Punch-Drunk Love, Eight Crazy Nights and Little Nicky) four were some of his best (and riskiest) dramatic and cinematic outings to date – it’s one of the most impressive track records of just about anyone currently in cinema.
My point is, for most people, Sandler is bad news. However, I’ve been a Sandler fan a long time. The first website I ever made was an Adam Sandler fan site (pre The Wedding Singer, for the record!) made on Geocities/ Tripod (yeah, I’m THAT old!)
Even his worst output is made infinitely better because of the running gags, references to old Saturday Night Live and Comedy Album characters, reoccurring cast members and visual trademarks (which, for the record, make for some super fun drinking games).
THAT’S MY BOY – OFFICIAL RED BAND TRAILER
One thing Sandler has steered away from is swear heavy comedy. Not since Billy Madison have we really seen a party animal Sandler… until That’s My Boy!
It follows Sandler as a father who moves in with his son (The Lonley Island’s Andy Samberg – who was the SNLs “New Jimmy Fallon” who, himself was SNLs “New Adam Sandler”) right before his wedding and soon begins sparring with his daughter-in-law.
It has all the trademarks Sandler fans are looking for (familiar cast members, a random cutaway of a fat stripper and an old re-used comedy album character).
And for those who want to know which old school Sandler character has been given the rebirth… I give you 1994′s legendary Tollbooth Willie from the album “They’re All Gonna Laugh At You”.