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Census How Many Good Films has Adam Sandler Made?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Diggy, Sep 2, 2017.

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  1. None

    37.0%
  2. One

    14.8%
  3. Two

    48.1%
  1. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    A simple question.
     
  2. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I wonder if people who look back fondly on his early films have watched them recently.
     
  3. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    None, because he's never directed a film.
     
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  4. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Punch-Drunk Love, but that's pretty much it.
     
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  5. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Punch-Drunk Love proves he can act. Funny People would've been a great film if it weren't 4 hours long.
     
  6. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    My son loves him... I don't really have an opinion either way. I'm not a huge fan, but I don't hate his stuff.
     
  7. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I haven't seen any of his movies.​
     
  8. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    His early stuff is funny, but it certainly isn't good.


    Except for Billy Madison.
     
  9. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    And Happy Gilmore.
     
  10. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    See, I disagree there. Pixels I think is a good film that's in that description -- it was way more maligned than it deserved to be, had a bunch of good people in it, and had its heart in the right place (and a great soundtrack). I can often rewatch it, but it's not a "good" film. I think Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, and The Wedding Singer are legitimately good, and Big Daddy comes close but ultimately too inconsistent. I've heard similarly good things about 50 First Dates and Hotel Transylvania though have not seen either.

    And yes, Punch-Drunk Love as Adam points out is a legitimately good film.
     
  11. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Pixels is atrociously bad, and Sandler looks depressed and disheveled throughout.
     
  12. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    As a former Clinton voter, he's accustomed to vastly overrating quality and public appeal.
     
  13. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I actually liked his totally unnoticed sleeper flick The Cobbler. It wasn't good, but he wasn't playing someone obnoxious in it. I thought Funny People was good too. Recently rewatched it on TV.
     
  14. Jordan1Kenobi

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    I really like 50 First Dates and Happy Gilmore. They're actually really funny, along with some of his other earlier films. I really enjoyed Pixels too.
     
  15. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Spanglish proves he can't.
     
  16. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

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    I liked both "Hotel Transylvania" movies. And if you can accept Kevin James as the President of the United States, you can at least tolerate "Pixels" (which wasn't bad, I thought).
     
  17. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Spanglish is a darn good movie actually. Paz Vega is great in it and that one sex scene with Tea Leoni is hilarious.

    I do think The Wedding Singer is a great movie. Happy Gilmore has good bits, but it's not as funny as it thinks it is.
     
  18. icqfreak

    icqfreak Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Happy Gilmore is one of my all time favorite comedies. Billy Madison is pretty great too. You could probably add Click to the list as the 3rd act of the movie has some of his best "serious" acting in a movie.
     
  19. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Billy Madison is seriously overrated. It's nearly unwatchable, honestly.
     
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  20. Jester J Binks

    Jester J Binks Jedi Master star 4

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    The more I bash Sandler, the more I gain legitimacy as a film connoisseur. He is the worst.
     
  21. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Fun fact: I think Bradley Whitford abjectly refuses to talk about his time on this film. He'll talk Revenge of the Nerds 2 all day, but never this.
     
  22. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Up until I read this, whenever someone mentioned Punch-Drunk Love, I thought they meant this. Yeah, the Wedding Singer is not bad.
     
  23. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I really enjoyed The Wedding Singer and Spanglish was great. OR they are passable compared to the rest of his movies. I can't really tell...
     
  24. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Never seen Spanglish but Wedding Singer is passable compared to his other movies.


    As that sets a low bar though....
     
  25. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    His fight scene with Bob Barker was funny.
     
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