Movie Review by Neil Ryan
Starring (voices of): Adam Sandler, Jackie Titone, Austin Stout, Tyra Banks
Director: Seth Kearsley
Seven not-so-crazy reasons why ADAM SANDLER’S 8 CRAZY NIGHTS deserves a no-star rating:
The script is uneven, cliched, and without any semblance of originality.
It cannot decide whether it wants to be a seasonal fable or a gross-out comedy, and it fails to meld the two with any success.
It isn’t funny. In the right hands schoolboy humour can be amusing and inventive – in this film it is neither.
The extent of the product placement is intrusive and insultingly unsubtle. One song in particular is little more than an advert for various retail outlets commonly found in a shopping mall.
The character of a Chinese waiter is portrayed as an offensive racial stereotype.
Sandler’s vocal characterisations are incredibly wearisome and grate annoyingly on one’s ears.
The title makes no sense in relation to the plot. Eight nights? The action barely seems to span four days.
One crazy reason why ADAM SANDLER’S 8 CRAZY NIGHTS will receive one star:
It’s the holiday season and I’m feeling charitable.