Sony Pictures Releasing International
Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff, Sean Astin
He may be guilty of a million other sins, but Adam Sandler sure knows his target audience: aging man-children who have inherited the responsibilities of the family breadwinner, yet whose classic-rock intake and coarse vocabularies remain unsafe for the little ears. Click
' the story of a workaholic architect who keeps his wife (Kate Beckinsale), kids and boss at bay with a literally universal remote ' has everything a guy's guy supposedly wants in a movie, including hot babes, anti-Muslim stereotypes and plush-humping dogs. What it lacks is an inspired moment of unleashed rage ' the kind that have always kept Sandler's romps redeemable. Click
could be a venomous guilty pleasure: There's rich comedic potential in parading antisocial impulses (like the male hunger for control) that lots of us have but nobody wants to admit to. Instead, the film devolves into a soppy plea to stop and smell the roses instead of putting them on mute. For all intents and purposes, it's a story about a guy who needs to be reminded that it's his matrimonial duty to have regular sex with Kate Beckinsale. My tears fail to well.