Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

Adam Sandler's Drag Movie

Filed By Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 12, 2011 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Jack and Jill, Katie Holmes

Jack_and_Jill.jpgOh lord, here comes another in a long, twisted genre of comedians playing against themselves in drag.

And why did she have to be named Jill?

I'm with Gawker's take: Adam Sandler is a terrible woman. Entertainment Weekly is right, not even Al Pacino and Katie Holmes can save this one.

I never thought Adam Sandler's movie were very funny, though I do love his Hanukkah song. Do you think Adam Sandler movies are funny?


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I liked his early movies when I was 13 - 17. But once Waterboy popped up, I was done. It's interesting because the type of movies he makes now are as much an ageing body as Sandler himself, and it shows.

The last movie of his I liked was Punch Drunk Love, which is a direction he should have pursued with more gusto.

I will say that his SNL sketches with Farley, and Spade as the mall girls are still gems to me.

Jaime Dunaway Jaime Dunaway | July 12, 2011 11:24 AM

My favorite Adam Sandler movie was Reign Over Me. I had hopes that maybe he would take more dramatic roles after that and Punch Drunk Love, but nope. As for funny, I enjoyed Bedtime Stories and Click, but most of his others left a lot to be desired. And there was all that gender questioning of his assistant in 50 Dates which was disappointing.

This movie looks lame, like something Will Ferrell would do.

Om Kalthoum | July 12, 2011 11:41 AM

Never seen an Adam Sandler movie; don't intend to start now. I think everything about what he considers funny is represented by that last scene in the trailer, where the little boy with the dildo/pepper mill/Teffilin (WTF?) strapped to his forehead, hauls off and slugs the woman in the face. Ha, ha? No.

I liked his early movies when I was 13 - 17. But once Waterboy popped up, I was done. It's interesting because the type of movies he makes now are as much an ageing body as Sandler himself, and it shows.

The last movie of his I liked was Punch Drunk Love, which is a direction he should have pursued with more gusto.

I will say that his SNL sketches with Farley, and Spade as the mall girls are still gems to me.

Am I the only one who can't keep Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler in separate mental file folders? I was about to comment about Night In The Museum ... but that was Ben Stiller, not Adam Sandler ...

Anyway, now that I am already off-topic, how did they cut those trousers in Museum to make Ben Stiller's ass look so hot? It has never looked that good before nor since ...

I guess getting him confused with other actors might tell you how impressed I am with what he's doing ... Adam Sandler, that is ...

I'm with Jaimee about Reign Over Me. It's the most grownup movie he ever did (without providing much angst). I also admit that I think Wedding Singer was supposed to be his coming of age movie and I like 50 First Dates.

Sadly, Sandler has joined a long line of comedic actors who have gone for the really cheap laugh at the expense of gender variants. Why his alter ego needed a lisp and large breasts is beyond me. I'm going to be thrilled if, someday, the studios come to their senses and actually seek advice FROM people in the gender community.

No.......that won't work. Nothing funny about it. But while I absolutely won't go see this one, I still like the aforementioned.

I don't think that his comedy is all that funny, but I DO think he's cute.

Having just watched I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry for the first time, I can only hope he learned from his mistakes and the criticism he received from that borderline homophobic movie.

I use the term borderline as Chuck and Larry never seamed to know whether it just wanted to use gay people as the butt of jokes or make some kind of statement regarding the evils of bigotry. The speeches at the end about "being oneself" unfortunately don't undo any of the fag jokes that proceeded it. When I reviewedChuck and Larry for my blog I could not help but ask if the movie might actually have been palatable had Sandler not been a part of the movie, but instead someone like Jim Carrey had been cast in his place. See I Love You Philip Morris for evidence of why that would have worked out a lot better.
-Jeremy

Nope. Not one- and I say that not as a snob, but I've just never felt a keen interest to pursue past the trailers/reviews.

Gaytorguy | July 13, 2011 4:15 PM

I liked the SNL skits for the most part. I liked the Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates. I guess I should see Punch Drunk Love. The title turned me off to be honest. Big Daddy was interesting and nice.
Most of his comedies were not faves, or even likes. I saw them because friends dragged me there with free tickets.
Funny to me are the sketch comedy guys who make "funny"movies I dislike. But their dramatic movies are really good to great. Like Jim Carrey. Loved The Truman Show, The Majestic and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
I will probably get dragged to see this one as well. I will reserve judgement until seen. But yes, this is a tired formula.