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The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

Review by CJ

The Ridiculous 6

Director:
Frank Coraci

Starring:
Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Taylor Lautner, Jorge Garcia, Terry Crews, Luke Wilson

Other notable appearances:
Steve Zahn, Harvey Keitel, Nick Nolte, Jon Lovitz, David Spade, Danny Trejo, Nick Swardson, Vanilla Ice, Steve Buscemi, Chris Kattan

Running time:
119 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Torturing yourself and others under the pretence of entertainment. Most other comedies penned by Adam Sandler.

 

Tommy (Sandler), AKA White Knife, is a white man who was raised by Native Americans after his mother was murdered. His estranged father, famous thief Frank Stockburn (Nolte), shows up and tells him about a big score he hid away and now wants Tommy to have. After this revelation, Frank is kidnapped by his old gang to retrieve the $50,000 score he owes them.

Tommy decides to raise the $50,000 needed to rescue his father. Along the way he discovers his father was quite the ladies’ man and sired five more sons by five different women. The Stockburn brothers band together to save their father.

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Coneheads (1993)

Review by CJ

Coneheads

Director:
Steve Barron

Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Michelle Burke, Chris Farley, Michael McKean and David Spade

Other notable appearances:
Drew Carey, Jon Lovitz, Ellen DeGeneres, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, Sinbad, Adam Sandler, Tom Arnold, Phil Hartman

Running time:
Far too long (88 minutes)

Watch this if you liked:
Annoying SNL skits from the 70s.

 

Beldar (Aykroyd) and Prymaat (Curtin) are conical-headed aliens from the planet Remulak. Their craft crashes on Earth and they find themselves awaiting rescue for an indefinite amount of time. While attempting to blend in on their new planet, the Coneheads’ unconventional behaviour and shady social security numbers attract the attention of Immigration and Naturalization [sic] Services (INS) agents (McKean and Spade) for being – wait for it – illegal aliens. After escaping the clutches of the American Government, Beldar and Prymaat settle in suburban America to raise their newborn daughter, Connie (Burke).

Fast forward to a teenaged Connie dating mechanic Ronnie (Farley) and the family living the average (for TV anyway) American family life. The family have adapted well to life on their new home and are torn when they receive word they are about to be ‘rescued’.

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Grown Ups 2 (2013)

Review by CJ

Grown Ups 2

Director:
Dennis Dugan

Starring:
Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Salma Hayek

Other notable appearances:
Steve Buscemi, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Andy Samberg, Jon Lovitz, Shaquille O’Neal, Milo Ventimiglia and, if you’re into that sort of thing, Taylor Lautner

Running time:
101 minutes

Watch this if you like:
Seeing celebrities make a quick buck. Yours.

 

Grown Ups 2 takes us to three years after the original where Lenny Feder (Sandler) and his family have moved back to the town in which he grew up and are living the “normal” life. The movie shows a day in the life of Lenny, his childhood friends; Eric Lamonsoff (James), Kurt McKenzie (Rock) and Marcus Higgins (Spade), and their families.

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