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You Don't Mess with the Zohan [Blu-ray] [2008] [2009] [Region Free]

Adam Sandler , John Turturro , Dennis Dugan , Judd Apatow    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Rob Schneider
  • Directors: Dennis Dugan, Judd Apatow
  • Format: Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Dutch, English, Hindi, Italian
  • Dubbed: Italian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Jan 2009
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001IZZ2P4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,380 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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If You Don't Mess with the Zohan feels like an extended and crazed sketch from Saturday Night Live, there are reasons for that. Zohan's star and SNL alumnus Adam Sandler is joined by several fellow cast members (in uncredited cameo roles) from his years on the NBC show. But Sandler also co-wrote the film's absurdist script with SNL veteran writer and sometime-performer Robert Smigel. Echoes of a few of their classic skits on the show--built around high-strung Israeli characters obsessed with disco and selling junk electronics out of a New York shop--are revisited in Zohan and are a lot of fun to see again. Zohan is unbridled nonsense thrown at the wall, but with a sunny disposition that proves surprisingly persuasive. Sandler stars as an Israeli intelligence operative who fakes his death to reinvent himself in New York City as a hairdresser. Putting the lie to assumptions that any man in that professional field must be gay, Zohan routinely provides raucous sexual favours for all his older female customers. The sight of bottles of gels and hairsprays falling off shelves while the indefatigable Zohan pleasures frisky grannies is pure SNL, and is funnier than it might sound. The silly story involves an old, Palestinian enemy of Zohan, the Phantom (John Turturro), showing up in Manhattan, but everything is really leading to a Big Apple version of the resolution of Israeli-Palestinian conflicts we'd all like to see on a large scale. The film is almost instantly forgettable, and there are many times it veers toward the dumb, but it also sells itself well as a nutty concept. --Tom Keogh

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Goofball comedy, that generated some controversy on its initial release, starring Adam Sandler as Zohan Dvir, an Israeli Special Forces soldier who fakes his own death so he can reinvent himself as a hairdresser in New York. He throws himself into his new identity with admirable gusto, romancing his clients by performing 'special services' in the back room - but is eventually recognised and must face losing his newfound life and career. Emmanuelle Chriqui and John Turturro co-star.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sababa 14 Dec 2009
Format:DVD
This is totally sababa (do your homework!!).
Those who review it as 'rediculous' should at least be able to spell.....
A totally feel good movie ("disco disco"!!) which has the guts to at least try and make some humour out of the whole sorry lets-fight-to-the-death middle east situation. No mean feat in my humble opinion. Lighten up, you critics. This was fun from beginning to end. Hummus rules OK!!X
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Benminx
Format:DVD
How do you milk comedy out of the Arab/Israeli tensions??? It's a bizarre subject to tackle, and risks being highly offensive to both sides due to the carnage that's been endured over decades.
As a result, Adam Sandler chooses to almost literally sit on the fence, having his Israeli superspy Zohan fall for a nice Arab girl so that our heroes have a cross-cultural Romeo & Juliet style forbidden romance going on. But with far cruder jokes.
Sandler's Zohan is a very likeable creation, a charming guy who just happens to be a whizz as Israel's top counter-terrorist operative, but who just wants to be a hairdresser. It's when this revelation comes out that he finally decides to up sticks and emigrate to the US, finding great humour in the culture clash, and Zohan's rampant sexuality in an industry where his main competitors are all gay. To his credit this is never milked in an offensive way but is genuinely funny, as are his ludicrous business practices and bad personal style. Comedy is even effectively wrung from the determination of his old Arab nemesis to hunt him down and finish their fued.
If there's one criticism to be levelled at 'Zohan', it's that it treads a little TOO carefully sometimes. In the American set part of the film, you won't hear either Arab or Israeli lament the tension between their countries with the phrase "There's been so much hate!" without immediately adding the line "On both sides!". To a degree this is admirable, and it's very much a film about bringing the two sides together, but not at the expense of the comedy. The humour does get dampened down towards the climax when it risks becoming politically dodgy, but for the rest of the film Sandler manages to make it a very funny and sweet natured movie. An enjoyable film with very likeable characters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funny as hell covered in houmous 22 Mar 2013
By matthew
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This movie is a fun ride all the way through for those who enjoy Adam Sandler films and dont get angry at the smallest things its supposed to taking the mic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The funniest movie ever. 28 Feb 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This is a very funny movie. It captures the situation so well. I first watched it online then had to purchase the blueray version.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a1 27 Feb 2013
Format:UMD Mini for PSP|Verified Purchase
This psp film is great for a young boy who loves his psp it was great value for money and a great buy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 2 Feb 2013
By tasha
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
love all adams films very funny. value 4 money. arrived quick in post woz preownd but work good. all in all great
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funny 4 Jan 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
this film is very funny and i have no complaints this dvd is very good and it takes a long time to scratch
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Silly And Fun 8 Sep 2012
By Gabe
Format:DVD
Take this film for what it is, Silly but very fun to watch, makes me laugh every time I watch it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Silky smooth
Zohan works as a Special Agent and lives with his orthodox parents in Israel.

He wants to give up this life full of dangerous encounters with Palestinians. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant film!
Hilarious film as with all Adam Sandler movies. Great for quotes and is a real conversation starter. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chloe Shute
5.0 out of 5 stars nice one, its still funny as !!!
a think its great i just love it simples ekk!!! not sure what else i am supposed to say, so nice one!!!
Published 2 months ago by L. Arnold
1.0 out of 5 stars Another complete flop
Adam Sandler seems like a good guy but his films are absolutely pitiful. A few funny scenes but overall awful.
Published 3 months ago by EagerReader
5.0 out of 5 stars Adam Sandler at his funniest!
Very funny DVD. I have seen this on TV, and wanted a copy of my own, as it is the sort of film you can watch over and over again, and still find it funny. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Webby Dog
5.0 out of 5 stars Good movie
Really enjoyed this, but not sure about it being entirely suitable for all the family as there are lots of sexual references, which tend to be more visual than wordy if you know... Read more
Published 5 months ago by j d reid
5.0 out of 5 stars lol
my son asked for this, and if he keep watching it i'll have to buy another 1 coz hes gunna wear it out lol
Published 6 months ago by miss georgina james
5.0 out of 5 stars My boys thought it was an excellent giggle.
offensive enough to be funny without creating an international incident.. don't think my Mum would like it though. really 2 more words?
Published 7 months ago by Chris Hartsorne
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete and satisfying
Great film available in both Theatrical and unrated version. The unrated version has some nice addition. Read more
Published 7 months ago by M. Colombo
5.0 out of 5 stars Fizzyboobalakka......................
The funniest DVD I've ever seen................brilliant a must have for every collector you wont be dissapointed Remember dont mess with the Zohan
Published 8 months ago by Michael McLaughlin
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