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"That's a technical foul!!"
on 21 December 2003
It goes without saying that many, MANY people ended up loathing this movie. While it can be easily understood why so many people would not take a liking to this film, I must admit that I really enjoyed "Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights." Of course, it's in no way a masterpiece or ingenious, but it's not trying to be.
The story revolves around a character by the name of Davey Stone; a man who HATES the holidays. He's an alcoholic troublemaker who is vulgar and barbaric in his ways. After causing mischief one too many times, Davey's facing jail time. That is, until a lovable (and furry) basketball referee, Whitey, decides to take him under his care and supervision, and see if he can get Davey to fly straight. Seems to be a simple and straight-forward task, although Davey isn't one to change his stripes at command. In the end, the movie revolves around how one can lose his Holiday cheer... or how he can end up getting it back.
As I said in the beginning, I completely understand why so many people would hate this movie. I have no problem admitting that I loved the movie to a certain degree. While I know it's no cinematic masterpiece, I also understand that it's not trying to be. I took the movie for what it was and ended up enjoying it very much. I laughed numerous times (Whitey and his sister are priceless) and even enjoyed the music in the movie as well. Sandler is great when it comes to writing songs.
Parents, be warned: This is not your traditional family holiday movie. "Adam Sander's Eight Crazy Nights" is vulgar and even disgusting at times. It has heart, or at least I believe it does, but parents make the understandable mistake of thinking that since this is a cartoon that it can be enjoyed by everyone of all ages. If you have no problems with your kids watching previous Sandler flicks, then chances are you won't have too much of a problem with this one.
Take caution when you decide to view "Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights." It's not extremely popular and the overall reaction to this movie appears to be negative. I, on the other hand, enjoyed it and have no problem fessing up to it. If you're a fan of Sandler's past hijinx, then you should definitely check this one out (although, don't expect it to be as good as his other movies). While it's not the most popular movie in the world, I really enjoyed this animated flick.