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Review: 'That's My Boy' Predictably Juvenile & Surprisingly Far Uglier Than The Usual Adam Sandler Offering

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 14, 2012 12:37 PM
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Adam Sandler, comedian, A-List star, and leading man of this Friday’s “That’s My Boy,” is not an idiot. Dedicated to preserving his brand, his films have effectively raised a generation, from the sophomoric absurdity of “Billy Madison” to, uh, the sophomoric banality of “Grown Ups.” You can’t keep playing the same notes forever, and Sandler is not the most diverse instrument, so aside from token experiments (“Punch Drunk Love” certainly stands out), “That’s My Boy” is something of a departure: a hard-R rated film featuring an unfamiliar collaborator in director Sean Anders (“Hot Tub Time Machine”) and a co-star who actually makes Sandler, for the first time ever, come across as an elder.

Leighton Meester, James Caan & Vanilla Ice Say 'I Hate You, Dad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2011 7:45 AM
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No, this is not an April Fool's Day gag. Vanilla Ice -- oh sorry, Robert Van Winkle -- is getting into the acting biz. Seriously. And just wait until you read the character he'll playing -- but we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves.

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