Written by: Nick Bakay
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Starring: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb
Colour, 102 Minutes
Get ready readers, for this will be a very angry review. The last truly awful film I saw was Bruno. Well, this is far worse. Far, far worse indeed. I cannot express enough how much this films Adam Sandler-like stupidity pisses me off. There was a time when comedy actually had heart, and better yet, made you laugh. This is a perfect example of modern comedy being terrible. Worse yet, it involves talking animals. This is one of the worst films to have come out of last year, and if you think you have the courage to sit through this shit, them be my guest.
Where can I even begin with this films badness? Let us start with the plot; it may sound familiar to you. A lonely, romance-seeking man who works as a zookeeper attempts to win back his former girlfriend, and he has the desire to marry her. Along the way, some things change and alongside the attempts of getting his girlfriend back, we have annoying talking animals and another woman, who ends up loving someone else; sound familiar?
It all makes sense…anywhere Sandler goes now, films drop dead with lifeless jokes and entertainment, and characters that are just being repeated and put into different situations, making them practically all the same.
The characterisations are so flat, generic and just plain annoying. A lonely, socially out of touch fat guy (Played horribly by Kevin James), a beautiful moronic woman, an intellectual person who assists the out of touch man and of course, a character that hates the fat guy in some way; Sound familiar to any other Sandler movies? That is my problem with the films humour; it uses the same kind of joke formula to create cheap and unsatisfying laughs that seem directed towards morons. There were two instances I laughed, and I felt guilty for it (it involved the gorilla getting out of the zoo). Most of the jokes were embarrassingly stupid.
Verdict: Mindless, unfunny and completely tasteless; this piece of Sandler shit is worth skipping by a mile. Do not rent this film out by mistake, because if you watch it, you may want your time back.