Tag: Drew Barrymore

Cheesy Romance Month: 50 First Dates

50FirstDatesIt is time to continue Cheesy Romance Month with one of the weirdest and strangely best movies that Adam Sandler can claim in his infamous oeuvre. I do love this movie… Not necessarily for the fact that it is a good movie, but it is the movie that you can see the Adam Sandler tax shelter beginning to form… But still some vestiges of good movie making leaking into Sandler’s vacation and no fucks given mentality. Most of the elements are there. The movie is, for no apparent reason, set in Hawaii, the movie features a lot of his friends and his, at the time, wife Barrymore, and a lot of the script can be summed up as Sandler throwing a bunch of jokes together to see what will get a laugh from people from the ages of 3-16. However, a lot of these factors are downplayed for the sake of a decent concept and an okay movie blossoms as a result of it.

A veterinarian named Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a womanizer and all around love ’em and leave ’em ball of sleaze who seduces women through various unbelievable disguises who comes to Hawaii for a vacation and a week of inhibitions. One day, after his boat takes on some damage, Henry finds himself in a diner on a part of the island that he is not familiar with and meets a young woman named Lucy (Drew Barrymore) who is building a house made out of  waffles. Henry and Lucy instantly bond, but things do not turn out too well when Henry learns that Lucy was in a terrible car accident and lost her short term memory. Because of this, after 24 hours Lucy forgets everything about the day and is thus forced to relive the same day over and over and over again. Henry, however, is not deterred by this fact and does everything in his power to get Lucy to fall in love with him each day. Continue reading “Cheesy Romance Month: 50 First Dates”

Tanner Reviews Fever Pitch (2005)

Fever_Pitch_USOh my… This was absolutely terrible. Why didn’t I watch this movie for Cheesy Romance Month? It takes me great pains to say this… But I have actually found a movie that makes me want to watch Just Go With It again. Damn! I feel dirty saying that! This movie makes me WANT to sit through an Adam Sandler movie! That is how bad it is! At least with that movie I knew what I was about to watch was going to be terrible and at least the humor did not offend me at every turn with highly questionable morals, terrible stereotypes, and is a bastardized American version of what was originally a Football (Soccer if you must) story!

Fever Pitch is the story of Ben Wrightman (Jimmy Fallon) and Lindsey Meeks (Drew Barrymore). Ben is a 30-year-old man-child who has an obsession with the Boston Red Sox. He owns season tickets to the Sox and has been going since he was a 7-year-old boy. He meets Lindsey, a workaholic who is obsessed with her job. The two begin to date. Throughout their courtship, Lindsey and Ben’s relationship blossoms and is later put on strain by Ben’s obsession with the Boston Red Sox as it consumes every part of his life. I wish I could explain more of this movie, but in all seriousness that is about it. It is an extraordinarily padded film based around a very simple concept, two people fall in love, the Boston Red Sox are involved, it strains their relationship. That is about it. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Fever Pitch (2005)”