Friday, June 6, 2008

You Don't Mess With the Zohan

Title: You Don't Mess With the Zohan
Directed by: Dennis Dugan
Starring: Adam Sandler, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lainie Kazan, John Turturro, Nick Swardson, Ido Mosseri
Genres: Comedy
Running Time: 1 hour. 53 minutes
Release Date: June 6th 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Review: After having been dragged, against my better judgement, by a group of friends who all voted for us to see this one, I will say this:

1. I told you so - a very important point that needs to be dealt with upfront.
2. I want a full refund & my 2 hours back! - Seriously.
3. Please punch me in the ear, so I may develop selective amnesia, and forget I ever saw this one.

'You Don't Mess With the Zohan' is dumb, literary, as in "subpar IQ". Scary dumb. Not-even-funny dumb. I didn't crack the faintest shadow of a smile the entire movie, so cheap were the "humor". Don't get me wrong, the theater was full with thigh-slapping laughers, so I know for a fact that it is possible to enjoy this film. If you belong to the empty-headed, donkey-braying, sweater-sleeve-snot-wipers who find 'Beavis & Butthead' too high brow, you might find this humorous. If you're a normal person, do something better than this with your time.

I cannot believe that Judd Apatow, a favorite writer/director of mine, wrote this turd of a film. Awful. Awful. Awful. Save yourselves & skip this one!
Grade: 2