Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.
Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that he has what it takes to run the family business. Written by
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Despite a totally stupid plot idea, it's watchable...
I have heard of many stupid premises before, but this must rank somewhere towards the top in ridiculousness. Think about it....a guy is a rich schmuck and school dropout, so to teach him some lesson(?) he's sent back to grade school to complete his education even though he's now pushing 30!! Now having him go to high school might have worked, but anyone believing that a guy is now enrolling in kindergarten and moving through school is really, really gullible. This idea makes no sense and it's rather stupid.
Well, despite a totally lame story idea, Adam Sandler manages to occasionally do something with the slender material he's been given (of course, since he co-wrote this, he has no one to blame but himself for the premise). A few times, there are a few small laughs or poignant moments where it's apparent that the shallow Billy is now learning to finally care about others more than himself, such as with the pants scene. Now even though all this is very contrived and formulaic, there's enough to like to make this a time-passer. So if you are stuck and your kids get to pick a movie for family night, you could do a lot worse than this silly flick (they COULD suggest you watch LITTLE NICKY!!!).
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