A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
When his roommate spends the rent money on hookers, Alex, a 35 year old video game tester has to find a new place to live. After an "encounter" with his friend's mom, Alex is forced to move in with his grandmother. Trying to save face with his younger co-workers, Alex says that "a really cute chick said I could sleep with her and her two crazy girlfriends" (meaning his grandmother and her two roommates). Written by
During the climactic video game scene J.P. Attempts to insult Lilly by telling her that Murder, She Wrote (a TV show popular with senior citizens) is on. Doris Roberts (who played Lilly) appeared on 2 episodes of Murder, She Wrote. See more »
When J.P. claims Alex's game as his own and Alex argues that he created it, Mr Cheezle asks if Alex has another copy of the game. Alex says he doesn't. When a challenge is proposed, J.P. states that Alex probably stole the game and made a copy to learn all the moves. If this happened, Alex would have another copy to prove it was his anyway. See more »
[playing video game]
Fuck! Stop hitting me!
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During the Happy Madison logo, the old man (actually Adam Sandler's late father, Stanley) instead of saying his usual "Terrific!", says "Oh, boy..." See more »
Written by Tim Anderson, Alex Ebert, Oliver Goldstein, Justin Meldal-Johnsen & Jon Waronker
Performed by Ima Robot
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music See more »
One of the funniest movies I have ever seen, if not the funniest. As many others have said, this isn't highbrow comedy, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. The puns and gags are highly memorable, and there are a lot of lovable actors, many of which you wouldn't expect to see in a movie like this, which makes them even more entertaining.
Whenever my friends have a LAN, we have to watch this movie at least once, as most of them are game designers. Many people have said that the movie is unrealistic, but beyond the obvious physical and logistical deviations, the general attitude and behavior of the characters isn't too far off from what I see when I've been around my friends.
I can't believe anyone could rate this a 1. If you did, call the morgue, you are dead inside.
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