I tried. I really tried to stick it out with The Week Ofbut I’m afraid I had to bail.
The one thing I enjoyed about the forty five minutes I could actually sit through is the opening music. The music gave me hope which unfortunately turned out to be misplaced.
The portion of the film I managed to sit through felt very much like one of the early, very early rehearsals before any of the delivery was polished enough for public consumption. The storytelling, editing, pacing and jokes all left me with plenty to be desired. Maybe I’ve seen too many well delivered jokes in my film viewing experience, that none of the cliches are funny any more, especially when not executed well.
One of the most annoying things in a film or comedy is when a joke is dragged out for too long. There were a few moments there, where I thought, ‘we get the intended joke. Please cut this annoying scene already and move on’.
There’s one particular actor who really over did it with her performance to disastrously unfunny proportions. However, of all the sins this film committed, the worst of it may be that it made a handful of usually effective comedy actors look pretty bad and unskilled; Rachel Dratch being one example.
I think it’s time I accept that Sandler’s best work may well be far behind him. The Week Of is absolutely at the very bottom of all the Adam Sandler movies I’ve ever seen. It’s also the only one I couldn’t sit through to the very end.
Watch it ONLY if you absolutely must. Otherwise go watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) Instead.
The Week Of is a new Robert Smigel directed comedy where Adam Sandler and Chris Rock play parents of a soon-to-be married couple.
Also starring Steve Buscemi, we join the parents as they make the final preparations for the looming wedding ceremony…
I’m in because I love Rock, enjoy Sandler and adore being a guest at weddings. How could one not watch, really? I also rather appreciated seeing the punch line for the joke about the air- conditioning coming. It landed well, if I say so myself.
Rob Morgan, Rachel Dratch, Scott Cohen, Rob Morgan, Melanie Nicholls-King and Roland Buck III make up some of the key additional cast.
Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Steve Buscemi are back in the third instalment of the Genndy Tartakovsky directed Hotel Transylvania 3.
This time the action takes place away from the the vacation hotel on a luxury monster cruise ship. The monster family are all having a great time catching up on their moon tans but then Drac goes and falls for the the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka and everything changes…
I’ll be tuning in for the easy viewing light entertainment. I’ll probably also be wondering whose accent I love more; Adam Sandler as Drac in the Hotel Transylvania movies or Steve Carell as Gru in theDespicable Me films.
Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Keegan-Michael Key, David Spade and David Spade also star.
Starring Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson and Adam Sandler; The Meyerowitz Stories – New & Selected is the latest from writer / director Noah Baumbach. Stiller, Hoffman, Sandler and Thompson play members of an estranged family that gathers in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father…
I particularly like the idea of Stiller, Sandler and Hoffman performing together. I’m also in for the family dynamics that’ll undoubtedly result in interesting conflict; not that I like to see family members fight, you understand…
Starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Terry Crews and directed by Steven Brill, Sandy Wexler is a 1990s set star-crossed love story, where a devoted talent agent who manages several eccentric clients falls in love with his latest signing, a very talented singer played by Jennifer Hudson…
I’m not one of those people who isn’t an Adam Sandler fan. Granted I don’t love all of his movies but since I enjoyed most of his earlier ones and I didn’t hate Funny People (2009) or Blended (2014), I tend to give him the benefit of the doubt. Fingers crossed that we all enjoy this new one.
Chris Rock, Conan O’brien, Jane Seymour, Kevin James and Vanilla Ice also star.