I’m conflicted about this one. It was funnier than Adam Sandler movies usually are, but the story itself seems mean and manipulative.
It’s one of those rare movies where Adam Sandler doesn’t play an extremely angry or extremely immature character, but there was a mixture of really awful and really great supporting characters.
Stable camera? Check. Good lighting? Check. No scenes where Adam Sandler is wearing a dress? Check!
Lots and lots and lots of Spam. You know, just like the real Hawaii.** It’s not as “in your face” as the product placement in other Adam Sandler movies, but it’s still there.
**I have never been to the real Hawaii. Please contact the Send Justin to Hawaii Fund to make a donation today.
What can I say? Despite a few flaws, I had more fun with it than I expected.
In closing, since I seem obligated to mention his name in every section when I review one of his movies…Adam Sandler Adam Sandler Adam Sandler.