Nominations for the 33rd Annual Razzie Awards, which honor the worst in film, were just announced, and the Adam Sandler/Andy Samberg vehicle That's My Boy received a whopping eight nominations. That's a lot, but it falls short of 12 nominations for Sandler's Jack and Jill last year. That's My Boy was nominated in just about every category, including Worst Picture, Worst Screen Ensemble, and Worst Actor (Adam Sandler), joining Battleship, Oogieloves, and the latest Twilight installment as one of 2012's most-nominated movies, Razzie-wise. That's My Boy had more nominations than any other comedy this year, beating out Madea's Witness Protection (4), A Thousand Words (3), What to Expect When You're Expecting (2), [...]
Adam Sandler RazzieWatch 2012 is ongoing. The Sandman has received a record-breaking 11 Razzie nominations, including both Worst Actor (as Jack in Jack and Jill) and Worst Actress (as Jill). It looks like he's got a lock on being declared officially the worst come April 1, but I hope those brave souls making the decisions remember to save some Razzies for Candy Land next year. Let's not be shortsighted here.
Exciting news for lovers of unlovably bad things: Jack and Jill has a legitimate shot at breaking the all-time record for most Razzie awards. That title is currently held by I Know Who Killed Me, for which Lindsay Lohan impressively tied herself for Worst Actress in 2007. But if Adam Sandler wins Worst Actor for his portrayal of Jack and Worst Actress for Jill, this could be the year things change! History is in the making!
It's been out for one day, and Jack and Jill has already earned the rare distinction of a 0% rating from "top critics" on Rotten Tomatoes. (Technically it has a 2% from "all critics," which means there is one very unpopular "bottom critic" out there.) Combined with Bucky Larson, which is still enjoying its own 0%, this makes two comically colossal flops written by Adam Sandler this season. And we know what that means…comically over-the-top negative reviews!
Take this opening line from Time Magazine's Mary Pols: "More than 24 hours has passed since I watched the new Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill and I am [...]
Here's a much better shot of Adam Sandler in costume on the set of his upcoming film Jack and Jill, in which he plays both a brother and a sister. If there was any question to what this is going to be like, just check out the resumes of the people behind the camera: Steven Koren (Evan Almighty, Click) wrote the screenplay, and Sandler comedy director Dennis Dugan (Grown Ups, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, The Benchwarmers) is directing.
Let that sink in, aspiring screenwriters: the guy who wrote Evan Almighty is selling scripts and you are not.