Movies of the week
Meet him in an interview room and you would struggle to come across anything over the top about him. While he’s expected to wisecrack to split your sides, he won’t trip over the line. Now change the set-up into a movie and the very man could be seen embroiled in bold, raunchy acts. That’s the beyond comparison Adam Sandler for you!
It started in 2009 with the mature audience targeted ‘Funny People.’ With the latest ‘That’s My Boy’, the list of his naughty on-screen avatars has one more potential addition.
The movie presents Donny (Sandler’s role) as an unscrupulous teen, who has a fling with his high-school teachers, giving rise to his son, Todd. Donny brings up Todd up to the age of 18 and afterwards, parts ways with him.
However, when a whopping bill of outstanding taxes comes knocking at his door, he decides to reunite with Todd, just when the latter has plans to walk down the aisle. Then on, a spree of unusual, wild happenings is set into motion.
Why Sandler agreed to do ‘That’s My Boy?’
Reportedly, he says he doesn’t like to render clichéd roles time and again! That might be true, but his on-screen naughtiness carries on, and though some may bracket it as clichéd, I would categorize it as an exception.