Adam Sandler has a dubious record. The "Saturday Night Live" alum received a total of 11 Razzie nominations for his work on three movies. The Sandler films "Jack and Jill," "Just Go with It," and "Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star" earned him bids for his acting, producing, and writing efforts. "Jack and Jill" earned Sandler nominations for Worst Actor and Worst Actress. The Razzies honor the worst in movies and Sandler is no stranger to them. He has received numerous bids for his lack of acting ability. Here is a look back at the worst movies from Adam Sandler.
This is the worst of many bad movies from the comedic actor. He can thank John Travolta's dud "Battlefield Earth" for helping him avoid taking home the Razzie. In any case, the actor plays a son of Satan with a glaring speech impediment and a goofy hair style. The plot centers on his brothers tricking him in an effort to take the throne of the devil. The plot was shaky at best and the acting certainly didn't help matters.
Sandler might make a lot of people laugh but he has little business starring in an action movie. This movie attempted to blend action sequences with the comedy abilities of Sandler and co-star Damon Wayans. While there are a few good gags in the movie the action sequences are terrible. Not surprisingly the "Happy Gilmore" star hasn't been given roles like this one again. On the plus side, his chemistry with Wayans wasn't terrible. Perhaps a better plot could have helped with these two actors.
With hits like "Happy Gilmore" and "The Waterboy" under his belt, Sandler was looking like box office gold. This movie was certainly proof of that as it grossed a ton of money in theatres. But dollars don't always translate into quality. The actor hams it up big time in this movie even by his standards. The jokes were forced and his performance was worthy of a Razzie win. Even a supporting role from the great Jon Stewart couldn't save this movie.
"I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"
If there is anything worse than seeing Sandler rehash the same roles over and over again, it is seeing him try to act in a comedy with a political message. He joins Kevin James in this forgettable comedy about two firemen that get married in order to keep health benefits. The actor earned another one of his many Razzie nominations as he tries to play the tougher of the two leads. The movie might have had a sweet message but there was nothing but a sour taste for those that spent money to watch it.
Note: This was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Join the Yahoo! Contributor Network here to start publishing your own articles.
- Adam Sandler