Adam Sandler Leads The Razzie Nominations

Are you sick of hearing about the Oscars and all the amazing movies you haven’t seen and probably won’t see until they end up on TV when you are bored or too hung over to even reach for the remote? Let’s take a look at the flip side of Hollywood lauding Hollywood: Adam Sandler officially had a crappy year when it came to the Silver Screen.  The former SNLer has taken the record when it comes to the Razzies, the awards show that honors the year’s worst films, being nominated for a whopping 11 categories.

Jack and Jill, in which Sandler plays both a man and his annoying sister, is getting serious recogntion. He is nominated for both worst actor and worst screenplay couple for that flick, as well as his role in Just Go with It.  He also gets double attention for worst-picture and worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel with nods to both Bucky Larson and Jack and Jill.

Sandler will be competing with other terrible films like New Year’s Eve and Transformers: Dark of the Moon and actors like Nicolas Cage and Taylor Lautner in the April 1, ceremony.

Sandler should take heart, the critical panning of Jack and Jill was pure comedy gold with lines like "More than 24 hours has passed since I watched the new Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill and I am still dead inside." Additionally, he can now claim victory over Eddie Murphy, who held the previous record for most Razzie noms for Norbit, for being worse at playing drag opposite himself. That’s a very special feat in and of itself.

‘Jack and Jill’ Made $26 Million This Weekend, Suckers

This weekend, we collected samples from wonderfully harsh reviews of Adam Sandler’s cross-dressing comedy Jack and Jill. Would you see Jack and Jill after reading any of those criticisms? Would you see it after being subjected to the trailer? Well, neither the preview nor the vitriol spewed by America’s film critics did much to deter the public, as Jack and Jill made $26 million weekend.

Because Adam Sandler comedies generally open to huge numbers, industry experts actually deemed Jack and Jill’s weekend numbers a disappointment, since many had predicted it to rake in more than $30 million, in line with previous Sandler laugh-a-thons. In related news, industry experts somehow think we’re more stupid than we actually are.

For reference, Jack and Jill made more money in one weekend than Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors made during its entire box office run. To be fair, Crimes and Misdemeanors didn’t feature this Dunkin’ Donuts commercial where Al Pacino sings and dances with a giant coffee cup:

Even after factoring in the irony hounds who saw Jack and Jill as a joke, the return numbers indicate that millions of people made the conscious decision to spend no small amount of money during a recession to see Adam Sandler wear a wig and crush a miniature horse.

America is back, baby!