Well, you gotta at least give Adam Sandler credit for never pretending his schlocky comedies were anything more than well paid excuses for him to goof off with his pals. And last night, hitting “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” he fessed up that his comedies—including this weekend’s terrible “Blended” (our review)—are nothing more than paid vacations, sometimes with Sandler himself pitching the locales.
“Yes,” Sandler told Kimmel (watch below) when asked straight up about the true rationale behind his movies. “I have done that since ‘50 First Dates,’ It was written in another place. I said, ‘Imagine if we did it in Hawaii, how great that movie would be.’ And they said, ‘Yeah, that’s a very artistic idea.’ I’ve been doing that ever since.” And note, he got another paid trip to Hawaii seven years later when he made “Just Go With It.”
We’ll see how much longer the studios will support Sandler’s continent-hopping comedies after he goes to Africa this weekend in “Blended,” which is likely to be crushed handily by “X-Men: Days Of Future Past.” But perhaps sensing he can’t ride that gravy train much longer, Sandler’s next efforts are the indie “The Cobbler,” Jason Reitman‘s “Men, Women & Children” and the blockbuster, video game character-driven “Pixels,” which takes place in the far-off, exotic world of New York. [Rope Of Silicon/AV Club]