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721. You Don't Mess With the Zohan

Published February 2, 2017

Background info

Title: You Don’t Mess With the Zohan Director: Dennis Dugan Year: 2008 Run time: 1hr 53m

“Comedy superstar Adam Sandler is back - and funnier than ever - as The Zohan, the finest counterterrorist agent the Israeli army has. That is, until he fakes his death and travels to Manhattan to live his dream…as a hairdresser. Now this skilled fighting machine who used to clip bad guys is out to prove he can make the cut as a top stylist. All goes silky smooth until his cover is blown when he’s recognized by a Palestinian cab driver (Rob Schneider). Now, The Zohan must fight to live a peaceful new life in New York in this razor-sharp action-packed comedy from Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel, Judd Apatow and Dennis Dugan.”

Live blog

0:30 – Always scared to see the Happy Madison logo. That’s not a good sign. 3:27 – You don’t want to eat a whole fish like that, do you? 8:17 – “Stay in the army, play it safe.” 14:18 – How’d they film him swimming like that? Weird! 21:45 – Bikes don’t fit in bins.

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Conclusions

So, the comedy bundle I bought on iTunes included three films that I was not looking forward to watching, and you will see why as the next three Film Watch updates document. This one, I don’t even understand how it got made. What is the point? Why is Sandler being Israeli? Where are the jokes? Just didn’t get it and couldn’t wait for our twenty minute switch off rule to come into effect.

Rating: Unrated.

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