I spent my teenage years and young adult life, like most other teenagers of the late 90’s did, watching Adam Sandler movies. I can’t tell you how many I have seen, guessing almost all of his movies, and I surely do not want to admit how many times I have re-watched many of them as well.
Recently he has had a few titles released that did not look appealing, much like Little Nicky. I figured this was just a phase I was going through.
Well I turned on Mr. Deeds a few weeks back, and as I sat through it, I realized I was not laughing. Nothing that I used to find funny, was…funny! What was going on?
I paused and thought about all his past movies that I had rather enjoyed, only to find that, now, I didn’t find them humorous at all. I thought of funny scenes I remembered, and nothing! Not even a chuckle. Was it the fact that he still has characters that manage to have that fake whinny high-pitched voice in each and every single movie? His stories always had happy endings, he had big named stars, yet I was drawing blanks as to why I found these movies good back then.
I was saddened a bit by my discovery, that I have indeed become an adult and out-grown the comedy that is every Adam Sandler movie. It felt like a passing of an era. Yet like everything else that has been on my path lately, I gratefully pat it on it’s back, thank it, and continue on to bigger and better things.