Movie Stats & Links
Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rodney Dangerfield
young. Lots of crude humor and a dude with boobs on
||Only if she's a
die-hard Adam Sandler fan.
||Some funny scenes.
||Angel Holly in
I generally like Adam Sandler movies. The jokes are
simple and sometimes tasteless, the stories are easy to follow, and
they donít try to be anything that they arenít. Adam usually
doesnít go for filmmaking that breaks barriers, just to have fun.
"Little Nicky" had the potential to be fun, and maybe when
I catch it on video or cable Iíll find myself always watching it,
but sitting in the theater I just didnít find "Little
Nicky" that enjoyable.
A Movie Review
In "Little Nicky" we get Adam playing Nicky. Nicky has
a speech impediment and a facial distortion because one of his
brothers hit him with a shovel. Nicky is also the son of the devil
(Harvey Keitel). All is going well in hell, dad even decides not to
give up his throne after 10,000 years of rule, and this is where all
hell breaks loose (ha, ha, get it, all hell breaks loose!). It seems
Nickyís two other brothers are pissed, they wanted the job, so as
brothers will do when dad doesnít give them the seat of power,
well, they revolt. The problem with their revolution is that with
them going to Manhattan the gates of hell are broken and souls canít
enter. And since the souls canít enter, well, dad begins to
deteriorate and fall to pieces, literally. Itís up to Nicky to
restore the balance of good and evil, so he has to go to Manhattan
and bring his brothers back to hell.
Nicky makes it to Manhattan and gets befriended by a talking
bulldog, Mr. Beefy, who helps Nicky realize the evil power that is
in him, but in the meantime Nickyís brothers have possessed the
bodies of the mayor and the cardinal, with the mayor changing the
drinking age to ten years old and the cardinal getting people to
believe God isnít helping them.
You can probably guess that Nicky saves the world, but not
without a little help from his mother, Angel Holly (Reese
Witherspoon), who met dad at a heaven & hell mixer, and also
from Ozzy Osbourne in a role perfect for him.
The story was kind of cute, you can feel sorry for Nicky, and
some of the jokes were as crude as you might think with a story
centered around hell (poor Hitler and his daily pineapple enema and
donít piss of the devil or you might get boobs on your head), and
the movie does have some cute spots, but I just have to recommend
you wait for video or cable on this one. The movie has some great
visuals of hell, the cameos are sometimes funny, but I just didnít
find "Little Nicky" as funny as some of Adamís other
movies. Maybe in time it will grow on me, but this time itís 2
stars out of 5 for "Little Nicky," although I know that
when itís on cable Iíll probably always turn to it just like I
do "The Waterboy."
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!