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Little Nicky
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Starring: Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rodney Dangerfield
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: New Line Cinema
Web Site: www.littlenicky.com
Kiddie Movie: Not too young.  Lots of crude humor and a dude with boobs on his head.
Date Movie: Only if she's a die-hard Adam Sandler fan.
Gratuitous Sex: Nah.
Gratuitous Violence: Ehh.
Action: Nah.
Laughs: Some funny scenes.
Memorable Scene: Angel Holly in heaven.
Memorable Quote: Nah.
Directed By: Steven Brill
Produced By: Robert Simonds, Jack Giarraputo

Little Nicky
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:33 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
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.

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!!!

 

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