One of the great things about live-blogging these games is that we've got a whole team, which leaves me time to noodle on about whatever happens to tickle my interest bone.
In Judd Apatow‘s Funny People, Adam Sandler‘s character George Simmons is a successful stand-up comic turned comedy star who has appeared in many shitty but successful movies. Apatow was forced to create some of the character's earlier big screen hits. Some of the films appear as posters or whatnot in the background, while others actually feature prominently on screen.
Those fake shitty movies include Merman, Astro-Man, and My Best Friend is a Robot ... and Sandler's actual new movie, Jack & Jill, would fit in perfectly with any of those imaginary crap-fests.
Of course, what's so interesting about this is that in Funny People -- not a great movie but a good one -- Sandler's character seems to understand that he's been making shitty movies, and that maybe there's more to life than making shitty movies. And because you can't help seeing Sandler in his character, you can't help thinking that maybe Sandler himself knows most of his movies are shitty, and that maybe there's more to life...
But this new one looks like the shittiest yet. I don't really blame the guy. He can actually act some. He showed that in Funny People, and also in Punch-Drunk Love.
Those movies didn't pay the bills, though. Shitty movies pay the bills, and Sandler's presumably laughing all the way to the bank. And crying himself to sleep at night.