We offered the best of Adam Sandler. Now, in an effort to be fair and balanced, we will venture into the Adam Sandler selections that completely missed the mark. The crazy thing with Sandler: stories are often there, but as of late, the execution has been Phone-it-in City. Poor. Rudimentary. Paint-by-Number. There are a handful of his films that were neither qualifying for best or worst, and we’ll leave time to work them over a bit more. But for now…the worst film offerings of the beloved Adam Sandler.
10. You Don’t Mess With the Zohan (2008)
It was a stretch. Former Israeli Special Forces soldier ventures to the United States to open a hair salon, and live his dream. Legendary among his foes, he’s an unknown entity once arriving in the United States. His sex appeal is so strong, women can’t deny his versatile skill set in the salon chair, or in the storage closet at the salon. Then, enemies from his past discover his new identity, and…well…can you imagine anything so exciting? Something like…watching paint dry? It didn’t seem that this film was ever supposed to be good. It seemed like something Adam was contracted to do, and it was the least awful script that came across his agent’s desk. Per usual, Sandler is able to hook his rapidly dwindling 23-45 demographic with a beautiful female lead, in this case, Emmanuelle Chriqui.