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Every few months, RollingStone. For the first few minutes, you could be watching any raunchcom that carbon-dates back to the late Eighties or early-to-mid-Nineties in this case, , the kind featuring a shirtless dude floating in a pool with a baseball cap on his head and a drink in his hand. And then it appears: a foot tall penguin, standing in the driveway. As our inebriated hero begins to chase after the running flightless bird, it starts to dawn on you that this is not your typical gross-out, use-party-as-a-verb movie. For our dimwitted hero, this is damned near a Herculean feat. But for every hint of the lowest-common-denominator assault that Sandler would later unleash on moviegoers, there are glimpses of a once-in-a-generation comic weirdness in its pure, uncut form. It helps to remember what an oddball Sandler was when he first abbie-doobied his way into the public consciousness. Think a younger, sleazier Zohan. And this is your bid for stardom? I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
Billy Madison is a American comedy film directed by Tamra Davis. The film was written by Sandler and Tim Herlihy and produced by Robert Simonds , and was Macdonald's feature film debut. Billy Madison is the childish, mentally challenged, and spoiled year-old heir to Madison Hotels, a Fortune chain of hotels founded by his father, retiring tycoon Brian Madison. Billy spends his days drinking with friends and creating disturbances across his father's estate. One day, Billy ruins a dinner meeting between his father and his associates by acting obnoxiously. Brian loses confidence in his son and chooses his devious executive vice president Eric Gordon to take over Madison Hotels. When Billy begs his father to reconsider his decision, as he knows how callous and cruel Eric is, Brian reveals that he secretly bribed Billy's school teachers to give him passing grades. The two finally compromise: Billy must complete all 12 grades in two-week intervals to prove he is competent enough to manage the company. Shortly after enrolling into school, Billy becomes attracted to a teacher named Veronica Vaughn, who initially ignores him. Nevertheless, Billy successfully progresses through his first two grades.