Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights
(Adam Sandler / PG-13 / 89 mins / Columbia TriStar)
Overview:Davey Stone, a 33-year-old party animal, finds himself in trouble with the law after his wild ways go too far. In keeping with the holiday spirit, the judge gives Davey one last chance at redemption — he has to spend the holiday performing community service as the assistant referee for the youth basketball league or go to jail. Davey thinks he's gotten off easy until he meets Whitey Duvall, the eccentric, elf-like head referee. Adam Sandler voices the three lead characters.
Verdict:Heaven help the unsuspecting families who wander into 'Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights' expecting a jolly animated holiday funfest as this "cartoon" may well be offbeat, sometimes gross and surprisingly appealing, yet still reeks of a super-indulgent, cobbled-together vanity trip which steps out like 'Happy Gilmore' auditioning for an episode of 'Jackass' ! 'Eight Crazy Nights' is forgettable, soggy and dumb, a dark, vulgar, brooding turnoff of a movie and could even go down as one of the most tasteless holiday films ever made !