Wednesday, June 6, 2012

You Didn't See "Hot Rod" and You Ruined Andy Samberg's Career

Posted By on Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM

While I don't think I've enjoyed an Adam Sandler movie since The Wedding Singer (I also liked Funny People and Punch Drunk Love, but those don't really seem like they count, since they lacked the David Spade cameos I generally expect from Sandler films), so I'm admittedly not the target audience for That's My Boy, but the NSFW red-band trailer for the movie coming to theatres on June 15th is particularly horrifying. Not because of the content, which seems like the same exercise in idiocy and terribly cameos Sandler considers his oeuvre, but because Andy Samberg is also involved.

Samberg, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live's Digital Shorts like "Dick in a Box" and "I'm on a Boat", isn't some sort of auteur, but he did star in one of my favorite movies of all time, Hot Rod, which no one saw likely dooming Samberg's chances of creating his own films for awhile, hence That's My Boy and next year's film that will make you say "They're making a sequel to that?", Grownups 2. Samberg also stars in this year's Celeste and Jesse Forever, which seems like it might be good, so there's still hope, but it might take the collective will of everyone who ever shared a YouTube link to "Jizz in my Pants" to keep Samberg from traveling down a road that turns him into another Adam Sandler sidekick.

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