The Razzies Wave A Big ‘Ol Middle Finger In Adam Sandler’s Direction

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Nick Swardson in Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011) Movie Image

Like me, I imagine most of you couldn’t care less about the Oscars last night. They lost me the year that “Dances With Wolves” beat “Goodfellas” (and I LIKE “Dances With Wolves, but come on), and the awards ceased to have any relevance in my life. I haven’t seen most of the nominees, and I have little to no interest in almost all of them.

The Razzies, however, is a different story entirely. I know that many of you out there share my tendency to wallow in the filthiest cinematic gutters, and this is an award that truly represents the lowest of the low, the “Worst in Film”. For example, this year Adam Sandler garnered a record-breaking 11 noms for all of the filmic horrors he spewed forth into the world in 2011. That is more than double the number that Eddie Murphy, the previous top dog, received for “Norbit” in 2007.

I legitimately like some of the movies on this list (“Drive Angry” was one of my top three movie going experiences in 2011). I’m curious what you agree with, what you have a beef with, and what movies you all think are the bottom of the barrel from the last year.

I suspect that “Bucky Larson” will walk away with many, many trophies, but in my mind, “Jack & Jill” will forever be thought of as “the movie that made Al Pacino rap”, and that, in my world, is an unforgivable sin.

The 32nd Razzie Awards will be announced on April 1.

And the nominees are:

WORST PICTURE

“Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star”
“Jack & Jill”
“New Year’s Eve”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I”

WORST ACTOR

Russell Brand – “Arthur”
Nicolas Cage – “Drive Angry”, “Season of the Witch”, and “Trespass”
Taylor Lautner – “Abduction” and “Twilight”
Adam Sandler – “Jack & Jill” and “Just Go With It”
Nick Swardson – “Bucky Larson”

WORST ACTRESS

Martin Lawrence (As “Momma”) – “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son”
Sarah Palin (As “Herself”) – “Sarah Palin: The Undefeated”
Sarah Jessica Parker – “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and “New Year’s Eve”
Adam Sandler (As “Jill”) – “Jack & Jill”
Kristen Stewart – “Twilight”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Patrick Dempsey – “Transformers 3”
James Franco – “Your Highness”
Ken Jeong – “Big Mommas”, “The Hangover Part 2”, “Transformers”, and “Zookeeper”
Al Pacino – “Jack & Jill”
Nick Swardson – “Jack & Jill” and “Just Go With It”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Katie Holmes – “Jack & Jill”
Brandon T. Jackson – “Big Mommas”
Nicole Kidman – “Just Go With It”
David Spade – “Jack & Jill”
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (AKA “The Underwear Model”) – “Transformers 3”

WORST SCREEN ENSEMBLE

The Entire Cast of “Bucky Larson”
The Entire Cast of “Jack & Jill”
The Entire Cast of “New Year’s Eve”
The Entire Cast of “Transformers 3”
The Entire Cast of “Twilight”

WORST DIRECTOR

Michael Bay – “Transformers 3”
Tom Brady – “Bucky Larson”
Bill Condon – “Twilight”
Dennis Dugan – “Jack & Jill” and “Just For With It”
Garry Marshall – “New Year’s Eve”

WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL

“Arthur”
“Bucky Larson” (Rip-Off of “Boogie Nights” and “A Star is Born”)
“The Hangover Part 2” (Both a Sequel AND a Remake!)
“Jack & Jill” (Remake/Rip-Off of Ed Woods’ “Glen of Glenda”)
“Twilight”

WORST SCREEN COUPLE

Nicolas Cage & Anyone Sharing the Screen with Him in Any of His Three 2011 Movies
Shia LeBeouf & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley—“Transformers 3”
Adam Sandler & EITHER Jennifer Aniston OR Brooklyn Decker—“Just Go With It”
Adam Sandler and EITHER Katie Holmes, Al Pacino OR Adam Sandler—“Jack & Jill”
Kristen Stewart & EITHER Taylor Lautner OR Robert Pattinson—“Twilight”

WORST SCREENPLAY

“Bucky Larson” – Written by Adam Sandler, Allen Covert and Nick Swardson
“Jack & Jill” – Screenplay by Steve Koren & Adam Sandler, Story by Ben Zook
“New Year’s Eve” – Written by Katherine Fugate
“Transformers 3” – Written by Ehren Kruger
“Twilight” – Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg

Via : The Razzies

Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight
  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    I’ll admit that Funny People was pretty good, but it wasn’t so much a comedy, but rather about comedians.

    Never found him to be funny in the slightest bit. Some reason he think suddenly speaking in that funny voice he does automatically makes things funny. That just made it more annoying.

    • http://twitter.com/BrentMMcKnight Brent McKnight

      Sandler has always been super hit and miss for me, even back to his SNL days. I like Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore, but I think you’re right on with the funny voices schtick. Waterboy and Little Nicky were crap.

      I do have to admit that, against my better judgment, I sort of love Don’t Mess With the Zohan.

      • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

        Forgot about the Zohan. That was actually funny. It was a pretty good concept. Mosad turned hair dresser was a good premise. And the chick from Entourage as the eye candy didn’t hurt either.

        I never did watch Billy Madison or Happy Gilmore just because it was a Sandler movie.

        Punch, Drunk, Love was another movie that was decent. Again, not a Sandler comedy. So for me, as an actor, he’s not bad. As a comedian, not so much.

        I wonder if topping the Razzies will wake him up a little bit?

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          >>I wonder if topping the Razzies will wake him up a little bit?

          You say that as if the Razzies actually mean anything to anyone other than the people who come up with the Razzies. :)

          • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

            lol, it doesn’t mean much but I think it reflects the zeitgeist. the list actually does get some significant press even if the awards themselves are meaningless.