9:40 PM, 3rd March, 2001
What can one say about an Adam Sandler film that hasn't been said a thousand times before? Well, it's worth a shot I suppose. This film is like peanut-butter-and-jelly ice cream. It's like chocolate-coated caviar. It's like turkey with a yogurt-based stuffing. In other words, it's an acquired taste, and one that many will never acquire. There, I doubt that's been said before. But if you've already acquired a liking for Sandler and his particular brand of puerile humour, this film has many rewards for you. The plot is typical Sandler((mdash))simple, yet twisted. As per usual, he plays the title role, Nicky. Nicky is the son of the devil, but he's not really like the rest of his family. His brother Cassius (Lister) is the brawny, warring part of evil. Brother Adrian is the cunning, deviously intelligent part. Nicky is more like the feminine side that evil usually keeps hidden.
When his brothers head off to Earth in a plan to take over Hell, it is up to Nicky to save his father's throne. Sent to Earth to stop his brothers, it is time for Nicky to discover a little about life, love, and himself. With great set designs for the nether realms, fun performances from all involved, and a huge number of cameos (most of which are used well), this is an enjoyable film to sit through. It's also the film that, in my opinion, gives the best argument I've seen for trying to get into heaven. Oh, and there's a special treat in there for all you Happy Gilmore fans((mdash))look out for it.