That's My Boy Reviews
On some level I marveled at the conviction that Adam Sandler pours into playing a character like Donny Berger, a boneheaded, loud-mouthed alcoholic loser from Boston.
Mr. Sandler manages a frame or so of genuine sentiment, and the caricature is so ugly it's cute. He's a performer, and there are moments when audiences will surrender to his shtick. Moments.
Sandler's Berger is the most loutish, annoying character he's come up with since "Little Nicky." Nicky came from hell; viewers of "That's My Boy" will feel like they're in it.
I know, when Sandler's not trying he's an easy target, and he's not trying here. But honestly, this is one of those movies you feel stupider just for having sat through. I think I'm already worse at math.
It points you toward the irresistible conclusion that for all his success Sandler feels only contempt for his audience and tremendous insecurity about his own stature in the comedy universe.