Plot: What’s it about?
So, thereÆs this guy named Adam Sandler, heÆs an ex SNL (Saturday Night Live) cast member. He decided to try doing some comedy albums and branch into movies his first starring role was known as “Billy Madison”. In this, he plays the son of a millionaire businessman. Billy has had it easy his whole life, coasting through school and other things. His biggest problem, it would seem, is how many drinks to have during one day! Billy, however, is under the delusion that he will just “get control” of his fathers company after he steps down. Now the trouble begins.
His father decides to give the company to Eric, the Executive Vice-President, and generally a “bad, bad man” as Billy puts it. In an effort to impress his father, and show he is worthy of running a Fortune 500 company, Billy agrees to repeat school (Grades 1-12), attending class for two weeks a grade. Upon completion of his “graduation” from the 12th grade, Billy gets control of the company. Sounds like a stupid movie, right? Admittedly, itÆs not SchindlerÆs List or Dances with Wolves, but itÆs very entertaining. Adam Sandler has a gift about him that people can relate to, included are some great performances by the late Chris Farley, as an angry bus driver, Bridgette Wilson as BillyÆs love interest and third grade teacher (that should tell you something right there), and Norm McDonald as one of BillyÆs slacker friends.
Video: How does it look?
The picture on this 16:9 picture is flawless. The picture is bright and the colors are all vivid. A superb picture!
Audio: How does it sound?
The 5.1 Dolby Digital Soundtrack sounds great. The surround speakers were used quite frequently, and a good range of sound is distributed over the front channels as well. A very solid souding soundtrack.
Supplements: What are the extras?
Aside from some cast bios and production notes, that’s about it. Universal does include these, whereas some studios do not, so it’s better to have them than not…But basically, it’s just the movie. But a good and entertaining one at that.