Overall, though, I don't like him much. I have not seen that many of his films all the way through. It just feels like I have, because they all just start to look the same to me.
If you want to set my teeth on edge, just say, "Billy Madison." I've seen bits of it while kids were watching it on video and those bits were almost enough to cause my bits to rise in my throat. Ick. The kind of goofball comedy Sandler specializes in must be popular, at least among juveniles, because he keeps getting paid to do it again. His current threat to theatergoers' intelligence is "Jack and Jill," in which he plays a grown man and his sister. I don't quite get why it's automatically deemed funny to put a man in women's clothing. There have been a couple of movies that have done the shtick pretty well -- "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "What Women Want" come to mind -- but "Jack and Jill" doesn't look as though it's going to be another of them.
Does "Spanglish" change my mind about Sandler? Yes and no. I've seen the film, and it shows another acting side of him that I approve of. On the other hand: "Jack and Jill" is still his most recent choice of roles. Need I say more? (A propósito, I can't say I liked "Spanglish" wholeheartedly, either.)
But what do you think? Take the poll.