According to an article that I just saw, Adam Sandler has set a record by getting 11 Razzie nominations in a single year (based on the movie Jack & Jill). However, I’m betting that Sandler isn’t getting too down about this. In fact, I’m betting that he really doesn’t give a shit.
After all, I’m pretty sure Sandler is rich. It’s hard to care about slights like this when you’re rich.
Beyond that, he’s Adam Sandler. It isn’t like he is exactly a serious actor here. Not that I mean that he can’t act, just that he does funny movies. Sometimes they aren’t great movies, but they’re just funny little movies. He’s a comedian. That’s what he does. I doubt that he’s gonna care about a record-setting number of Razzies.
After all, can Adam Sandler even be embarrassed? I don’t really think so. That’s his schtick. He’s delivered lines such as (paraphrased of course): “Stop looking at me swan!”, “If your friends have had relations with a sixty year old man, don’t throw them out your car…or you will die.”, and “Fuck me in the goat-ass!” I’m pretty sure he has a pretty high threshold for embarrassment. I don’t think a Razzie record is going to do it. His money will probably help.
Mind you, I have no plans to see Jack & Jill. It’s probably pretty bad. Some of Sandler’s movies are. However, what do people expect? They’re just funny little movies. They do well enough and people get a good laugh most of the time.
Now, I’m not protesting the Razzies here. I’m sure Jack & Jill deserves every one it gets. I’m just saying that I doubt Sandler will lose any sleep over this, nor do I think he needs to. Hell, he’ll probably manage to make good use of the publicity somehow. His stuff may not be high art, but he’s done pretty good for a funny guy. He’ll be making more movies…and people will probably go to see them.