Bedtime Stories (film)
Bedtime Stories is a 2008 American fantasy comedy film directed by Adam Shankman and written by Matt Lopez and Tim Herlihy. It stars Adam Sandler in his first appearance in a family-oriented film alongside Keri Russell, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Laura Ann Kesling, Guy Pearce, Aisha Tyler, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Lucy Lawless and Courteney Cox. Sandler's production company Happy Madison and Andrew Gunn's company Gunn Films co-produced the film with Walt Disney Pictures; the film was theatrically released on December 2008 by Walt Disney Pictures. Despite receiving negative reviews from critics, it was a box office success after earning $212.9 million against an $80 million budget. Skeeter Bronson is a hotel maintenance man, promised as a child by his father Marty to be the manager of the family hotel, but it is bought by hotel chain Nottingham Hotels. 25 years the new manager Barry Nottingham plans to build a new hotel and appoints another man, the snotty Kendall Duncan to become the manager because he is dating his daughter, Violet.
Skeeter's sister Wendy asks him to watch her kids and Bobbi, because the school at which she is the principal is being closed and she is looking for a job in Arizona. The first night, Skeeter tells a bedtime story taking place in medieval times, with some additions from her kids; the next day, the entire story miraculously comes true. Nottingham gives Skeeter a shot at the manager position when he says his new hotel theme was taken by Hard Rock Hotel and on his way home, it rains gumballs on top of him, all from the story; the next night, at the hotel, he tells another story set in the Old West, when he waits for it to come true, a man dressed in Indian attire steals his wallet. He gets kicked by a dwarf, he spots a Ferrari car, thought he was being offered it for free but Violet drives away with it. The night after that, out on a campfire near the hotel, he tells them about a Greek chariot-riding stuntman, he ends up falling for his sister's friend and colleague Jill. On the last night with the kids, he tells them about a space fight in which he triumphs over Kendall.
After he wins the gig of manager, he makes the discovery from Kendall that the new Nottingham Hotel will be at the location of the closing school. After being fired by Nottingham, which turned out to be the connection to the ending of the space story, he gets the hotel moved to Santa Monica, with Jill is able to avert the demolition, saving the school and his nephew and niece, while getting his wallet and money back from the same man that stole it from him earlier. Sometime he marries Jill and establishes a motel named after his late father. Kendall and his accomplice Aspen are demoted to the motel's waiting staff. Violet marries Skeeter's best friend Mickey, giving him control of the Nottingham Empire, becoming the ninth richest man alive. In the meantime, Nottingham quits hotel management to become a school nurse and newlywed Skeeter and Jill have a baby, while Bugsy the guinea pig marries too, has a bunch of babies. Director Adam Shankman describes Adam Sandler's character as "a sort of'Cinderfella' character" and adds that "'He's like Han Solo...'"
It was filmed on various locations in California, including in Thousand Oaks where Mr. Nottingham's palace is set; the score to Bedtime Stories was composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams, who recorded his score with the Hollywood Studio Symphony at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox. The song "Don't Stop Believin'" is played during the film and during the end credits; the film was released in the United States on December 25, 2008, in Poland on January 23, 2009 and in Sweden on February 20, 2009. The film received negative reviews; as of September 28, 2011, Rotten Tomatoes reported that 25% of critics gave positive reviews based on 108 reviews, with an average rating of 4.4/10. The consensus states, "Though it may earn some chuckles from pre-teens, this kid-friendly Adam Sandler comedy is uneven, poorly paced, lacks the requisite whimsy to work." Metacritic gave the film a 33/100 approval rating based on 26 reviews. Slashfilm predicted that Bedtime Stories would open #1 during the December 25–28, 2008 Christmas weekend due to its family appeal and the box office draw of Adam Sandler, but it came at #3 grossing $38 million behind Marley & Me and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
However, during the standard 3-day weekend, it jumped ahead of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ranking #2 behind Marley & Me with $27.5 million. As of February 2009, the film had grossed $110,101,975 in the United States and Canada and $102,772,467 in other countries, totaling $212,874,442 worldwide; the film was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on April 7, 2009. The DVD was released as a two-disc edition including behind-the-scenes featurette. Commercials advertising the discs feature background music recycled from the film Back to the Future Part III; as of November 1, 2009 the DVD has sold 2,835,662 copies generating $49,409,944 in sales revenue. Australian Film Institute 2009BMI Film & TV Awards 2009Kids' Choice Awards, Australia 2009Kids' Choice Awards, USA 2009Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2009Young Ar
The Goldbergs (2013 TV series)
The Goldbergs is an American television period sitcom that premiered on September 24, 2013, on ABC. The series was created by Adam F. Goldberg and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, George Segal; the show is produced by Adam F Goldberg, Seth Gordon, Doug Robinson. It is based on Goldberg's childhood and family in the 1980s, complete with a childhood version of himself. In May 2017, ABC renewed the series for a sixth season; the sixth season premiered on September 26, 2018. The Goldbergs is set in the 1980s in Pennsylvania; the show is loosely based on the showrunner's childhood, during which he videotaped events, many of which are reenacted throughout the program. It shows the reality of the 1980s through a young boy's eyes; the series stars Jeff Garlin as Wendi McLendon-Covey as matriarch Beverly. Their two older children are Barry; the youngest child, documents his family life with his video camera. Beverly's father, Albert "Pops" Solomon, is around to provide advice or to help out his grandchildren.
The present-day "Adult Adam" narrates every episode as taking place in "1980-something". Many references to real-life Philadelphia-area businesses are made, including the Wawa Inc. convenience store chain, Gimbel's department store, Willow Grove Park Mall, Kremp's Florist of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg, the overprotective matriarch of the Goldbergs, she is called their "smother" by the kids. She injects herself into her children's lives to their embarrassment, is supremely confident in their abilities. Sean Giambrone as Adam Fredrick Goldberg, the pop-culture obsessed youngest child of the Goldbergs. Smart and geeky, he films his family's activities on a VHS camcorder, he ends up having to use his middle initial to distinguish himself from another Adam Goldberg who attends the same school and is an aspiring filmmaker. Patton Oswalt voices the adult Adam Goldberg. Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg, the gruff, somewhat asocial patriarch of the Goldbergs. Unlike Beverly, he is realistic about his children's abilities and believes she smothers them too much.
Despite his apathetic tendencies at home, he values hard work and has held various full time positions since his teenage years. Though he does not always show affection for his children, calling them morons when they make mistakes or behave in silly ways, he cares about them and wants them to learn how to fend for themselves, he runs his father-in-law's furniture business, loves sports, is seen lounging in front of his TV in his white briefs. Troy Gentile as Barry Norman Goldberg, the overconfident dim-witted middle child of the Goldbergs. Though untalented in every way, he remains self-assured while trying to become popular in high school, he is determined to dominate everything, including sports. In the fifth season finale, he proposes to Lainey and she accepts. By this point, he decided to become a doctor. Hayley Orrantia as Erica Dorothy Goldberg, the somewhat bad-tempered oldest child of the Goldbergs. Smart and musically gifted but rebellious, she is popular in school and dominant over her younger brothers.
In the fifth season, Erica left for college at D. C. School of the Arts, only to drop out at the end of the season to start a band with Lainey and Valley Erica. "Erica" is based on Eric Goldberg. George Segal as Albert "Pops" Solomon, Beverly's laid-back widower father. Though an elderly man with a number of comic eccentricities, he acts much younger than his age and gives sage advice to his grandchildren. Adam considers him his best friend, he once owned a successful furniture store called Ottoman Empire that allowed him to retire comfortably, he now lets his son-in-law Murray run the business. AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis, Erica's best friend and one of the most popular girls at school, whom Barry has had a lifelong crush on. To the surprise of many, Lainey kisses Barry at a party in the first-season finale, the two grow closer together in season two, become an unlikely couple. Following the fourth season, she has gone to attend fashion school in Savannah and ended her relationship with Barry. In season 5, she returns to Jenkintown after dropping out along with Erica to start a band.
In the final seconds of the season finale she and Barry agree to wed. In the sixth season, Lainey not only ends the engagement but leaves for L. A. to pursue her dreams alone, but not before promising Barry that when they were ready, they'd be together. Sam Lerner as'Madman' Geoff Schwartz, one of Barry's best friends; the nickname "Madman" is a form of ironic humor, given how well-behaved the character is compared to Barry. He makes many futile attempts to win her affections. At the end of the third season, he begins dating Evelyn Silver just as Erica realizes she reciprocates Geoff's feelings, he breaks up with Evey to be with Erica. Troy Winbush as Puchinski, a police officer who sometimes runs afoul of the Goldbergs' craziness, sympathises with Beverly. Cedric Yarbrough as Vic, Murray's friend and co-worker from Canada. Ben Zelevansky as Dale, the manager of the arcade frequented by Adam and Pops. (seas
Blended is a 2014 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, written by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera. It stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, with an ensemble cast featuring Bella Thorne, Emma Fuhrmann, Terry Crews, Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon and Shaquille O'Neal. South African cricketer Dale Steyn played a cameo as himself, it was released on May 23, 2014. The film marked the third time Sandler and Barrymore co-starred in a film together, after The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates. Coraci previously directed Sandler and Barrymore in The Wedding Singer, it marked Sandler's first role in a Warner Bros. film. Divorcee Lauren Reynolds goes on a blind date with widower Jim Friedman at Hooters. Lauren talks at work to her friend Jen about the experience. Jim discusses his date with his co-worker, they both agree in the separate discussions. Lauren and Jim run into each other while on errands to the pharmacy to get a personal item for one of their own children, they attempt to switch between themselves.
The cashier mistakenly switches their credit cards. Jim attempts to sort out the mess by going over to Lauren's house to exchange the credit cards. Jen is at Lauren's and has broken up with her boyfriend Dick, Jim's boss, although they had paid for a trip to Africa. Lauren commits to using Jen's portion of the holiday without knowing that Jim intends using Dick's, or that the hotel accommodation is for a romantic suite; the families are put together for a "blended familymoon", where they get together with other couples, including the oversexed Eddy and Ginger, Eddy's new bride and quite his junior to the chagrin of their teenage son Jake, whom Jim's oldest daughter Hilary develops a crush on at first sight. The kids make an awkward impression with each other, with Brendan calling his mom "hot," and the others not knowing how to react to Espn acting like her mom is there with her, as she is not ready to let go of her quite yet. Over time though, they begin to bond with each other's parent. Jim makes the boys happy by helping them with adventurous sports, they warm up to him seeing him as a father figure they needed, while Lauren takes care of the girls, helps Hilary to change her tomboyish look into a more feminine one drawing the attention of Jake, who becomes her boyfriend.
Jim is pleasantly surprised by her change of appearance and he and Lauren begin to warm up to each other as time passes. They inadvertently have fun with each other. Afterwards, the girls prove their affection for Lauren. Lauren does so and sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," which, unknown to her, was the song Lou's mom used to sing; the other girls pretend to sleep, while realizing how much they love Lauren. She returns this feeling. Jim starts to realize the depth of his feelings for Lauren. On the last night of the trip, Lauren puts on a beautiful black dress, she receives admiration from everyone. While the children are pulled away for a kids-only buffet, Jake smiles at Ginger, causing her to tearfully tell Eddy how happy she is, them to agree that they are going to be a beautiful family. Meanwhile and Lauren are sat down for a romantic dinner, which Lauren soon discovers was planned by Jim for her, they chat about basic parenting techniques and pull in for a kiss. After returning home, Jim realizes he misses Lauren and that he's fallen in love with her, which he admits to his daughters who are ecstatic with the news.
Although Espn is not ready to move on from her mother's passing, she doesn't want her dad, or herself to lose Lauren. She starts to move on by telling her dad that her mom said that she had other things to do in Heaven and wouldn't be around as much. At the kids' behest, Jim goes to Lauren's house to give her flowers, only to find her ex-husband Mark there, pretending to be back with Lauren. Tyler gets excited to see Jim and wants to play ball, but Jim sadly leaves and Mark bails on his son again. Mark tries to make a move on Lauren, but she refuses because of his continuous failure to be a good father, as well as having an affair with his receptionist during their marriage; that following Saturday and Brendan go to support Tyler at his game, along with Jen, whom Jen has worked things out with, his kids. Mark, once again, is a no-show. Jim and his daughters arrive to show encouragement, inspiring Tyler to hit the ball. Jim finds Lauren and they admit to wanting to be together, they kiss, to the happiness of their kids, who realize that they are a family.
The Friedman-Reynolds FamilyAdam Sandler as Jim Friedman Drew Barrymore as Lauren Reynolds, Jim’s 2nd wife Bella Thorne as Hilary "Larry" Friedman, Jim’s daughter and Lauren’s stepdaughter Braxton Beckham as Brendan Reynolds, Lauren’s son and Jim’s stepson Emma Fuhrmann as Espn Friedman, Jim’s daughter and Lauren’s stepdaughter Kyle Red Silverstein as Tyler Reynolds, Lauren’s son and Jim’s stepson Alyvia Alyn Lind as Louise "Lou" Friedman, Jim’s daughter and Lauren’s stepdaughter OthersTerry Crews as Nickens Kevin Nealon as Eddy Warnick Jessica Lowe as Ginger Warnick, Eddy’s wife Zak Henri as Jake Warnick, Eddy & Ginger’s son Alexis Arquette as Georgina Allen Covert as 220 Tom Wendi McLendon-Covey as Jen Palmer Shaquille O'Neal as Doug Abdoulaye N'Gom as Mfana Joel McHale as Mark
Grown Ups (film)
Grown Ups is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider. It depicts five lifelong friends of a middle school basketball team and their families reuniting for a July Fourth weekend after learning about the sudden death of their coach. Grown Ups was produced by Sandler's production company Happy Madison Productions and was distributed by Columbia Pictures. Sandler, Rock and Spade all joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in the 1990–1991 season, it grossed $271 million and led to a sequel, Grown Ups 2. In 1978, five childhood friends win their junior high school basketball championship. Afterwards, they celebrate at a rented lake house; the friends' coach, Robert Ferdinando, whom they nickname "Buzzer", encourages them to live their lives in a similar way to how they played the game. Thirty years Lenny has become an ambitious Hollywood talent agent with his wife, fashion designer Roxanne, his three children—daughter Becky and two sons Greg and Keith.
The boys act like divas in his mansion, much to his chagrin. Eric claims that he is now a co-owner of a lawn furniture company, is disappointed in his wife Sally for continuing to breastfeed Bean, one of his two children, the other being Donna. Kurt is a stay-at-home father with two children and Charlotte, his wife Deanne, the primary breadwinner of the family, is pregnant with another child and shares the house with her mother Ronzoni. Rob, nicknamed Carrot, has been divorced three times, holds custody of his daughters Jasmine and Bridget, his current wife, Gloria, is thirty years his senior. Marcus is a lothario. All five friends harass each other in comedic fashion: Lenny for being wealthy, Eric for being overweight, Kurt for being henpecked, Rob for his continuous use of the joke "Maize!" and for having a much older wife, Marcus for being sexually juvenile. The friends each find out that Buzzer has died, reunite at their hometown with their families, a first in the three decades. Intending to pay tribute to Buzzer at a private funeral, Lenny rents the lake house for the Fourth of July weekend for his friends to stay at.
However, Roxanne has planned a fashion show in Milan. While at the lake house, he becomes disheartened at how his sons are playing video games instead of being outdoors, pushes them to play outside along with his friend's children having Eric demonstrate a rope swing next to the lake, only for Eric to chicken out due to the swing being too high above the water and accidentally hit a nearby tree in the process. At a local restaurant that night, Lenny talks to his old nemesis, still angry towards Lenny for an error in the match, where his shot shouldn't have counted since he had his foot on the outside line. With this, Dickie challenges Lenny and his friends to a rematch, but he declines when commenting on Dickie's health; the next day, Buzzer's ashes are spread in the woods while Rob has a confidence crisis, regretting his failed marriages, warns the arrival of his three daughters from the previous marriages. After having to deal with Jasmine, he relaxes with his friends partaking in fishing.
After roasting Rob, the others elect to cheer him up with a game of arrow roulette. Rob wins by staying in the circle for the longest time, but the arrow impales his foot when it flies back down. Rob snaps at Gloria for using a maize-covered poultice; that night, Lenny manages to get the kids interested in talking on cup-phones and Roxanne accidentally reveals herself to be the "Tooth Fairy" when Becky listens in. Now happy that they are enjoying a similar kind of young fun that he had, Lenny proceeds to install an extensive cup-phone network in the house. Roxanne settles on staying at the lake house over going to the fashion show; the friends decide to visit a water park, where Eric teaches Bean to drink regular milk directly out of a carton and Marcus flirts with Jasmine and Amber, having bought them skimpy bikinis. The families cause chaos throughout the park. Lenny teaches his son how to shoot a perfect shot during basketball, the friends end the night by sharing a dance with their spouses.
The next day, Roxanne picks up Lenny's phone and confronts him on lying about canceling their flight trip before she agreed on staying, which he admits to doing only to get their kids to be normal for once. Everyone concedes into admitting their own truths about how they feel with their lives: Deanne believes Kurt plans to dump her for the Feder's live in nanny, but Kurt retorts that the only reason he hung out with her was because of Deanne's negligence. On their final day at the lake house, Lenny accepts the rematch once and for all, plays against their former opponents. At the game-deciding shot, Lenn
Funny People is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written, co-produced and directed by Judd Apatow. It stars Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman, Jonah Hill and follows a famous comedian, diagnosed with a terminal disease and tries to fix the relationships in his life; the film was only grossed $71 million against its $75 million budget. George Simmons is a middle-aged retired stand-up comedian turned movie star. Despite his wealth, he is disillusioned and depressed as most of his recent film work is low-brow and poorly received, he is diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and offered an experimental treatment that has only an 8% chance of therapeutic response. Believing he is about to die, he returns to his roots of stand-up comedy. Ira Wright is an aspiring stand-up comedian in his 20s who shares an apartment with his two best friends and Leo. Mark makes good money. Leo is a rising comedy guest star for a recurring role on Mark's TV show. George hires him as his assistant.
Ira becomes one of George's only close relationships. The two travel around the country, George hires Ira as his personal assistant and joke writer and opens for him in the big comedy clubs meeting with real life comedians who play themselves and talk about the business of comedy. George reconnects with his ex-fiancée, Laura, married to Clarke. George ′ s physician. George decides. Laura invites Ira to her house in Marin County while her husband is away on business. George and Ira spend quality time with her two young daughters. George and Laura sneak off to have sex. Laura faces a choice between her husband, who she suspects has cheated on her, or George. Ira is not always on George's side in the love triangle, so when it doesn't go George's way in the end, he fires Ira, who calls George out on having learned nothing from his near-death experience. Ira returns to his old food-service job. After some time has passed, George attends Ira's stand-up act and sees that his old assistant has become a talented and competent performer.
The next day, George finds Ira at work and they reconnect as friends, telling each other jokes as equals. Dave Attell, Sarah Silverman, Norm Macdonald, Paul Reiser, Tom Anderson, Charles Fleischer, George Wallace, Andy Dick made cameo appearances as themselves in the roles of George's fellow comedians. Rapper Eminem, comedian Ray Romano, musician James Taylor, MADtv member Nicole Parker, newcomer Bo Burnham appeared in small roles. Undeclared alum Carla Gallo had a cameo in the film as a character on Yo Teach!, the television show within the film that Mark stars in, while Justin Long and Apatow regular Ken Jeong have cameos in the film as characters in movies for which George is famous. Owen Wilson and Elizabeth Banks are featured on posters for fake movies. Bryan Batt makes an appearance as George's agent. Musicians Jon Brion, Sebastian Steinberg, James Gadson appear in the film as members of George's jam band. Comedians Rod Man, Budd Friedman, Monty Hoffman, Mark Schiff, Orny Adams, Al Lubel, Jerry Minor appear as themselves.
Comedian/producer/writer Carol Leifer appears as herself. Judd Apatow had expressed his desire to make a stand-up comedian mentor film loosely based on his own early experiences as a struggling performer, he could not come up with an interesting idea, since most of his mentors were kind to him. He thought of making a film about a mentor facing a life crisis, decided to cast his former roommate Adam Sandler after seeing him in Reign Over Me, they discussed making the film two years prior to production. Apatow had cast Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann as the three leads in March 2008. Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman were cast in June 2008 when the title of the film was announced; when asked about the decision to cast Bana, Apatow said that both he and Rogen are fans of his films. Bana mentioned that he decided to play the character with his native Australian accent so he would be more comfortable improvising. Apatow and Mann's daughters and Iris Apatow, play the young girls in the film. Both Apatow and Mann state that this casting choice allowed for more natural dialogue for the children, but the girls have not been allowed to see the film.
Academy Award-winning cinematographer Janusz Kamiński handled the cinematography for the film. Apatow had Sandler and Hill write their own material for routines. Apatow filmed them performing their routines in front of live audiences, using six cameras to capture their performances and audience reactions. Apatow filmed their entire performances, although only five to ten minutes of stand-up footage appear in the film. Hill admitted. Additionally, Apatow filmed scenes from Sandler's character's fictional filmography, as well as scenes from Schwartzman's character's fictional television show Yo Teach!, for the film to add realism. Apatow used an old video of Sandler, from when the two were roommates, in which Sandler makes prank phone calls, features a young Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofalo; the first teaser poster for the film was released November 13, 2008. On the day the teaser poster was released, Universal Pictures and MySpace partnered together to create a
Just Go with It
Just Go with It is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, written by Allan Loeb and Timothy Dowling and starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Nick Swardson and Brooklyn Decker. The film is based on the 1969 film Cactus Flower, adapted from an earlier Broadway stage play written by Abe Burrows, which in turn was based upon the French play Fleur de cactus. Production of the film began on March 2, 2010; the film was released on February 2011 by Columbia Pictures in North America. The film grossed over $214 million, making it a box office success - however, the film received negative reviews from critics and won two Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Actor and Worst Director. In 1988, Daniel "Danny" Maccabee, a 22-year old man, leaves his wedding right before the ceremony is about to begin after learning that his fiancee is cheating on him, was only marrying him because he was going to be a doctor, he goes to drink alone at a bar, where a beautiful woman walks in.
She sees that Danny has a wedding ring on his hand, asks him about his wife, to which he explains how she left him for someone else, the woman from the bar ends up sleeping with him. Twenty-three years Danny is now a successful plastic surgeon in Los Angeles who feigns unhappy marriages to get women, to avoid romantic commitment that may lead to heartbreak; the only woman aware of his schemes is his office manager and best friend Katherine Murphy, a divorced mother of two. At a party, Danny meets Palmer, a sixth grade math teacher, without his wedding ring on, they have a connection together; the next morning, she assumes he is married. She refuses to date him. Instead of telling her the truth, Danny tells her that he is getting divorced from a woman named Devlin because she cheated on him with a man named "Dolph Lundgren"; when Palmer insists on meeting Devlin, Danny asks Katherine to pose as "Devlin" and they go shopping for new clothes to dress like a trophy wife. A made-over Katherine/"Devlin" meets with Danny and Palmer and gives them her blessing.
However, after hearing Katherine talking on the phone with her kids, Palmer assumes that her kids are Danny's as well. Danny privately meets with Katherine's kids and Michael, to get them to play along and gives them the aliases of "Kiki Dee" and "Bart" respectively. Danny accepts their demands for being his fake children. Palmer meets the kids at a play center where Maggie has adopted a fake British accent, Michael acts morose, they blackmail Danny in front of Palmer to take them all to Hawaii. At the airport, they are all surprised by Danny's goofball cousin Eddie, who has adopted an Austrian disguise as the "Dolph Lundgren" that Danny had made up earlier. To maintain the lies and Katherine are forced to bring him along. At the resort in Hawaii, Danny tells Eddie. Katherine and Danny run into the real-life Devlin Adams and her husband Ian Maxtone-Jones; because of Katherine and Devlin's long-time rivalry, Katherine introduces Danny as her husband rather than admit she is a single mother. Over time, Katherine is impressed by his way of fun with her kids.
Katherine again runs into Devlin, who Danny out to dinner. Eddie agrees to take Palmer out to dinner. Since he is supposed to be a sheep salesman, Eddie's cover is nearly blown when he is forced to save the life of an actual sheep who choked on a toy whistle. At dinner, Devlin asks Danny and Katherine to tell each other what they admire most about each other, and, as Danny and Katherine talk, they start to feel a connection; when Palmer and Eddie return from their dinner date, Palmer suggests that she and Danny get married now, since a drunken Eddie told her about Danny's plans of engagement. Danny and Katherine are both surprised by her proposition, but Danny agrees. Danny calls Katherine regarding his confusion, but Katherine says that she will be taking a job in New York City to get a fresh start to her life; the next day, Palmer confronts Katherine about Danny's feelings for her. Katherine runs into Devlin at a bar and admits that she pretended to be married to Danny to avoid embarrassment.
Devlin confesses that she is divorcing Ian because he is gay and that he did not invent the iPod, but made his money by suing the Los Angeles Dodgers after getting hit by a foul ball. Katherine confides in Devlin about being in love with Danny, but Danny shows up behind her, saying that he is not marrying Palmer and that he is in love with Katherine. Meanwhile, on the plane ride back to the mainland, Palmer meets a professional tennis player who shares her interests. Sometime Danny and Katherine get married. Titled "Holiday in Hawaii", "Pretend Wife", it was released as "Just Go with It"; the film was shot in Los Angeles and the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Kauai between March 2, 2010 and May 25, 2010. The film is deliberately vague; the characters stay at a Hawaiian hotel called the Waldorf Astoria. In actuality, the film was shot at the Grand Wailea in Maui, owned by Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts. One of the film's in-jokes is the scene wherein Decker's cha
Strange Wilderness is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Adam Sandler's production company, Happy Madison Productions for Paramount Pictures, starring Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Justin Long, Kevin Heffernan, Jonah Hill. The film received negative reviews and was a box office bomb, making less than $7 million against a $20 million budget. So far, this is the final Happy Madison Productions film; the logo for Paramount Pictures does not appear at the beginning, due to the movie's poor reception and the fact that Paramount distributed it. Peter Gaulke is the host of an unsuccessful nature program called Strange Wilderness; when they meet with network head, Ed Lawson, they learn that the show is threatened with cancellation due to the low ratings, inappropriate footages and poor quality since the death of Peter's father. While coming up with ideas to keep the show on the air, Bill Calhoun comes to him with photos of Bigfoot hiding in Ecuador and possesses a map to his cave. Peter is excited but learns that his rival Sky Pierson, host of a more successful wildlife show, will pay Bill $1,000 for the map.
Unable to pay the amount, Peter tells Bill that he will have the money and pay him in a week at his mountain cabin. Peter along with his crew, Fred Wolf, Lynn Cooker, Danny Gutierrez, Junior start preparing for the long trip, they bring in two new people: Whitaker, a former car mechanic now hired as the animal handler, Cheryl, a travel agent. While stopping to shoot a show on sea lions, Danny dresses up as a seal to get good angles but gets attacked by a shark and ends up hospitalized. Outside the hospital and Fred get into trouble with a local Hispanic gang, get their front teeth knocked out and go to a local dentist; these incidents result in the group's funds being drained. The group arrive three days to Bill's cabin and learn that he sold the map to Pierson. However, he manages to make a copy of the map since Pierson studied the map under one of Bill's security cameras, he manages to acquire the help of renowned tracker, Gus Hayden, but the group doesn't have the money to hire him. While urinating in the bushes, Peter is attacked out of nowhere by a mother turkey and ends up with his penis inside the bird's mouth.
The group rushes him to a hospital to remove the turkey off his penis. The group stops the doctor from cutting the turkey's head off when a wildlife ranger and his son, who are the turkey's owners, say there is a $5,000 reward for the bird's return; the group continue their journey and reach Ecuador where they meet up with Dick, a friend of Bill and explorer, who takes them to Gus Hayden. The next morning, they wake up to find that Gus has left, stolen their equipment, Cheryl has gone with him. Though hesitant and Peter not willing to give up, Dick agrees to lead the group through the jungle. During the night, Cheryl catches up with the group where she explains that she saw Gus stealing their equipment and pretended to run off with him so she could convince him to give her the map; the next day while crossing the river, Dick gets eaten by piranhas. They come across Pierson's camp and find that he and his team have been killed by local pygmies; the group gathers the camp's equipment and reach Bigfoot's cave.
While filming, a confused Bigfoot steps out and ends up getting gunned down when the group was scared at his presence. Not sure how to end the show in a good way, Cooker comes up with the idea of showing Bigfoot committing suicide, they return to the studio to show Lawson their footage, where he berates them for their ridiculousness and cancels the show. This leads to a huge fight within the group. A year Peter gets a visit from Milas and encourages him to revive the show. Peter gets everyone back together and they make an episode about a shark attack, they show the episode to Lawson, who decides to put the show back on the air since people love shark attacks and Pierson's death gives them no competition. The film ends with captions explaining that Strange Wilderness became successful again and six months they went searching for the Loch ness Monster. Steve Zahn as Peter Gaulke Allen Covert as Fred Wolf Justin Long as Junior Jonah Hill as Lynn Cooker Robert Patrick as Gus Hayden Ashley Scott as Cheryl Harry Hamlin as Sky Pierson Ernest Borgnine as Milas Jeff Garlin as Ed Lawson Kevin Heffernan as Whitaker John Farley as a mountain doctor Peter Dante as Danny Gutierrez Oliver Hudson as TJ / animal handler Blake Clark as Dick Seth Rogen as a ranger in a helicopter The film received negative reviews.
Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 2% approval rating, based on 46 reviews with an average rating of 2.2/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Strange Wilderness is a laugh-free comedy that's both aimless and overly crass." Only one review counted for the website was positive, Donald Clarke of The Irish Times. At Metacritic, it was given a weighted average rating of 12/100 based on 12 reviews, placing it at 42nd place for the worst-reviewed films with seven or more reviews. Strange Wilderness on IMDb Strange Wilderness at Rotten Tomatoes Strange Wilderness at Metacritic Strange Wilderness at Box Office Mojo Strange Wilderness at AllMovie