Adam Sandler’s ‘Happy Gilmore/Billy Madison Collection’ is a double-punch of funny

Starring: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Carl Weathers, Bob Barker (Happy Gilmore) || Adam Sandler, Bradley Whitford, Josh Mostel, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Norm MacDonald (Billy Madison)
Director(s): Dugan (Happy Gilmore) || Tamra Davis (Billy Madison)
Writer(s): Tim Herlihy & Adam Sandler (Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison)

Adam Sandler in 'Happy Gilmore'
Adam Sandler in ‘Happy Gilmore’

Normally I wouldn’t be packing two films together into one review, but in the case of Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison, I’m making an exception because they are being released together in a special “collection” DVD set.

Now, let me say off the bat that I’m not a Adam Sandler fan. I have friends who are, but I just don’t think most of his movies are all that funny. And in this collection, I half liked it and half disliked it. That means I enjoyed Happy Gilmore, but found Billy Madison to pretty much represent everything I didn’t like about Sandler’s movies as well as some of his Saturday Night Live skits.

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