July 10, 2007, - 12:48 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
In general, Adam Sandler comedies start out with a funny premise but end up being stupid movies. I’m hoping “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan”–which begins shooting in September and comes out in 2008–will be different. Its premise sounds funny.
The film–written by Sandler, Judd Apatow, and the always funny Robert Smigel–is about an Israeli Mossad agent who fakes his death to realize his lifelong dream of becoming a hairdresser in New York. When he discovers that the Manhattan salon at which he works is owned by his Palestinian terrorist nemesis, he is pressed back into action.
Reader Andrew, whose acquaintance has been cast in “Zohan,” writes:
In a comedic side plot, Sandler’s character keeps giving a fellow hair-stylist tips on how to pick up women, not realizing that his coworker is gay. My colleague’s brother plays the gay coworker.
While it sounds promising, one hint that it may not be is the signing of pop singer Maria Carey to play herself. Sandler’s fellow SNL alum, Rob Schneider, has also been cast.
When I initially read Andrew’s tip, I expected it to be yet another film by a leftist Jewish Hollywood type, who is not exactly pro-Israel (plus I find Judd Apatow and his movies to be completely tasteless and stupid). But Andrew points out that Adam Sandler is not only very pro-Israel, but, last year (during the Israel-Hezbollah war), he donated 400 Sony Playstations to children in Israel, whose homes had been damaged by Hezbollah rockets.
So, yes, Muslims. You can now add Adam Sandler to your “Evil Zionist” boycott list.
Stay tuned for more on “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.”
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