Adam Sandler has made some of the worst, most juvenile and unfunny comedies of the last few years, and even in his ‘feel good’ movies has been unable to get past his angry frat boy in desperate need of medication persona. Mitch Albom has written some of the hokiest, sappiest books filled with confectionary spirituality (Tuesdays With Morrie, The Five People You Meet In Heaven). Finally they have come together.
Sandler’s Happy Madison production company, along with Columbia, has bought an Albom pitch for ‘a comedy with emotional elements set in the world of baseball.’ Albom started his career as a sports columnist, so here in his feature writing debut he’s melding his old work writing about sports with his new work writing novel length Hallmark cards.
It sounds like Sandler, who next has homophobia comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and mild gay panic movie You Don’t Mess With the Zohan coming next, is looking to get back into his Wedding Singer zone; ie a movie that your cow of a girlfriend is going to drag you to after a dinner at Applebees and before two and a half minutes of mildly competent oral sex. You need to a get a new life, guy.