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You don't mess with the Zohan

  | March 07, 2014 09:48 IST
You don't mess with the Zohan
  • Genre:
    Comedy
  • Cast:
    Adam Sandler, Emmanuelle Chriqui, John Turturro
  • Director:
    Dennis Dugan
You don?t mess with the Zohan is an Adam Sandler comedy, which in itself should give you a fair idea of what to expect.? Here Sandler plays Zohan, an Israeli commando who is described as Rembrandt with a grenade.? But Zohan gets tired of the incessant hate and violence.? So he fakes his own death and escapes to New York where he pursues his dream of cutting hair or as he puts it: making everyone silky smooth.? Of course Zohan who has an over-active libido, does more than just make everyone silky smooth.? He starts to throw in some wild sex with haircuts and soon lines are forming around the block.? But his American dream is soon cut short because some Palestinian wannabe terrorists get after him.? ? You don?t mess with the Zohan is an unapologetically crude, lowbrow comedy but you have to admire the ambitions and intentions of the film.? This is the Middle East crisis presented as absurd comedy.? So the Palestinian terrorists keep calling a Hezbollah Hotline while the Israelis accomplish incredible feats with Hummus.? Beyond a point, the jokes get repetitive and the film gets tiresome but Sandler, who is charming despite his oversized crotch, keeps bumbling along.? This is vulgar, farcical and occasionally superbly funny material.? I recommend that you see it but not with the family.
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