Okay, in the past, I've defended Adam Sandler. Some people don't like his sense of humor, but I've always found the 'dumb' humor entertaining. Well, I think Mr. Sandler and company might have worn out their welcome. Dumb-comedy is fine, but there has to be some comedy with the dumb!!!! In Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star, there's one joke....and then it's just dumb from there!
The premise is pretty simple, innocent Bucky is from Iowa, he discovers that his parents were porn stars in the 70s and decides that being a porn star is his destiny! So, from there, I can only imagine Mr. Sandler and his crew sitting around making dick jokes and using all sorts of dirty words and euphemisms and giggling like middle-school boys...which is fine, just don't think that it can sustain a movie for an hour and a half!
Bucky Larson is really just more of the same from Sandler's Happy Madison company, there's the naive hero, there's a couple of 'meanies' who are out to get him, there's a bad guy who really turns out to have a heart of gold, and there's the 'that-chicks-too-hot-for-that-guy' heroine. It all adds up to more of the same, you never wonder what might happen next, there's no jokes that made me laugh and, after just a couple of minutes, even the 'weiner' jokes stopped making me mildly amused. It's sad really, because as a guy, dick jokes and fart jokes should never NOT be funny....thanks Happy Madison!!!!
I'm giving Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star 1 out of 4 cigars, and that 1 is only for you die-hard Sandler aficionados...you might enjoy this....but most normal people won't! My personal motto is 'there's no such thing as a bad movie'....but I might rethink that one for this movie!