it, Smell it... Now taste it"
Dvir (Sandler) is Israel's number one counter terrorist agent and their
number one sex symbol but little did they know that he wanted to give it
all up to pursue his dream, to cut and style hair in America. When Palestinian
terrorist The Phantom (Turturro) is spotted and his Special Forces commander
requests that he brings him in single handed, Zohan sees this as his chance
to fake his own death and fulfil his dream of becoming a hairdresser but
when he arrives in New York, he does find it as easy as he first thought.
it comes to Adam Sandler, his comedies really struggle to find an audience
outside of the US but can 'You Don't Mess With The Zohan' change that?
Adam Sandler is a superstar in the US. Most of his films are aimed exclusively
at an American audience with many of his jokes not really translating to
film fans over here in the UK or around the world but sometimes they do.
'The Wedding Singer' and '50 First Dates', 'Click' were huge, deserved hits
but films like 'The Waterboy', 'Mr. Deeds', 'The Longest Yard', 'Big Daddy',
'Little Nicky' and even 'Anger Management' were filled with American centric
humour and Sandler doing his trademark shouting. For 'You Don't Mess With
The Zohan' this might just change however but only just.
is another of Adam Sandler's over the top comedies with a premise that does
serve comedy well however. Sandler plays Zohan Dvir, Israel's number one
counter terrorist agent and lover but he longs for a different life. He
wants to give up all his training, glory and fame to be a hairdresser in
New York City but of course his leaders, family and friends think he is
crazy. The only way he can do this is to fake his own death and re-emerge
as a New York stylist working at Dahlia's saloon. The only problem is that
even though Palestinian terrorist The Phantom is now thinking it is he that
has killed the Zohan, a lowly Palestinian taxi driver called Salim recognises
him and wants to become the just as famous as the Phantom. While this is
a far-fetched but it is one that provides some genuine laughs.
Zohan, Adam Sandler creates one of his most appealing characters. While
it might be hard to believe that Sandler has made himself Israel's number
one sex symbol, he certainly has some fun with it, making love to any woman
he meets whatever she looks like or how old she is. He also does action
really well, enjoying himself in the fight scenes and having fun with the
weapons. His good friend and collaborator Rob Schneider has his customary
role as Salim, the Palestinian taxi driver who recognises the Zohan in New
York. Emmanuelle Chriqui is the beautiful Dahlia, owner of the Salon and
the woman who melts Zohan's heart. John Turturro is suitably over the top
as The Shadow, the Zohan's archenemy and Nick Swardson and Lainie Kazan
have fun with their roles.
Completely over the top but good fun all the same, 'You Don't Mess With
The Zohan' is one of Adam Sandler's better movies. While it may not have
the same impact as his best movies, 'The Wedding Singer' and '50 First Dates'
this is one of his comedies that can appeal to an audience outside of the
disc presents the movie in High Definition wide screen 1:85 up to 1080p,
with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound.
with Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel, Rob Schneider and Nick Swardson
Adam Sandler and the other members of his cast provide a funny track to
'You Don't Mess With The Zohan'. This, as you'd expect, is a track that
is just filled with gags and behind the scenes stories, as well as a lot
of mickey taking. Fans will enjoy this track. Commentary with director
Dennis Dugan The man at the helm provides an informative and fun commentary
for 'You Don't Mess With The Zohan'. If you want to know more about how
the movie was made, this is the track for you.
(1hr 26 mins/High Definition)
Split into parts entitled 'Look who stopped by', 'Dugan: The hands-on
director', 'The Stunts of Zohan', 'Dugan Espanol?', 'Zohan vs. The Phantom',
'Zohan's Doubles', 'Shooting Baja for Tel Aviv', 'All-American Redneck',
'From guns to scissors', 'News on 3: Missing Goat', 'News on 3: Who is
the Zohan', 'News on 3: It's very good', 'The Robot', 'Getting Sticky'
and 'Laughing is contagious', these featurettes include contributions
from Adam Sandler and the rest of the cast and crew as they cover most
aspects of the film's production.
Scenes (12.34 mins/High Definition)
Entitled 'Veilcam activated', 'Zohan's funeral', 'Pretzel man walks away',
'A small bomb', 'Phantom training', 'Hector & World Series', 'McEnroe
& the Phantom 1 & 2', 'Phantom pretzeled', 'Disco break at the end', 'Resistance!
No Proof!', 'It's Sony guts', 'I can hear it', 'Muchentuchen Resturant'
and 'Salim and Hamdi', these deleted scenes suffer from the lack of a
commentary track or introduction to reveal why they were removed.
Previews of 'Hancock', 'Stepbrothers', 'The House Bunny' and 'Casino Royale'
Allow your Blu-Ray player or PS3 to connect to the Internet for extra
features downloaded from BD Live
treatment for 'You Don't Mess With The Zohan' is one that fans will enjoy.
The sheer number of featurettes is really impressive and the deleted scenes
are fun, even without a commentary track or introduction. The commentary
tracks are also very good and well worth a listen. Adam Sandler fans should
be very pleased.
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