First, I am not a big Adam Sandler fan, and had I known he was in this, I would have probably not watched it. How, you may ask, did I start watching a movie without knowing anything about it? Hmmm… I have an interest in cobblery. I saw the title and just went for it. I am glad I did, now.
I think Adam Sandler is getting very cute with his “bearish” look, so that was a plus.
I try to avoid dramas or cry-cry movies at all costs, but this one took me by surprise. I liked the build-up to the big “shoe try-on” discovery. Adam was very real and the interaction between he and his mother was extremely touching.
There was action, fantasy and some drama. A well-rounded movie.
I have to say that the ending felt unsatisfying with the twist and no resolution, but I complain about every movie having the same story, so, sometimes I have to accept a non-disney ending.
I would give this a 4.5 star rating out of 5.
PLEASE NOTE: Beware of the “date night scene”. As soon as I saw this coming, I cringed at what could possibly go wrong and how bad I would feel for the mother, but it was handled so well and is something that will make you break out the tissue box.