The Beach Boys. Amnesiac. Samwise Gamgee in fishnet shirts. VHS love tapes. 10-second Tom. Pineapples. Boating to Alaska. Waffle-houses.The most awesomely cutey love triangle of Dad-Brother-Boyfriend love and caring I've ever seen. 'Can I have a last first time kiss'? Walruses chain-kissing. SPAM and Reese's pieces box. Heart-crushing ending credits with homage to Sandler's dad passing. Sandler+Barrymore chemistry <3
A lot of romance movies fail because the two leads aren't very convincing as lovers. This movie works because Sandler and Barrymore have terrific chemistry, and the emotions feel genuine. Yes, it has many goofy and embarrassing moments, as all Sandler movies do, but if you look past the stupidity, there is a charming story that posits what it might be like if the new relationship butterflies never went away.