"Little Nicky" is an offensive, dry, unfunny and just plain deathly comedy. I am not being sarcastic. This movie is pure torture in so many ways. I'm amazed that the filmmakers here ever went to post-secondary school with awful cinematography, editing, transitions and a cheap, straight-to-video look. What's worse, these guys don't even seem to make the viewer laugh, which is at least one thing I would expect after everything else fails.I couldn't even chuckle once; viewing this in a deserted theater (so much so that I got up a few times and walked around the back rows and would have walked OUT if not staying to see another movie), there were no laughs to be had by any of the 8 people for the cheap tuesday night show. The theater could have been at 350-seat capacity, and I'm sure it would have garnered the same response (or depending on IQ, it could have been the opposite. Sad.)
So here we have Adam Sandler, who needs to hire a new agent. He plays the title character Nicky, a devil's son who is enlisted to go up to earth and stop two of his brothers who are on a rampage up there. Nicky's father (Harvey Keitel, who must have lost a bet) is decomposing, which quickly makes Nicky heads on up there and then falls for a dim-witted woman (Patricia Arquette) who doesn't seem to react to ANYTHING that Nicky does, nor does his roomate, or the drugged up friends who show up somewhere for no reason; heck, no one reacts to a talking bulldog.
No one reacts to ANYTHING in this movie! The only person reacting is me; banging my head against the seat, which didn't help as the film plodded along with Nicky hardly trying to get his brothers into a little metal flask that will seal up the crazy brothers.
Director Paul Thomas Anderson, the much celebrated director of "Magnolia" and "Boogie Nights" has Adam Sandler lined up for his next comedic film. I sure hope Anderson doesn't see this film, or perhaps he should..who knows. I'm sure he could direct Sandler a little better than THIS...hopefully he will bring back his funny character from "Happy Gilmore", which is the only one I like to date.This is not a review. It is a public service message to avoid "Little Nicky" at all costs. The ignorant will respond with a "Now I HAVE to see this movie if Jason says it is so bad!", it's happened before. It will be even sadder to society if they come out and LIKE it!