In order to have the money to ransom their dad away from Cicero, they embark on a series of robberies from only bad people. This makes them wanted by several lawmen and from the left-eyed gang (who literally gouge out their left eyes to show allegiance to the gang) who were embarrassed by White Knife earlier when they messed with Smokin’ Fox.
The film is utterly ridiculous as the name implies. Once you get past the first 20 minutes or so, it settles in a bit to at least be serviceable as a comedy, though no culture is left untouched in its wake, and the humor is as low-brow as almost anything Sandler has ever done.
And for as good as an ensemble cast that is boasted by such great films this year as Spotlight, The Big Short, and The Hateful Eight, this cast may just rival them. Take a look at this list, and realize how deep this ensemble goes, even in its minor cameo roles: Adam Sandler, Nick Nolte, Taylor Lautner, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia (Hugo on LOST), Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Danny Trejo, Will Forte, Steve Zahn, Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Jon Lovitz, Whitney Cummings, David Spade, Nick Swardson, Vanilla Ice, Norm Macd, onald, Dan Patrick, Chris Kataan, and Blake Shelton.
The fact that there is this good of cast in something like this, and with the budget they reportedly worked on (it was said to be quite low) is a testament to either the friendships they all have with Adam Sandler, or the expectation that through this partnership with Netflix, they expect to be seen in a lot of homes. They might have also just seen it as a chance to have fun making a movie with their friends with no expectations at all from an artistic or financial standpoint. With Vanilla Ice playing a “thug life” version of Mark Twain at a high-stakes poker game, there are no expectations.
In the end, you get exactly what the name of the film implies… nothing more, and nothing less. The humor, while offensive to some, is equally targeting everything and failing at almost every turn. The fun happens with each new cameo like John Turturro teaching the brothers and a bunch of men from China the game of what we know as “Baseball”, or Steve Buscemi playing a barber/medicine man/salesman who puts healing ointment on herb, rubs it on Bueno’s sphincter before applying it as both shaving cream, a mouth wash, and lip balm (without ever washing his hands before using it again for the next person).
1. It is ridiculous.
2. It is an extremely low-brow Adam Sandler comedy.
3. It has a great cast.
4. It isn’t trying to be a good film.
5. It aims to offend somebody.
6. It is part of a 4 picture deal with Adam Sandler and Netflix so its a sign of things to come. By streaming it, you may be encouraging more of “it”.