Zohan – Irreverent Yet Hilarious

Rob Schneider in Zohan
You Don’t Mess With The Zohan was released in Ireland today, so I escaped the damp weather by seeking refuge this evening in my local cinema.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Sandler. I knew it was a comedy about an Israeli commando who wants to be a hairdresser.
What I didn’t know, or expect, was that I would find myself literally laughing out loud. At some points I was almost crying!
Zohan is a farce. It pokes fun at Israelis, Palestinians, Americans and just about everyone else.
It takes political incorrectness to a whole new level. The stereotyping alone makes it worth going to see, as it is sheer genius.
The script, while a bit weak in parts, is hilarious. Some of the set pieces made me think of Monty Python in their heyday.
So what about the cast?
Sandler entertains and has great presence, while Emmanuelle Chriqui is simply stunning (she can act too!). Schneider does Schneider without really extending himself, but he doesn’t need to.
You may remember John Turturro from Mr Deeds, where he played the “super sneaky” butler, or as one of the agents in Transformers. This time round he plays Zohan’s nemesis, but of course there is a funny twist..
If you want literally a good laugh, then don’t miss it. I was having a pretty glum evening and it really cheered me up.

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2 Responses to Zohan – Irreverent Yet Hilarious

  1. Cormac Moylan August 17, 2008 at 12:23 am #

    I think this is the first Sandler movie that I enjoyed from beginning to end. I find most of his movies to break down for long periods. Zohan is the closest thing to Zoolander in years. I loved it.
    What are you? Bionic?
    – No. I only like girls. But thank you for the offer.

  2. Michele Neylon August 17, 2008 at 12:52 am #

    Some of the lines are fantastic – the one you chose is just one of many 🙂
    I’ll be ordering the dvd or blu ray as soon as it is available for pre-order

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