Expecting what do you go to watch an Adam Sandler movie? Certainly not the most mindblowing cinematic experience? Good. Now that we have that out of the way, it would be safe to say You Don’t Mess With The Zohan is a timepass film.
ISRAELI SUPERHERO ADAM SANDLER
Zohan Dvir (Sandler) is an Israeli Mossad agent who is fed-up of fighting his country’s enemies all the time. On a mission to recapture the Phantom (John Turturro, Transformers, Secret Window), Zohan takes advantage of the showdown and fakes his own death.
Sick of all the hatred between Israel and Palestine, he goes to America to start a new life. This is where he brings to life his dream of being a hair stylist. Shunned by the big names in New York, he joins a Rafaela’s salon, a lesser-known shop.
One day he gets a chance to display his skills with the scissors, and enthralls his aged client with a good haircut and great sex. Word of his extra special attention to detail and sexual prowess spreads and the ladies start lining up outside the salon to be serviced by Zohan.
Amidst the haircuts and wild sex, he falls in love with the salon manager Dalia (Emmanuelle Chriqui, Wrong Turn, Detroit Rock City), who happens to be Palestinian.
As old and new foes try to take him down, they all come to learn the same thing – you don’t mess with the Zohan.
The first half of You Don’t… is smashing! Sandler is just too good at fighting his enemies. Fans of Mithun Chakraborty and Rajinikanth are sure to love it, as Mr Sandler catches bullets, sometimes with his right nostril and sends them flying back to kill the original sender. Lovely.
His crotch has a life of its own, more than normal crotches at least, and manages to get all the women in the movie on his side. Zohan pelvic-thrusts his way through the movie and bangs old hags, leaving them dreamy-eyed. Splendid. Oh, and he also kicks a cat around.
The second-half of the film, although not bad, isn’t quite as funny as the first. What is really cool is that Zohan and Dalia don’t share a single kiss in the movie, but loverboy does tell his lady at some point that he’ll be ‘stiff’ only for her. Sweet.
Adam Sandler is Adam Sandler, and I mean that in a good way.
Emmanuelle Chriqui, John Turturro and Ido Mosseri play their parts well.
Rob Schneider (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and the great TV series It’s A Man’s World) as Salim is good, but not as funny as he can be.
You Don’t Mess With The Zohan is a typical Adam Sandler movie but it is not his best. It would’ve been terrific had the second-half been as funny, but fans should definitely watch it once. You Don’t Mess With The Adam Sandler.
(From my Buzz18 reviews)