It’s nudie magazine day, nudie magazine day… well, it’s not actually but it’s Friday which means time for another recommendation in our ‘Friday Night Movies‘ series. For this instalment, we’ve got a comedy classic lined up – ‘Billy Madison.’ Directed by Tamra Davis and unleashed upon the world in 1995, this flick is the ultimate way to start your weekend with a shot of pure comedy adrenaline straight to the funny bone.
In the annals of absurdity and hilarity, ‘Billy Madison’ holds a special place as one of the best comedy movies of all time. Yeah, we said it. Adam Sandler, the king of quirky humour, plays the role of Billy Madison, a wealthy goofball about to embark on the craziest educational journey ever. We won’t spill the beans on the plot if you are part of the 1% who haven’t watched it, but rest assured, it’s a laugh-out-loud rollercoaster of epic proportions.
Leading the lineup for ‘Billy Madison’ is of course Adam Sandle providing zany energy as Billy is contagious, which also probably explains why we can all remember the classic one-liners for the movie. Bridgette Wilson as the one and only Veronica Vaughn and Norm Macdonald as Billy’s sidekick bring the perfect balance of wit and charm to the mix. It’s a comedy dream team that knows how to tickle your funny bone.
Of course, we love ‘Billy Madison’ but what do the critics over at Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb think about this 90’s comedy classic? Well, what do critics know anyway? Over at Rotten Tomatoes, the critics’ consensus is at 46%, but here’s the kicker – the audience score skyrockets to a whopping 79%. Guess we know what’s best! At IMDb, the film scores a solid 6.4/10, which is no small feat. It’s a testament to the movie’s enduring appeal and its ability to keep us laughing, even decades later.
Whether you’re reliving the hilarity or experiencing it for the first time, this comedy classic guarantees an unforgettable start to your weekend. Grab your favourite movie snacks, settle in, and let prime Adam Sandler entertain you this Friday night.