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Adam Sandler confirms to Jimmy Kimmel that some of his movies are just paid vacations

By Will Ashton,

As much as people would like to belittle Adam Sandler's recent movies in exotic locations with little laughs and plots as just lush paid vacations, there is little denying that if most of us were put in the same position, we would do the same thing.

When promoting his newly-released Blended (see our review here) on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week, when asked if he is at a point in his life where he decides to make his films somewhere he can vacation, Sandler didn't hesitate to say yes.

In fact, he went as far as to say that he has been doing this ruse since 2004's 50 First Dates, where he was able to change the movie's location to Hawaii, reports AV Club. Since then, he appears to just be banking on having some nice time outside the comforts of his L.A. home, as one would think from his decisions to return to Hawaii with Just Go With It and, most recently, Africa, in Blended.

While it may be a bit disheartening for Sandler fans to hear that their star is blatantly receiving a paid trip with his family for their hard-earned cash, one should consider that he does take the opportunity to make some art films, like the excellent Punch-Drunk Love, the pretty good Reign Over Me, and the refreshingly honest Funny People.

Also, considering that his next two films are Tom McCarthy's The Cobbler and Jason Reitman's Pale Blue Dot, previously called Men, Women and Children, according to Rope of Silicon, so at least he is still willing to push himself as a performer from time to time

 
 

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