I don't think Adam Sandler has made me laugh since he sang the Turkey Carol on Saturday Night Live. Because of that, I didn't go into this one with high expectations. It pleasantly surprised me. I got some genuine laughs out of it and even became fond of some of the characters--Sandy included. I also appreciated that the humor stayed pretty clean. My rating feels generous, even to me, but sometimes a person just needs to give extra marks to nudge along what she hopes is a positive trend.
I can't fault the acting and singing in this one and I don't mind a little of the macabre every now and then but the gore in this was just plain over-the-top. What did I expect, right? Ahh...sweet vengeance and its aftermath. No one is spared.
If I had to give a summary, I would say this is about dealing with the ramifications of past mistakes and trying again. Maybe also about learning to let go and try to trust someone who has hurt you. I saw other themes that would be worth mentioning if this were an English paper and not a movie review. I enjoyed this one but I don't think it's for everyone--no fast cars or easy women, just cars that need their brakes repaired.