'Zohan' too racy, not Sandler's
By Sara Anderson
June 10, 2008 | You Don't Mess With the Zohan,
which opened Friday, is extremely racy and may not be
good for the whole family. If you're offended by sexual
jokes, motions or innuendos, this movie is not for you.
The movie does have funny political moments and carries
a humorous political theme throughout. Still, not the
best Adam Sandler movie.
Zohan, a counterterrorist, is the best solider Israel
has. When Phantom, a Palestinian terrorist, is on the
loose, Zohan is the man for the job. However, Zohan
has a dream to move to New York and become a hairdresser.
When Paul Mitchell won't hire the Zohan, he is forced
to work in a Palestinian-owned salon.
The action in this film is packed with computer-generated
images and some pretty funny moments. Over-the-top creativity
with computer work actually fits this movie. If only
the film had a few less hip thrusts and a few more action
scenes it could have been more enjoyable.
After earning his spot in the salon, Zohan builds
his clientele by adding a "happy ending" to
every client regardless of her age. But one day after
a less-than-par "performance," Zohan realizes
that he has fallen in love with the Palestinian salon
The Phantom eventually learns of Zohan's whereabouts
and tracks him to New York. When the Phantom arrives,
he and Zohan realize that they must come together to
beat the real enemy, a corporate giant that had been
planning to build a mall on top of the salon and many
other buildings in the Palestinian/Israeli area.
This movie is not a must see.