Arts & Entertainment

YOU DON’T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN

Call me immature, but I thought this was very amusing. Adam Sandler plays Zohan, an obscenely well-endowed Israeli commando who dreams of putting away his guns and becoming a hairdresser. Coming to New York, he works his magic in a Palestinian hair salon, making love to the elderly Jewish ladies and flirting with the various walking stereotypes that fill the place. Poking fun at cultural stereotypes is like shooting fish in a barrel, but you’ll be too busy giggling to be offended. Thanks to the writing of Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Superbad) and the comedic talent of Sandler, John Turturro, Rob Schneider and Maria Carey (playing herself), Zohan skirts the fine line between cringe and wet-yourself hysterical. A cut above the ‘sniff-my-finger’ humour Sandler is known for. (Lachlan Jobbins)