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September 18, 2008 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 18, 2008 |

keri-russell-headband.jpgA TV spot for Adam Sandler’s holiday film, Bedtime Stories is currently airing. And it makes me sad in my soul. Not because it doesn’t look like your run-of-the-mill Adam Sandler punch in the sternum. But because it does. But while the TV spot does show you that Courtney Cox is also in it (probably as the best friend or sister), it doesn’t show you who else is in it.

Keri Russell is the love interest. Yeah. Felicity. Russell Brand is also in it. And, perhaps most criminal: Guy Pierce has stooped to doing a bad Adam Sandler comedy.

Why would Russell, Brand, and Pearce all sign on to a Sandler film, directed by the worst director in Hollywood, Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, The Pacifier)? At least in Russell and Pearce’s case, they haven’t yet sold out to bad studio comedies. Why now? And why for Shankman and Sandler?

It does, however, allow me the opportunity to repeat my theory: Starring as a love interest in a Sandler comedy is the kiss of death for an actress. Save for Drew Berrymore, no romantic lead in a Sandler comedy has ever been quite the same afterward (Winona Ryder, Joey Lauren Adams, Kate Beckinsale, Patricia Arquette, Fairuza Balk, Bridgette Wilson, and even Emily Watson). It was good knowing you, Keri. Now, let’s keep Amy Adams away from Sandler.

Here’s the spot:

Wear an Eye Patch / Dustin Rowles

Industry | September 18, 2008 |

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