Big Stan

Big Stan

On DVD: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Running Time: 
105 minutes
Did You Know!?

Both Rob's mother and brother have small roles in the film.

Rob Schneider has always been in the shadow of Adam Sandler. Sure, he's had a few big hits such as Deuce Bigalow and The Hot Chick but he is most know for being in Sandler's films.

Big Stan stars Schneider as a crooked real estate salesman who gets caught and sentenced to jail. In fear of being raped, he trains with this mysterious martial arts master aptly named, The Master, and becomes un-rapable sort to speak. While doing time, Stan manages to use his strength to turn the rest of the inmates into less violent people and change his crooked ways.

There are actually some pretty big names in the film. David Carradine aka 'Bill', stars as The Master and even Brandon T. Jackson from Tropic Thunder has a small role, although he is not used to his full potential. Jennifer Morrison also shows off her beauty as Stan's lover or wife. I'm not entirely sure now that I think about it.

Big Stan is a very vibrant film. The colors are very saturated and it appears almost fake. It has it's funny moments, mostly once he gets inside the prison. They tend to rely a lot on the stereotypical prison ideas though. To be honest it's actually one of Schneider's better solo films. It's difficult to imagine him as some macho badass but he decently pulls it off.

The bonus features are small, especially for a comedy. There is commentary, behind the scenes, and outtakes, which aren't all that funny. Should you buy this film? Possibly, if your a big Schneider fan. I would say it's worth a rental at least as it does provide a few good laughs.

Matt Rodriguez
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