Adam Sandler is Little Nicky, a shy and awkward guy with a penchant for heavy metal music and two bullies for older brothers. And another thing …. Little Nicky is the son of the Devil and lives in Hell.
Adam Sandler has appeared in several touching comedies that champion the underdog – BIG DADDY, WATERBOY and WEDDING SINGER. LITTLE NICKY is a big budget attempt at this same tired “one-trick” theme. It could have been titled, WATERBOY IN HELL. This movie is much more than a comedy, it is a macabre mixture of sinister laughs and satanic undertones. The film is filled to the brimstone with every form of sin and perversion, all vividly portrayed on the big screen. The story’s greatest shortcoming is that Hell is not funny, and there are no second chances for those who have been relegated to Satan’s lair. According to the warped minds of the writers, Little Nicky was produced by a sexual union between Beelzebub himself (Harvey Keitel and a ditzy, “valley girl” angel (Reese Witherspoon) who met at a Heaven and Hell party. I know that comedy is often based on exaggerations of reality, but LITTLE NICKY is dangerous, because it trivializes the importance of our destiny – one to eternal glory and the other to eternal damnation. If you or anyone you know is determined to see LITTLE NICKY, I encourage you to read Romans 1:18-32 before plunking down your money or your mind at the box office.