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YMMV: Eight Crazy Nights
  • Awesome Art: The thing almost everyone seems to agree on with this movie (even people who hate Adam Sandler films) is that the animation is really freaking good. It's more fluid and well-done than some Disney films. Some might even argue that it's too good for this film, since the fluid and realistic animation doesn't mesh well with the film's tone.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: You know that scene where the brands come alive and give Davey a huge What the Hell, Hero? speech? Well, it seems that someone decided to turn that scene into a movie.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Adam Sandler doing Whitey's voice, which is, as Doug Walker so adequately described in his Nostalgia Critic review of this movie, "no worse than Jar Jar Binks singing Bjork, while scratching a blackboard with a screaming baby during a fire alarm in a house of howling mental patients." Yeah, the same voice he used for Jill.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Despite having a few references to Hanukkah, the film has little to do with the eight nights of Hanukkah and is more of a buddy comedy (and the year the film was released, Hanukkah began four weeks before Christmas).
  • The Scrappy: Whitey, especially due to his obnoxious voice.
  • Tear Jerker: Davey's past and possibly the mall scene where he finally reads the Hanukkah card his parents where going to give him before they died. Or at least, the flashback could have been a Tear Jerker if it were not for the Vocal Dissonance of the scene being narrated by Whitey.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Yes, it's an animated wacky holiday musical rife with toilet humor, but it is most definitely not for children, what with the focus on deer shitting lots of poop. Doesn't help that in Canada, the movie's rated PG. 14A would have been more like it.
  • The Woobie: Whitey.
    • Jerkass Woobie: Davey, after you learn that his parents died when he was a boy. On Hanukkah.
      • And this happened when they were on their way to watch his basketball game. Which, before he learned of their deaths, he worked himself to the core winning as a tribute to not only his parents, but to the parents who always came to watch their kids play basketball...despite the fact that they never win. Hoo boy

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