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<i>Grown Ups</i>: What’s Up With Adam Sandler and His Overly Literal Titles?

What is it about Adam Sandler that makes filmmakers want to give his movies the least creative, most self-explanatory titles possible? Sure, some of them are meant to be ironic -- for instance, Grown Ups seems to be about some of the least mature people in the world -- and we occasionally get a mouthful like You Don't Mess With the Zohan or I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, but the rest of his titles are either job descriptions or just the name of the character Sandler plays. Are they worried about confusing Adam Sandler fans? We went through the funnyman's filmography to see what titles got passed over so they could go the simple route.

Billy Madison (1995)
Rejected Titles:

Adult Education
Hot for Teacher
Why Can't Billy Read?

The Waterboy (1998)
Rejected Titles:

Ragin' Cajun
Kicking the Bucket
Outrageous Stereotypes

The Wedding Singer (1998)
Rejected Titles:

Just Not Married
Crushed Velvet
Nothing But '80s Jokes

Big Daddy (1999/I)
Rejected Titles:

Father for a Week
Jon Stewart's Epiphany
Take My Son... Please!

Little Nicky (2000)
Rejected Titles:

Son of Satan
Hell on Earth
Hey, Isn't That Quentin Tarantino?

Mr. Deeds (2002)
Rejected Titles:

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
This is a Remake of Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Why Did We Remake Mr. Deeds Goes to Town?

Click (2006)
Rejected Titles:

Out of Control
Life in Fast-Forward
Christopher Walken's Magnificent Invention

Bedtime Stories (2008)
Rejected Titles:

Fairy Tailspin
Adam Sandler's Crazy Make-'Em-Ups
Storytelling (The PG Version)

Funny People (2009)
Rejected Titles:

Comedy Isn't Pretty
Everybody's a Comedian
Sad Bastards

Which less-literal Adam Sandler film title would you have preferred? Let us know below, then see which of his movies sound the most like fairy tales.

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