You do not put forth an amazing acting job simply because you do not do what you normally do.
In Other Words
This isn't amazing acting by Adam Sandler
This roles simply asked of him not to act like an idiot for less than 2 hours.
Im not a huge fan of Sandler but some of his movies do make me laugh.
In this film he is believable as a bland dim witted simple man
This DOESN'T mean his acting was unbelievable!
Acting is creating a character with multiple dimensions and ranges in which to engross an audience and make the person believable
Same goes for Bill Murray
Im a huge fan of Murray but just because he wasn't trying to be hilarious or silly in LOST IN TRANSLATION, doesn't mean he simply will be handed an Oscar. His facial expression during the awards were such that he actually expected to win. Your hysterical Bill, and your acting was controlled and fine. But you were NOT amazing.
I enjoyed the film. Worth a rental. I can see how some people will find it boring. It isn't exciting in the least, but it's a subtle film.
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