You Don't Mess with the Zohan is a 2008 American comedy film starring Adam Sandler. The film was directed by Dennis Dugan and written by Sandler, Judd Apatow, and Robert Smigel, produced by Sandler's production company, Happy Madison, produced the film, and it was distributed by Columbia Pictures. It is about Zohan Dvir, Israel's hero and its greatest counter-terrorism army commando who, after growing tired of his Israeli post-draft's standing service, fakes his own death in order to pursue his dream to become a hairstylist in New York City.
Zohan Dvir works as a Mossad Agent and lives with his orthodox parents in Israel. He is hanging around at the Tel Aviv beach, attracting several women and capturing the attention of every beach-goer with his Hacky Sack prowess including a clumsy Fizzy Bubelech drinker. He wants to give up this life to pursue his dream to become a hairstylist in New York. So while in the process of apprehending a Palestinian activist, known simply as the Phantom, he fakes his death, hides in a dog-kennel on a plane bound for New York, and decides to try his hand as a hair-stylist. He is refused employment initially, but when he offers to work for free, Dahlia hires him as a cleaner. When an hair-stylist, Debbie, quits, Zohan replaces her, wins over elderly female clientèle, and falls in love with Dahlia herself. Before Zohan could propose to her, Dahlia's landlord, Walbridge, who has been raising rents regularly, hires skinhead goons to terrorize the neighborhood, create misunderstandings between Jews, Muslim, Arabs, and Palestinians, and drive them out, so as to enable him to construct a new building which is topped by a roller coaster. When Zohan decides to confront these skinheads, he does not realize that he is in for quite a few surprises himself.
Movie Review: You Don't Mess with the Zohan
I like this movie. Very funny and worth watching. I really like Adam Sandler's movie. This is a mighty hymn of and to vulgarity, and either you enjoy it, or you don't. I found myself enjoying it a surprising amount of the time, even though I was thoroughly ashamed of myself. I rate this movie 10/10.