Continuing the deal for Adam Sandler to make movies exclusively for Netflix, a new R-rated action comedy is coming to the streaming service this weekend. The Do-Over reunites Sandler with his Saturday Night Live buddy David Spade in a movie that feels straight out of the 1990s. Adam Sandler plays a bit of a badass who decides to help his old high school friend (Spade) out by fixing his boring life. The only problem is he does that by faking their deaths and giving them new identities that get them into some serious trouble.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Adam Sandler‘s partnership with Netflix either got off to a great start or a terrible one, depending on how you want to look at it. The Ridiculous 6 got horrid reviews even by Adam Sandler standards, and attracted controversy for its treatment of Native Americans. On the other hand, Netflix claims it was “the most-watched movie in the history of Netflix.” And in either case, it doesn’t really matter because Sandler already has a four-picture deal with the company. Now he’s preparing to drop the second of those movies.
The Do-Over stars Sandler regular David Spade as Charlie, a sad sack who spends his days shuffling between the job that he hates and the family that he doesn’t much care for either. A high school reunion puts him back in touch with an old friend, Max (Sandler), who seems to be living the dream. At first, Max offers Charlie the promise of a new life full of fun and adventure and pretty girls. But then Max tries to take things to the next level by faking their deaths, and things spiral out of control. Watch The Do-Over trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
Adam Sandler and Netflix’s The Ridiculous 6 is an easy target. It’s the latest lowbrow comedy from a star who’s never been a hit with critics, and whose recent track record at the box office has been hit or miss, to put it mildly. But if you’re eagerly anticipating, say, Joon-ho Bong’s Okja or Christopher Guest’s Mascots, you may want to give The Ridiculous 6 a bit of begrudging credit. Netflix has to fund those artsy niche projects somehow, and if that means appealing to a broader customer base with mainstream comedies like that one, well, it’s hard to complain too much.
So keep all that in mind when you check out the first teaser for The Do-Over, the second movie to come out of Sandler’s four-picture deal with the company. If you’re a fan of Sandler’s recent output, it’s probably cause for wholehearted rejoicing. But even if your tastes run more highbrow or indie, there’s reason to be glad Sandler’s still out there doing his thing. Read More »