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Review: Adam Sandler does the UNTHINKABLE with Sandy Wexler



I know, I know. I have my work cut out to get you to read this so here goes. Adam Sandler seems to actually care about this role. Sandler does more than just show up on set  in a t-shirt and shorts…

The Good

Sandler does more than just show up on set  in a t-shirt and shorts and actually creates a character which isn’t just Adam Sandler playing himself. A diversion from his formula is noteworthy for that alone. That being said, the character he creates while initially oftputting is really very charming and charismatic in a weird nasal-y way.

Adam Sandler is the master at orchestrating a feel good moment for the closing of his movies. I dare you to watch the last 15 minutes of ANY Adam Sandler movie and not feel downright overjoyed for no f’n justifiable reason. Sandy Wexler is great at getting you sucked in and invested in the characters if you can make it past the first 30 minutes… which can actually be said of most Adam Sandler movies when you think about it… 樂

Sandy Wexler

Jennifer Hudson is a fun distraction from the typical. Her vocals and presence brighten every scene shes in. I enjoy seeing her on screen and she did an acceptable job. Hudson did NOT create a character for this film and pretty much played herself. Thank god she’s so naturally charming otherwise this could have gone the other way!

Kevin James is creepy funny with his puppets. Just wait until you see life at home!

Cameos galore! Waaay more than the average Sandler flick.

The Bad

Sandy Wexler

Jennifer Hudson made her debut in a chicken suit. Why?

The movie is 2 hours in length!! Why?!

The movie simply puts a new coat of paint on the same ol routine. The Adam Sandler movie formula is in full effect.

This movie could have used more Kevin James. Sandy’s stable of clients help make up the usual rag tag of friends that help him achieve a goal at the end of the film but they’re a little disappointing this time around. I was actually hopeful that Sandy’s other group of friends would have more of a presence throughout this movie.



Overall Adam Sandler has find a perfect home with Netflix. I have lowered expectations because the cost of entry is lower which makes it a LOT easier to recommend Adam Sandler movies. Sandy Wexler doesn’t deviate from the Sandler formula and that’s a good or a bad thing depending on how you look at it. I enjoyed the movie overall and actually look forward to more Sandler movies on Netflix as I understand that they just renewed his deal to create more original films.


That’s all for now…

  • Acting - 6/10
  • Cinematography - 7/10
  • Plot/Screenplay - 5/10
  • Setting/Theme - 8/10
  • Buyability - 7/10
  • Recyclability - 7/10
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