Adam Sandler is back with the third release of his four-film deal with Netflix. Sandy Wexler is classic Sandler fare – he plays the titular talent manager, a loveable loser with a weird voice who’s entirely dedicated to his clients. His devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his latest signing, supremely talented singer Courtney Clarke (Hudson).
Here are 5 reasons to sign up for some more Sandler time.
1. Sandler makes films people like
OK, the critics tend not to love him, but Sandler doesn’t care. Because a heck of a lot of other people do. His movies have made almost $4 billion worldwide. FOUR BILLION DOLLARS. Say it in an Austin Powers Dr Evil voice. Say it in your own voice. It’s a lot of money either way, and all down to the fact Sandler has honed his goofy comedy schtick to perfection.
2. This one has Jennifer Hudson in it
Even if you’re slightly dubious about Sandler’s talent, you can’t be in any doubt about Jennifer Hudson’s. After shooting to fame in American Idol, she walked off with an Oscar, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her film debut, Dreamgirls, and has been charming British audiences as a judge on The Voice. In Sandy Wexler, she plays Courtney Clarke, the singer Wexler discovers at an amusement park and falls in love with.
3. There are lots of other funny people in it, too
Sandler has Hollywood heft, and it shows in the cameos. Keep your eyes open for everyone from Henry Winkler to Chris Rock, Judd Apatow and Vanilla Ice. Most of them show up to say disparaging things about Wexler to camera, so even if you’re not Adam Sandler’s biggest fan, there’s something satisfying about watching other people insult him.
4. It’ll make you nostalgic for the 90s
The glasses, the jacket, the copy of Variety – Sandy Wexler is set to allow Sandler to do for the 90s what he did for the 80s in The Wedding Singer. Get ready to have sudden flashes of fabulous – and sometimes terrible – outfits past.
5. Yes, he has a funny voice in it
Sandler’s funny voices are the Marmite of the silver screen. Maybe you hate them, but if you don’t, you probably love them. So don’t worry, Sandy Wexler treats us to yet another weird and wonderful mangling of words. We’re struggling to remember his real voice now, and wondering whether he is, too…
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