I have a love-hate relationship when it comes to Adam Sandler movies. I love the fact that I usually hate his movies so much that they inspire me to do my best review writing work. Irrespective of my feelings though (because they really matter to him?), Sandler recently signed a four-movie deal with Netflix. His first effort for the streaming service, The Ridiculous Six, was apparently so bad that I haven’t even watched it yet for fear that it would prompt me to write THE GREATEST REVIEW EVER and then I will no longer have anything to strive for professionally.
That being said – and you should probably sit down for this bombshell – I’m actually kind of looking forward to The Do-Over, his next Netflix movie. This bit of lunacy is brought on by the film’s first NSFW trailer which dropped yesterday and actually looks like it could be a decently entertaining bit of dark comedy.
There’s almost none of the usual slacker/loser Sandler tropes to be seen in this preview and co-star David Spade actually looks to be doing good dry humour work here instead of just playing the grating buffoon he usually does. The film sees the duo play a pair of old friends who meet up at a high-school reunion and take some drastic measures in correcting the wayward course of the lives, and along the way they – SHOCK! – actually do some funny stuff.
Check out the trailer below.
The Do-Over was directed by Sandler’s frequent collaborator Stephen Brill (Mr. Deeds, Little Nicky) and also stars Luis Guzman, Paula Patton, Sean Astin and Nick Swarsdon. It is scheduled to debut on Netflix on May 27, 2016.
Last Updated: April 22, 2016