Movie Review: Sandy Wexler
Updated: May 28, 2019
Sigh. Another Adam Sandler film on Netflix. This marks number 3 of 4 films that has been completed in his contract. Being as which this film was based on his real life manager Sandy Wernick(which they weren’t happy about this idea) it was doomed to fail before it started. But did it?
“Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) is a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s who diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), a tremendously talented singer whom he discovers at an amusement park.”
What this film proves that even with a crappy streak of films, you can still have popular friends stand in for your film. Throughout this film you saw cameos from Al Yankovic, Arsenio Hall, Chris Rock, Colin Quin, Conan O’Brien, Dana Carvey, Darius Rucker, David Spade, Dr. Drew, Gary Dellabate, George Wendt, Henry Winkler, Jackie Wexler, Jane Seymour, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Priestley, Jay Leno, Jennifer Hudson, Jewel, Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Lovitz, Jonathan Loughran, Judd Apatow, Kate Micucci ,Kevin James, Kevin Nealon ,Lamoure Morris, Lisa Loeb, Lorne Michaels, Louie Anderson, Millie Wynn, Milo Ventimiglia, Nick Swardson, Paul Rodriguez, Pauly Shore, Penn Jillette, Richard Lewis, Rob Schneider ,Terry Crews, Tim Herlihy, and Vanilla Ice.
A handful of these actors are more than a cameo role. Did they get paid for this? Or was this all a favor? What dirt does Sandler have on these people?
I will admit I did not finish this film. I really couldn’t. It literally was the Waterboy trying to be a manager who viciously kills a raccoon. Oh yeah, he falls in love with Jennifer Hudson. The fact she fell in love with him IS EXTREMELY UNLIKELY. The portrayal of his character is borderline offensive and a miss mash of different variations of these characters he did over the years. I am surprised that Ozzy didn’t come out of nowhere and bite Nick Swardsons head off. Sorry Nick. I may not be a doctor or a physicist but hitting a raccoon with a baseball bat will not cause it to explode into gore. That’s all I got. Adam Sandler needs to stop making movies like the Rolling Stones need to stop touring.
Disagree? Read these reviews.
“Once again, the actor is pathetic, and the movie is gross.”
“Just when you thought Sandler couldn't embarrass himself any further, he drops the laughless mess known as Sandy Wexler on Netflix subscribers.”
“As with almost every Sandler vehicle, this is an adoring ode to a lifelong man-baby who mistakes his half-assed excretions for art.”
“This is all still Sandler shtick, replete with endless running gags, but it's also surprisingly endearing and often quite funny.”
“The screenplay is a grab-bag of aimless scenes frequently getting in the way of Sandler's reasonably earnest, if flimsy attempt at a character study.”
And this is about his manager. Looks like Sandler will be in the market for a new manager. Hot Damn this film was pathetic. I dislike using opinions of others from reputable (/groan) sites like Rotten Tomatoes, but I couldn’t justify wasting 20 minutes trying to explain how to give someone a reach around with their feet. So how that doesn’t make sense?