By Ian Morton
Just over 2 hours of your life you will never get back!
Adam Sandler stars as down and out talent agent Sandler Wexler as he represents some of the more eccentric acts in 80’s/90’s Hollywood. After discovering a talented singer at his local theme park (Jennifer Hudson), Wexler not only finds his latest star but also the love of his life.
With Steven Brill once again taking the helm, the result is everything you have come to expect from a Happy Madison production. There is nothing here that will make you laugh, nothing to make you cry and nothing you will ever remember either.
Stretched to just over 2 hours, the story suffers from long moments of nothing, even lacking the typical slapstick Sandler is known for. While there are times when it feels like the story has direction, Wexler as a character is so annoying that you just don’t feel any compassion or sympathy for anything going on. The result is an antagonist that you don’t want to see succeed and therefore one you’re happy to turn off as soon as you get the chance.
Peppered with celebrity cameos, the narration is easily one of the stronger parts as they try to fill and add depth to the main character. While these scenes are put together well, they ultimately add nothing to the film as a whole and leave you wondering just how much they got paid for their brief appearances.
When all is said and done however, Sandy Wexler suffers the same fate as all the other Happy Madison Netflix exclusives – its boring. Its lifeless, not funny and easily forgettable. 1 out of 5 stars.