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The Do-Over (2016)

TV-MA | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 27 May 2016 (USA)
Two down-on-their-luck guys decide to fake their own deaths and start over with new identities, only to find the people they're pretending to be are in even deeper trouble.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Max
David Spade ... Charlie
Paula Patton ... Heather
Kathryn Hahn ... Becca
Nick Swardson ... Bob
Matt Walsh ... Shecky
Renée Taylor ... Mrs. Kessler
Sean Astin ... Ted-O
Natasha Leggero ... Nikki
Luis Guzmán ... Jorge the Shooter Boy
Catherine Bell ... Dawn
Jackie Sandler ... Joan
Michael Chiklis ... Carmine
Torsten Voges ... The Gymnast
Stan Ellsworth Stan Ellsworth ... Dakota
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Max (Adam Sandler) and Charlie (David Spade) old school friends who reunite at their 25th high school reunion are tired of their mundane lives: they decide to wipe the slate clean for a do-over. After faking their deaths and assuming new identities, could their lives be better the second time around? Written by lament

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Dying was their first mistake.


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27 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Zerando a Vida See more »

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Savannah, Georgia, USA See more »

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Adam Sandler, David Spade, and Nick Swardson have appeared together in Grown Ups 2 (2013). See more »

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When Charlie was carrying the Chinese takeout to his front door, it's obvious the bags are empty. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charlie: [narrating] Reunions are strange. They bring up a lot of feelings about your past. Were you a jock? A pothead? A Drama Club kid? A loser? Did you get the girl? Or did she ever even notice you? Who did you want to be, and who did you actually become?
Max: [suddenly putting an arm on his shoulder] Damn, Charlie. You still hung up on that skank?
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When the credits start to roll, it turns out that the name of the fictional pharmaceutical company Trojgaard mentioned in the movie was taken from one of the film's co-producers, Pernille Trojgaard (who is also an actress, but not in this movie). See more »

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References Magnum, P.I. (1980) See more »

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I'm Too Sexy
Written by Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass, Rob Manzoli
Performed by Right Said Fred
Courtesy of Twist and Shout Music
By arrangement with MRM7 Limited
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No Need to Do-Over this film

It's no secret that I have hated almost every Adam Sandler film in the last few years. They have consistently been terrible. So when I decided to watch The Do-Over, I did not have high hopes. I really expected the worst. I can say I was pleasantly surprised. Adam Sandler and David Spade actually delivered a decent and fun comedy.

Two guys down on their luck fake their own deaths to escape their terrible lives. They take on the identities of two dead guys who apparently had a lot of money and something to hide, and stumble into a world of action they never asked for. Now, being chased by assassins, the two middle aged average Joes must find out why they are being targeted.

A simple premise, yes, but it delivers. The story actually has a good plot and some decent, if sometimes sloppy, character development. Some of the jokes are still riddled with that adolescent humor that plagues Happy Madison films, but it also lands quite a few funny moments. This movie will never be considered a classic, or one of my favorites. But I am still glad I checked it out.

The acting in this movie is okay. The 2 leads portray their parts convincingly enough. Though it can feel a little lazy at times. The rest of the actors get the job done. Nothing spectacular. But also not bad.

The soundtrack has a fun vibe, full of country hits, and some mediocre, generic action film music. It feels okay within the film.

The script was good. It definitely had some twists. And it delivered a story with more emotion and depth than the usual Happy Madison productions. It is very predictable to a fault, but it still feels nice to follow the story as it progresses.

So, in the end, this is not a masterpiece. It is not Sandler's best work. But it is a lot better than most of the stuff he's put out lately, and I can say I enjoyed watching it. It's a Netflix Original movie, so check it out if you have a chance.

6/10


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