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Sandy Wexler (2017)

TV-14 | | Comedy | 14 April 2017 (USA)
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Sandy Wexler is a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, diligently representing a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business.

Director:

Steven Brill

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Dan Bulla (screenplay by), Paul Sado (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Sandy Wexler
Jennifer Hudson ... Courtney Clarke
Kevin James ... Ted Rafferty
Colin Quinn ... Kevin Connors
Nick Swardson ... Gary Rodgers
Jackie Sandler ... Amy Baskin
Terry Crews ... 'Bedtime' Bobby Barnes
Rob Schneider ... Firuz
Lamorne Morris ... Bling
Aaron Neville ... Willy Clarke
Jane Seymour ... Cindy Marvelle
Sandy Wernick Sandy Wernick ... Peter Marvelle
Luis Guzmán ... Oscar (as Luis Guzman)
Sadie Sandler ... Jesse
Sunny Sandler Sunny Sandler ... Lola
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Storyline

Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) is a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, diligently representing 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, a tremendously talented singer whom he discovers at an amusement park. Over the course of a decade, the two of them play out a star-crossed love story. Written by Netflix; edited by Peter Victor

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sandy Wexler See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Many script re-writes were necessary throughout filming this feature as attempts to match the quality of other recent Sandler films. Similar treatments have been done in Sandler's previous Netflix movies, along with Pixels (2015), That's My Boy (2012), Grown Ups (2010), Grown Ups 2 (2013), et cetera. The original script had planned to feature a few comedy moments to improve the viewing experience, and did not enforce any silly voices upon the main cast of characters. See more »

Goofs

Despite taking place in the first half of the 1990s, in various driving scenes vehicles can be seen in the background from the 2010s. See more »

Quotes

Courtney Clarke: Damn... That's a big ass!
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Crazy Credits

After the first part of the end credits, we get one more wedding testimonial from Mike Judge (playing himself). While the second part of the end credits roll, we hear a prank call that Sandy receives. It's Judge doing the voices of Beavis and Butt-Head (1993). After a few minutes, we see Adam Sandler and Judge recording the conversation. See more »

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Fan of Adam Sandler, but not this movie.
21 April 2017 | by stephenw-30180See all my reviews

I have been a big fan of Adam Sandler since his days in SNL. I live in NYC and had the pleasure of meeting him one time at a party and will say my short experience with him was pleasant and quite normal. Normal in the sense of his fame and notoriety. Meaning, he seemed like "the every day guy" who has not let Fame and fortune go to his head.

IMO, a large percentage of his films are very funny and he clearly possesses a broad range of talent. Obviously he is a comedian by trade, but can act in serious dramatic roles too that can really move you. Ie: Reign over me. I would like to see him in more serious roles as I believe his talent, again, is broad reaching.

His Forte and Bread and Butter is Comedy and I always liked his usage of reappearing actors and many cameos he utilizes in many of his films. And Sandy Wexler is a prime example of that again.

That said, "Sandy Wexler" is way below par for the typical Sandler film. 20 minutes into it I felt like it was a rip-off of Woody Allens gem "Broadway Danny Rose". The movie was Wayyyyy too long at 131 minutes and, although it had its moments, I was very disappointed in the plot and his performance. It seems much of his screen persona revolves around self depreciation which can be very funny and endearing but the formula simply does not work here.

Sandler's films always seem to follow a very similar plot line where he is a lovable loser who manages to always wind up on his feet and transforms himself into the unlikely Hero of the story by the films end. This one is no different and I think A.S. Needs to break away, perhaps at his own peril, a different style of delivering his undoubtedly natural comedic ability.

If you are an avid A.S. Fan you will go see any film he is in. This film is not terrible nor is it close to one of the top ten films of his career. I am not divulging any facts about the film intentionally, as I feel , when someone loves a particular actor/actress' work they will watch any movie that person is in. Especially when they have the lead role in a given film.

To those A.S. Fans, I would not say "stear clear at all costs" .....but, do not go into the film expecting something different or even unique about "Sandy Wexler" if you like the plot, as I mentioned earlier, rent (or On-Demand") Woody Allens "Broadwat Danny Rose" and you will get my meaning.

Sorry Fans, after a film like "that's my Boy", for example, this was a too long poor effort, minimum laughs film. Definitely not the Sandler I enjoy very much and expect from a comedian with his talent.


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