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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.

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Steven Brill

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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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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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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This marks the fourth film from Adam Sandler and Netflix after The Ridiculous 6 (2015), and The Do-Over (2016). It is also the fourth collaboration with Steven Brill and Adam Sandler after Little Nicky (2000), Mr. Deeds (2002), and The Do-Over (2016). See more »

Goofs

When Sandy spots and starts talking to Arsenio Hall at the newspaper stand, In the first scene Sandy tucks the newspaper under his arm, then after cutting back to Sandy again in the following scene he can be seen tucking the paper under his arm again. 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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References Grown Ups (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Northern Lights
Written by Dan Bulla and Harvey Mason Jr.
Produced by Harvey Mason Jr.
Performed by Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson appears courtesy of Epic Records
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Sandy Wexler was a long, but enjoyable movie. I'd recommend!
17 April 2017 | by jdtoyshowSee all my reviews

Sandy Wexler stars Adam Sandler as a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s. He is representing a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke, a tremendously talented singer who he discovers at an amusement park. Over the course of a decade, the two of them play out a star- crossed love story.

I honestly think Sandy Wexler had potential. Adam Sandler was...actually pretty good. The all around acting was actually pretty great! One of the things that originally turned me off of this movie originally was Sandler's voice. I mean, it worked in one movie, dude! The voice wasn't too annoying..you can actually get used it after a while. Though, being a movie critic, I did notice this movie was edited terribly. There's this one scene where Sandy is talking to Courtney. He picks up his drink, and in the next shot it disappears. It is also blatantly obvious Sandler did some voice overs on his already completed scenes. There's parts where you can see his lips moving, but words are coming out faster.

There are actually a few funny parts! It's not painful in the way Jack and Jill was. Wow! I'm shivering just thinking of it!

Like many of Sandler's movies, there are way too many celebrity appearances. Some of these include Quincy Jones, Paul Blart..I mean...Kevin James, David Spade, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock, Quincy Jones, Vanilla Ice, Terry Crews, Rikishi, Weird Al, and Garth himself, Dana Carvey. The movie is full of cameos like these. Though, they all come together in the end. At times, Kevin James' character feels way too forced. Compared to Wexler's other clients, he wins the most on-air time. Sure, the first few scenes with him were funny, but by 2 scenes of James', you think 'How many times are they going to pull the same dumb joke?'

The movie did benefit from being on Netflix, and not an actual movie. Sandler's past few movies bombed, and this would've, too.

The movie is set in the 90's, but it didn't need to be. The 90's aspect is so forgettable, when there could've been so much more to it! Though, there is a scene where Courtney falls in love with a coffee chain owner (Starbucks), and Sandy says it will never work. With the inclusion of Weird Al and QUincy Jones, this movie would be better set in the 80's, not 90's. It did have nice use of older footage. For example, Courtney goes to the 1995 Grammy Awards. We see shots from other artists from the original show.

Sandy Wexler accomplished its job: a forgettable comedy. Sure, it's enjoyable, but at over 2 hours long, you almost want it to end halfway through. The movie really does pick up by the end.

Is Sandler back to being funny? Well, this was a great start. If Sandler does another Sandy he'll be back. This was an enjoyable movie, which I'd recommend.


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