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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 who he discovers at an amusement park. Over the course of a decade, the two of them play out a star-crossed love story.

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Release: Apr 14, 2017

IMDb: 5.6

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Sandy Wexler full movie review - Sandy Wexler Isn't Funny but it Avoids Being Terrible Thanks to Jennifer Hudson and Its Congenial Tone

Minor Spoilers Ahead* The movie starts out a party attended by various celebrities from the 1990s-2000s. The topic of conversation is former talent manager Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler).

Everybody seems to have a story about Sandy. Sandy was a low-level manager in Hollywood during the 1990s with eccentric clientele. He represents people like: puppeteer Ted Rafferty (Kevin James), trapeze artist Gary Rogers (Nick Swardson) and comedian Kevin Connors (Colin Quinn). He was still known far and wide in town for his pathological lying, his ridiculous living situation (he lives in the guest house of an obscenely wealthy man named Firuz) and his love of the Atkins diet.

He dreams of finding a star but his clients can't get jobs and his reputation is largely in the crapper. One day, he's saddled with taking a couple of his clients' kids to an amusement park. He walks by a live action show and sees Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson) performing. Her voice is magical and Sandy pitches her on signing with him immediately. She's understandably skeptical but Sandy wins her over with his try-hard attitude and his unshakable belief in her talent. They have a tough road ahead of them but after the okay from her father, they set out to make her a success.

The popular thing to do is just to hate on Adam Sandler and I can't say he hasn't earned it. The drop-off in the quality of his movies has been sharp and steep and he doesn't seem to care. But I didn't let that colour my perception of this movie. If this movie hearkened back to his classic work (I enjoy movies like Happy Gilmore, Anger Management and even You Don't Mess With the Zohan) I would be happy to say he's returned to form. But Sandy Wexler just isn't funny, it felt like Sandler slipping back into his old shtick and phoning it in. His friends in the supporting roles are playing ridiculously exaggerated characters that try to make up for the fact the jokes are lacklustre. I chuckled maybe once or twice but for a comedy that's not enough. It doesn't help that this movie leans on the cameos by Sandler's celebrity friends like a crutch. Its fun to see Vanilla Ice, Arsenio Hall, Dana Carvey among many others but after awhile it gets a little stale just like the rest of the movie.

While the movie wasn't funny, it also had something that a lot of Sandler's movies seem to miss. It came across as more earnest than some of his previous efforts and its largely family-friendly. The gross factor jokes are mostly absent and I can't remember there being anything homophobic or racist. This is a pleasant change and I'll credit the movie for that.

I also have to credit the movie for giving Jennifer Hudson another chance to show how talented she is. She's not in Oscar form here but she carries this movie with her performance. Its too bad that she hasn't found the right projects since her breakout in Dreamgirls and it made me sigh to see her in this. But she got the job done and she made the movie better.

Most of the ratings surrounding this movie are either 10 or 1s. I don't agree with that kind of thinking. I can't see how anyone would love this movie enough to give it a 10/10 but Adam Sandler has made much worse (the worst Sandler movie I've seen would probably be Grown Ups 2). Sandy Wexler relies on you being attached to the cast or even the time period as there are several callbacks to popular culture in the 1990s. I thought his last Netflix movie The Do-Over was funnier but this was probably the better movie overall. Keep in mind that I gave both movies a 4. I don't wish Sandler or his director Steven Brill any ill will, I just hope he can find something to rebound with. But I have to admit he seems content to stay in this rut and I'm not going to give him a pass because he used to be really funny.

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