In the trailer for The Do-Over, Netflix’s latest original movie, David Spade remarks, “Reunions are strange. They bring up a lot of feelings about your past. Who did you want to be, and who did you actually become?” This latest reunion of Adam Sandler and his typical group of recurring comedy buddies brings up the same questions: Who did Sandler want to be? With the encouragement of his brother, he wanted to become a comedian. Who did he actually become? The kind of actor who, after a long and fruitful comedy career, is the kind of man who semi-jokes about doing movies just for the paid vacations and keeps churning out duds that somehow has an audience that eats it up. The Do-Over looks like the next one.
As part of Sandler’s deal with Netflix to make four movies, the first of which was The Ridiculous 6, here comes a tale about a down-in-the-dumps bank manager named Charlie (Spade) who encounters his high school buddy, Max (Sandler). After a string of intense partying, Max, who claims to be in the FBI, fakes their deaths. What ensues is an adventure that unearths hidden agendas, potential arrests, threesomes, and potential death. You know, typical Sandler fare.
Watch the trailer below:
Sandler veteran Steven Brill (of Little Nicky and Mr. Deeds) directs The Do-Over with a cast that includes Paul Patton (Warcraft), Kathryn Hahn (The Visit), Luis Guzman (We’re the Millers), Michael Chiklis (Fantastic Four), Sean Astin (50 First Dates), Catherine Bell (Bruce Almighty), Natasha Leggero (Neighbors), Nick Swardson (Just Go With It), Torsten Voges (Funny People), Renee Taylor (The Producers), and Matt Walsh (Ted).
The Ridiculous 6 was announced to be Netflix’s most streamed original movie within the first 30 days of release, a fact that still blows my mind to this day. Nevertheless, The Do-Over is coming out this May 27th and it’ll probably attract the same viewership. Be sure to take a look at our ranking of all of Sandler’s movies available to stream on Netflix here.