Just when we thought they were done, they pull us back in.
Yes friends, Drew Barrymore has threatened the world with another movie starring her and Adam Sandler…but is the world ready?
According to People—it’s what Drew’s heart wants, when she was asked who she wants to make more movies with:
“Adam Sandler, obviously, just because I want to make movies with him forever”
Look, I liked The Wedding Singer (which was made back when Sandler was at least trying, and not just making movies in places it’s clear he’d simply like to vacation, on a production company’s dime.) 50 First Dates had its charm, and a well-placed Beach Boys song as a plot device, so while I haven’t watched it since it came out, I don’t shudder at the thought of it. Then there was Blended, and by that point, Sandler was full on in “give no f*cks” mode. It showed.
More importantly than the above, I really like Drew Barrymore and only want what’s best for her—and friends, is another co-starring role in an Adam Sandler vehicle really what’s best for her?
We must consider the possibility that making a movie with Sandler, while hard on the audience, is a rejuvenation for Drew’s soul. What if Sandler isn’t a sloppy comedian who’s still coasting by on “The Thanksgiving Song”, almost 30 years on, but in actuality is a wizard of sorts, who can heal people closest to him, and give them succor and contentment from the outside world?
I mean, sure on the outside it seems bananas, but think about it. Adam Sandler clearly doesn’t care about what you or I think about his movies (did you see The Do-Over?) or his standup.
Perhaps he simply made his good movies (Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore, although author’s note: I have not seen these in about 10 years, so I don’t know if they hold up, or that I only thought they were funny because they came out when I was approximately 10 years old, so…) as a way to ingratiate himself into the public consciousness, and ever since then, he’s used his wizard skills to help his costars, and keep the public in his thrall?
I mean, what’s more plausible here?! What else can explain his inexplicable popularity?
Anyway, there’s no word on when the next Drew Barrymore/Adam Sandler pairing will rear its head, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
What we can do in the meantime is brace ourselves for it, watch Drew’s latest season of the Santa Clarita Diet, wonder silently where Sandler will insist it takes place so as to get another vacation out of it, and also, enjoy my favorite scene in the Wedding Singer.