Netflix has a lot of great, challenging, and fun original programming, from Orange Is the New Black to House of Cards, Jessica Jones to Stranger Things. Then there’s that Adam Sandler production deal that’s so far spawned ignored buddy comedy The Do-Over, the Kevin James-fronted True Memoirs of an International Assassin, and a racist Western where a donkey sucks off Taylor Lautner.
Now comes Sandy Wexler, about a wacky talent manager who (brace yourself) falls in love with a beautiful woman who is way out of his league. This time the attractive actress who has to fawn and pretend she not only finds Sandler funny, but also alluring is Jennifer Hudson. Gorgeous, talented, resilient Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson has joined the regrettable ranks of Michelle Monaghan, Drew Barrymore, and Salma Hayek, who all deserve better things than playing lusty love interest to sweatpants-for-all-occasions Sandler.
To add further insult to injury, the teaser below begins by spinning it back to 1994. A happier time when Sandler’s career was on the rise, with movies under his belt like Mixed Nuts and Airheads. Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore were around the corner. And we had no idea of absolute garbage fires I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Pixels and the continued existence of Rob Schneider’s relevance (and I use that word loosely) that Sandler would dump on us.
Anyway, here’s the teaser for Sandy Wexler.
And the official synopsis:
The film follows Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler), a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, who diligently represents 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 (Jennifer Hudson), a tremendously talented singer who he discovers at an amusement park. Sandy Wexler is directed by filmmaker Steven Brill, of Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds, Without a Paddle, Drillbit Taylor, Movie 43, Walk of Shame, and The Do-Over previously.
Good Godtapus. Imagine keeping Movie 43 in your bio blurb.
Sandy Wexler will hit Netflix on April 14th. Expect the reckoning of TK to follow hard after.