Tri-Movie Marathon – Adam Sandler

BY RICARDO LUJAN

Adam Sandler is a name most movie lovers know about. Sandler is one of the most famous actors in Hollywood right now due to the number of films he has starred in. Most of Sandler’s films are either raunchy comedies or involve comedy throughout the movie. For this week’s Tri-Movie Marathon, I decided to select three different genres of Adam Sandler movies.

First up on the list, we have the drama mystery comedy film, Murder Mystery. In this movie, Sandler and Jennifer Aniston star in the roles of a married couple, Nick and Audrey Spitz. The couple goes out on vacation and winds up being sucked into a murder case and must solve it in order to go home.

The story of the film is quite entertaining especially with the cast of characters being entertaining as well despite being one-dimensional caricatures. The cinematography was good, nothing special, but it doesn’t need to be as it gets the job done well. Comedy in this movie is about what you would expect from a Sandler film.

The movie is rated as PG-13 so the comedy isn’t as raunchy as a typical Sandler film. The real highlight of this film is the plot of the murder as it has multiple twists and turns. Murder Mystery ranks high on my list of Sandler movies and I would recommend anyone to watch it even if they don’t like Sandler’s films. Murder Mystery is streaming right now on Netflix.

For the second movie of the marathon, we have the rom-com 50 First Dates. Sandler takes up the role of Henry Roth, a man who can’t find a girl to commit his life to yet. He finds a girl he is crazy about, but it will take a lot of work to make it work between them.

For being a rom-com, the story of this film is actually quite good and something unique as it tackles an interesting issue that I would have never thought of. 

The performance by each of the actors was great especially during the moments that are actually taken seriously which was quite surprising to see in a rom-com let alone a Sandler film at that.

In particular, Drew Barrymore as Lucy Whitmore does an amazing job playing her role in the film and Barrymore bounces off Sandler’s character quite well as the chemistry between is evident. 50 First Dates is currently streaming on Netflix and Hulu.

For the final movie this week, we have the action comedy film, The Do-Over. This film was something else. The film is about two friends who fake their deaths in order to get away from their normal lives. 

The story of this film is actually rather interesting as it unravels and things start to connect with one another. Sandler’s character Max’s story was the highlight of the film in my opinion.  The action scenes in the movie were not anything special partly due to how much comedy was stuffed into this film.

This movie is full of comedy that is really raunchy. I was taken aback by how raunchy the comedy in this movie gets at times. The comedy gets to be so much that I feel it actually holds the movie back at times. The constant dirty jokes get to be old as you get to end. Despite this, this movie was still a fun watch. The Do-Over is currently streaming on Netflix.

Thank you for tuning into this week’s Tri-Movie Marathon. Tune in next week as the theme will be Sad Movies.

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