Adam Sandler will always be a staple in the comedy category regardless of whatever corny voices he makes, characters he introduces, and story lines he writes. Now the actor has even more validation that for some reason people just can’t get enough of his movies because it was revealed that fans have watched half a billion hours of his movies.
Whether one enjoy the classics such as Billy Madison, Big Daddy, or The Waterboy, or experience a guilty yet wondrous feeling while enjoying his newer creations like Jack and Jill or That’s My Boy, Adam Sandler movies can always be relied on for a laugh. It is hard to kick the habit of either laughing because the movies are actually funny or laughing at how bad they are (sometimes both). Adam Sandler in recent years struck a deal with Netflix to produce four movies to stream exclusively on the site and the viewership was so high that the streaming giant re-upped the deal to produce four more movies for the site. According to Slate, viewers have watched over 500 million hours of Adam Sandler‘s first three movies of the groundbreaking deal.
What is it about the actor/producer that people hate to love? One word — loyalty. The comedian started out strong and has multiple movies that were genuinely hilarious and heartwarming and in that time he’s gained some die hard fans. It’s no secret that producer is loyal to the people that he uses in his movies. Rob Schneider, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, the list goes on and on of the familiar faces seen in the 50-year-old’s movies and that gives viewers a weird sense of comfort. So it’s safe to guess no matter what Adam Sandler produces it will be watched, whether fans are laughing at him or with him.
In his latest venture, Adam takes viewers on a journey of a Hollywood talent agent’s ups and downs as he discovers, and falls in love with, his protege (played by Jennifer Hudson) in Sandy Wexler. This last installment was his best yet, well of the Netflix exclusive movies. It had amazing singing, a sensible story line, and many of those familiar faces and celebrity cameos that fans love. Since this Netflix deal is going surprisingly well, Sandler may be out of the movie business for good and into the streaming business for the rest of his career according to Vulture.
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By Rikkaya Wilson
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