Monday, September 4, 2023

Adam Sandler’s daughters get their shot at being movie stars

Sunny and Sadie Sandler are pretty lucky kids to have Adam Sandler as their dad. Now the teen sisters may be even luckier as they get to play Adam’s daughters in the movies too. 

You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah is now out on Netflix and it’s definitely a good dramedy (much less funny than most Sandler fare like this) for the whole family to enjoy together. I am stunned it has a better Rotten Tomatoes critics score (97%) than any Sandler movie to date. Laughably, that’s five percentage points higher than Pulp Fiction.

Regardless of wack-job critics, this is indeed a movie worth watching, especially if there are young kids around to also enjoy it. Unfortunately Adam Sandler doesn’t get much screen time, but he offers good subtle comedy when he does appear. This one is a true vehicle for his daughters, one of whom dreams of an awesome bat mitzvah with her best friend before a boy gets between them. How everyone comes out on the other side of this drama is the staple storytelling device of the Sandler empire, and it works yet again, although not to the high standards of his best movies like Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer.

3 out of 5 stars

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