Following the success of Golden Globe Nominee Adam Sandler’s recent projects for Netflix, the streaming giants have signed up Sandler for four more films, Deadline reports.
At the end of 2019, Netflix revealed the most successful films and television shows of the year, with Sandler’s “Murder Mystery” coming out on top. The comedy mystery also starred Jennifer Aniston and came ahead of “Stranger Things 3” in the US Netflix rankings, according to Deadline. Despite being a critical flop, as has been the case for a lot of Sandler’s comedies, audiences lapped up the film from the comfort of their own homes.
In fact, none of Sandler’s comedies have been anywhere close to critically acclaimed, but sometimes that’s part of the charm for audiences. “The Ridiculous 6” was the first of Sandler’s Netflix exclusive films and remains at a jaw dropping 0% on the film review website Rotten Tomatoes.
Other features of his as part of the deal have included “The Do-Over,” “Sandy Wexler” and “The Week Of.”
Although not a part of Sandler’s major Netflix deal, his most recent feature “Uncut Gems” was acquired by Netflix for international distribution and hit the streaming service worldwide on Jan. 31, 2020. This once again shows the desire Netflix have to get as many of Sandler’s films as possible into their library, due to the incredible numbers the actor brings.
The frantic crime drama from the Safdie brothers received critical acclaim, including nominations for Best Picture and Best Director at the Critics Choice Awards. Sandler was also nominated there, but failed to translate it into an Oscar nomination.
Much like “Uncut Gems,” Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories: New and Selected” starring Sandler was also acquired by Netflix for distribution back in 2017. Sandler was nominated at the Gotham Independent Film Awards for Best Actor for his performance.
Sandler has yet to be nominated for an Oscar, despite many feeling he deserved it for Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Punch Drunk Love.” It shows how hard it is for Sandler to shake his reputation for ‘bad comedies’ and perhaps how awards voters will never take him seriously, even when he produces genuinely good performances.
However given the popularity of Sandler’s Netflix comedies and those prior, there is no reason why he should stop anytime soon.
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