Sandy Wexler

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Sandy Wexler
Sandy Wexler.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Steven Brill
Produced by
Written by
  • Dan Bulla
  • Paul Sado
  • Adam Sandler
Starring
Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams
Cinematography Dean Semler
Edited by Tom Costain
Production
company
Distributed by Netflix
Release date
  • April 7, 2017 (2017-04-07) (Los Angeles)
  • April 14, 2017 (2017-04-14) (United States)
Running time
131 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Sandy Wexler is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill and written by Dan Bulla, Paul Sado and Adam Sandler. The film stars Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn, Nick Swardson, Lamorne Morris and Arsenio Hall, and follows a talent agent in 1990s Hollywood. The film was released on Netflix on April 14, 2017.

Plot[edit]

Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) is a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, diligently, albeit erratically, representing a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His skills as a manager are challenged when he discovers a genuinely talented singer, Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson). The Wexler character is a satirical homage to Sandler's real-life manager Sandy Wernick.[1]

Cast[edit]

Cameo roles include Darius Rucker, Jason Priestley, Gary Dell'Abate, Arsenio Hall, Quincy Jones, Judd Apatow, Janeane Garofalo, Pauly Shore, Kevin Nealon, Lorne Michaels, Dana Carvey, Chris Rock, David Spade, George Wendt, Penn Jillette, Henry Winkler, Tony Orlando, Al B. Sure!, Brian McKnight, Vanilla Ice, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno, Louie Anderson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Mason "Ma$e" Betha, Lisa Loeb, Jon Lovitz, Budd Friedman and his wife Alix Friedman.

Mike Judge makes a vocal cameo as Beavis and Butt-Head during the end credits. Professional wrestlers Rikishi and David Otunga have brief roles in the film.

Production[edit]

On July 20, 2016, Jennifer Hudson joined the cast of the film,[4] and on July 26, 2016, Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn, Nick Swardson, Lamorne Morris and Arsenio Hall joined as well.[2] Principal photography began on August 2, 2016.[4]

Release[edit]

The film was released worldwide on Netflix on April 14, 2017.[5]

Critical response[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, Sandy Wexler has an approval rating of 29%, based on 21 reviews, with an average rating of 4.2/10.[6] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score 40 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Debruge, "Film Review: ‘Sandy Wexler’", Variety, April 15, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider Join Adam Sandler's 'Sandy Wexler' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. 2016-07-26. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
  3. ^ "'Sandy Wexler' Teaser Trailer: Adam Sandler Actually Ruins a Movie". slashfilm. 2017-01-19. Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b "Jennifer Hudson to Star in Adam Sandler's Netflix Movie 'Sandy Wexler' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. 2016-07-20. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
  5. ^ News Desk, TV (January 19, 2017). "VIDEO: First Look - Adam Sandler Stars in Netflix Original Film SANDY WEXLER". Broadway World. Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Sandy Wexler (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 19, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Sandy Wexler reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 21, 2017. 

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