The Do-Over – Review


Once in a while after appreciating quality cinema, I have to step down a bit and remember that the bad exists. Adam Sandler is an easy punching bag for critical mauling and while I wouldn’t say he’s the absolute lowest point, it’s rather easy to see why. It’s such a shame, really, because we know that he can actually act as films like Paul Thomas Anderson’s brilliant Punch-Drunk Love have proven (I’d even say he should have been an easy contender for an Oscar in that performance) yet the worst part is, he just never tries. Rather recently, he took part in a four-picture deal with Netflix and after having churned out the horrendously offensive Ridiculous 6, did he manage to provide something worse? The sad answer is, yes, he did. Continue reading →