Adam Sandler has achieved a remarkable career milestone with his latest Netflix movie. The renowned actor, who holds a lucrative $350 million deal with the streaming giant, stars in "You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah," a comedy where he shares the screen with his wife and two daughters.
In a surprising turn of events, the film has surpassed the critically acclaimed sports drama "Hustle," emerging as Sandler's highest-rated film to date based on the aggregate scores from Rotten Tomatoes. This success marks a significant shift for Sandler, whose previous Netflix projects, including "The Ridiculous 6," "Sandy Wexler," and "Murder Mystery," faced scathing criticism from reviewers.
However, "You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah" is garnering some of the most positive reviews of Sandler's entire career.
Top Ratings for Sandler's Film
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film boasts an impressive critics' score of 95 percent, outpacing "Hustle," which holds a still impressive 93 percent.
Close behind are "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)" at 92 percent, "Uncut Gems" with 91 percent, and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love" at 77 percent. Interestingly, audience opinions diverge from critics'
While "Hustle" remains the more favored film among Sandler's fans, "You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah" currently maintains a 67 percent audience approval rating. The movie's plot revolves around two best friends whose bat mitzvah plans take an unexpected turn due to their competition for the attention of a popular boy.
Sandler shares the screen with his "Uncut Gems" co-star Idina Menzel, as well as his wife Jackie and their two daughters, Sadie (17) and Sunny (14). The actor has been happily married to Jackie since 2003. While some critics have suggested that the casting of Sadie and Sunny could be attributed to nepotism, this notion has been challenged by Louis Chilton in The Independent.
He argues that the success of "You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah" disproves any such claims. Director Sammi Cohen also came forward to defend Sandler's casting choices, highlighting that the actor has always featured his friends in his films.
Cohen explained that Sandler's approach stems from being a father figure who also shares a strong bond of friendship with his children. "You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah" is currently available for streaming on Netflix.
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