After binging the awesomeness that was Stranger Things, I went searching for something new to check out. I browsed for a while and finally decided on Adam Sandler’s newest Netflix Original Comedy and telling myself, “Well, it’s on Netflix… How bad can it be?” Well, I feel like I took a bullet for the team… Let’s break down The Do-Over.
The Do-Over is directed by Steven Brill and stars, of course, Adam Sandler and David Spade as two old high school friends who are sick of their dumb, boring regular lives and decide to fake their own deaths in order to start over fresh. Obviously, things go south fast as they realize the new identities they’ve taken on, were involved in criminal activities and now they’re in trouble.
I need to emphasize something real quick: I really don’t hate Adam Sandler. I think under the right circumstances, he can actually be really funny and entertaining. Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, Big Daddy, The Waterboy… Good times, good times.
The Do-Over… Wow, this may be the lowest of the lows.
I mean I don’t know why I thought this movie would’ve been at least decent. It’s just Sandler’s thing nowadays to be exactly that, Adam Sandler. Sandler continues to use the same old shtick that he’s been using in every movie he’s been in, for the last 10 years or something like that. IT’S OLD AND PLAYED OUT.
Even David Spade, who I can actually get behind, doesn’t deliver in any sort of way. The raunchy jokes fall flat, the slapstick humor isn’t very good and in all honesty, pretty much everything comes off as just plain stupid.
The fact that this movie is rated “TV-MA” doesn’t do it any flavors at all. This is why, in my opinion, this is one of the worst Adam Sandler movie I’ve ever seen. This movie constantly has to remind the audience it can do basically whatever it wants and it takes full advantage of it, but in the dumbest ways possible. I don’t know how they got someone to green light this, it remarkably gets dumber as the story progresses.
Also, this movie is way too long for its own good. I had to check two different times for how far I was into the movie and I was disappointed both times. It’s an hour and 48 minutes… A long, stupid hour and 48 minutes. Not to mention, this film tries to give its ending some sort of emotional weight, but the reason it doesn’t work is because the audience just sat through an hour and a half of nonsense. Nobody cares what’s going to happen to anyone anymore, just roll the credits already!
Guys, what else can I say? This movie is bad, just bad. It’s not even so bad it’s good, it’s just bad. Stay clear of this at all cost on Netflix, it’ll ruin any movie night.
I’m going to give The Do-Over a nice, solid “F“. This has to be the quickest review, but whatever. Just trying to spread awareness. I still can’t believe I got through the whole thing in one sitting… I feel disgusted. Just go watch Stranger Things on Netflix if you haven’t already, that’s worth your time.
As always, thanks so much for reading and make sure to stay posted to Frank’s Takes for more reviews. Until next time, keep it 100.