In 1994, fledgling Hollywood agent Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) finally finds a talent worth promoting, singer Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson)… but his lack of skills is a constant roadblock. A comedy loosely based on Sandler’s own colorful agent, Sandy Wernick, that plays out over several years. That’s one explanation for the massively bloated running time, but as Hollywood satire this is not ambitious, just woefully unfunny, with another annoying performance by Sandler and a romance that no one will believe in.
2017-U.S. 131 min. Color. Directed by Steve Brill. Cast: Adam Sandler (Sandy Wexler), Jennifer Hudson (Courtney Clarke), Kevin James (Ted Rafferty), Colin Quinn, Nick Swardson, Jackie Sandler… Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Jane Seymour, Luis Guzmán, Arsenio Hall, Quincy Jones, Rob Reiner, Chris Elliott, Judd Apatow, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Priestley, Jewel, Vanilla Ice, Penn Jillette, Pauly Shore, Lisa Loeb, David Spade, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Chris Rock, ”Weird” Al Yankovic, Jimmy Kimmel, Henry Winkler, Lorne Michaels, George Wendt, Jon Lovitz, Carl Weathers.
Trivia: Released straight to Netflix.