Adam Sandler received good reviews for his performance in the Netflix‘s “A commotion” earlier this year, but such recognitions are few in the comedian’s filmography. For every “Hustle” or “Uncut Gems” there’s a touch of comedy like “A murder mystery”, “Hubie Halloween”, “The Ridiculous 6”, “Blended” and others. Film critics often stick their knives out against Sandler, especially when it comes to his non-Hustle Netflix comedies, and he recently admitted, AARP that negative reviews can “sometimes” sting.
“Mainly because I’m inviting all these amazing people that I care about to make movies with me,” Sandler said, “and I wish they didn’t have to read crap about what we did.”
That being said, Sandler added that “I’m not too shocked” when it comes to critics criticizing his films.
“I always remember what my father said,” Sandler continued. “He was a violent freak. He was going through ups and downs in his life, like he didn’t have a job for a year or two and didn’t talk to us. I remember one time something went wrong with me. I bombed on stage or didn’t get an audition. I was upset and probably confused. And he said, “Adam, you can’t always be happy.” People won’t always like you. You will fail.” I said, “But I just want to be happy, man. I don’t want all that shit.’ He said, “You don’t really know you’re happy until you experience other things.”
Sandler will return to his regular Netflix comedy game, reuniting with Jennifer Aniston for the streamer’s Murder Mystery 2. A sequel is likely to be released in 2023. Sandler is also rumored to be teaming up with Gems in the Rough directors Josh and Benny Safdie for the new film.