Adam Sandler’s daughters not his biggest fans

Adam Sandler's kids aren't fans of his filmsAdam Sandler, best known for hit comedies such as Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show that his kids aren’t exactly big fans of his films.

He explained that while his two young daughters ask to see his films, they don’t find them entertaining enough to keep watching, saying, “They beg to see them. They’re like, ‘Please, it’s not fair! Let me watch your movies. Those people always yell things at you on the street. I don’t know what the heck they’re talking about.'”

He added, “I’d say about 20 minutes in I see them tuning out, and then I hear them… They’re nervous to say it, but [they’re] like, ‘Can we watch something else?'”

Adam has had a long-running, successful career overall, getting his start as a regular on Saturday Night Live and moving into film shortly after. Films like The Wedding Singer and Little Nicky are fan favorites.

Recently though, the actor-comedian has had a string of unsuccessful Netflix original film premieres. He currently has a four-film deal with the successful streaming giant. Two of those films, The Ridiculous 6 and The Do-Over launched to a less than stellar reception. Adam’s next Netflix film, Sandy Wexler, will premiere later this month.

Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos came to the defense of the deal with the actor, highlighting Adam’s universal recognition and appeal: “The thing that is most global on Netflix is Adam Sandler.”

What’s your favorite Adam Sandler film? Tell us which one and why in the comment section below. ~Alexa Caruso

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  1. film2017buff • April 11, 2017 @ 11:07 AM

    Bid Daddy because of the twin boys actor.

  2. Murphy • April 11, 2017 @ 11:42 AM

    Not even his kids like his movies. That says it all.

  3. MARYMARY • April 11, 2017 @ 4:37 PM

    i actually met him in LOndon when his film opened there 11 years ago, he’s an okay guy in person !

  4. Pam Pilon • April 11, 2017 @ 7:17 PM

    50 first dates

  5. Emo • April 12, 2017 @ 12:49 AM

    Click; it was really emotional.

  6. Anthony Redoblado • April 12, 2017 @ 9:49 AM

    The article needs a correction! Ted Sarandos is not the CEO, but rather the CCO (Chief Content Officer) of NETFLIX. Reed Hastings is still the founder and CEO of NETFLIX.

  7. Brie Larson • April 12, 2017 @ 1:18 PM

    For anyone who hasn’t seen Punchdrunk Love – you’re missing out on Sandler’s acting chops. Say what you will about his silly movies; the man moved millions to laughter, and still deserves the respect of fans and non-fans alike. You don’t have to like his movies – but you should definitely appreciate the guy’s ability to stay relevant on the midst of a tidal shift brought upon by the social media takeover.

    Kudos to you, Mr. Sandler; 99% can only hope to attain a fraction of a legacy such as yours.

  8. P Grose • April 12, 2017 @ 1:49 PM

    This guy has long been over-rated as a comedic talent.
    His SNL background (sketch comedy) has increasingly fallen
    short in full length feature films. His basic “cornball”,
    One -note performances can’t compare with the more new- style
    delivery from the likes of Louis CK, Zac Galifiniakis(sp?) James Corden,
    and many others.

  9. P Grose • April 12, 2017 @ 1:49 PM

    This guy has long been over-rated as a comedic talent.
    His SNL background (sketch comedy) has increasingly fallen
    short in full length feature films. His basic “cornball”,
    One -note performances can’t compare with the more new- style
    delivery from the likes of Louis CK, Zac Galifiniakis(sp?) James Corden,
    and many others.

  10. CDubya • April 12, 2017 @ 1:53 PM

    Happy Gilmour (Cause I’m Canadian and love hockey AND golf.), but tied with that is 50 First Dates because I liked that he actually had to work on building a relationship and not just become complacent. I try to live my own relationship with my wife and daughter like that. Always do something new, fun, and different. Say what you will, but Adam Sandler movies at least make you laugh a little.

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