Adam Sandler: Funny Guy Documentary Review


Adam Sandler: Funny Guy is a documentary about the comedian and what seems like his constant battle with negative reviews from critics.

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It is no secret that Adam Sandler has a hit or miss career in movies. That is not to say that there isn’t an audience for him films, but quite often the critics go hard on him. As a critic myself I do feel that some of it has gone a bit far, however, I am a pretty big fan of Adam Sandler. I think he is one of the funniest guys on the planet, so when I was asked to watch the documentary Adam Sandler: Funny Guy, I jumped right on it!

This documentary goes through his career from beginning to current, and includes a lot of interview clips  from different red carpet events. I like getting a closer look into Adam’s life and his relationships with other comedians such as Kevin James and Ben Stiller.

A Bit Repetitive

My biggest issue with this documentary is that it gets a bit repetitive. Not too bad but there are several clips that they play more than once. Which normally wouldn’t be a big deal but since it is less than an hour in length, it slows down the flow. 

A small clip from Adam’s Hollywood Star speech is shown early on and then a much larger clip is shown later, keeping that small clip in. Things like this happen another couple of times but they aren’t as long or distracting as this one. 

It doesn’t necessarily ruin the documentary, but it felt like a moment I could go get a drink, or check my phone, and not have to worry about missing something. 

Overall Thoughts

While it did feel like this documentary doesn’t really bring anything new to the table, it was fun to watch. There was even a movie mentioned that I have never seen, which I immediately added to my watch list. Adam’s movies are not always a hit for me, as he does often play the same character, but the majority of them are. 

If you are a fan of Adam Sandler, or even a little bit of his work, I think you will enjoy this documentary. It is less than an hour long and will likely make you appreciate all the hard work that he has put into his career.

About Adam Sandler: Funny Guy

Critics may not always love Adam Sandler, but fans sure do. The boy from Brooklyn did not need showbiz connections to become a global superstar. Sandler has left his comedic mark on three decades of stage, screen, and song.

Adam’s lasting appeal has earned more than $2 billion at the box office. TV audiences got to know him as a writer and performer on SNL during the early ‘90s. Forty-four films include Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Waterboy (1998), The Wedding Singer (1998), Big Daddy (1999), Mr. Deeds (2002), 50 First Dates (2004), The Longest Yard (2005), Click (2006), Grown Ups (2010), Just Go With It (2011), Grown Ups II (2013), Blended (2014) and Murder Mystery (2019), that achieved the biggest opening weekend for a film in the company’s history (source: Netflix).

Adam Sandler remains a consistent favorite among fans who are comforted that they will always have a good time. Get the inside story on this fascinating actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, husband, father, and forever FUNNY GUY.

Directed by Danielle Winter, produced by Dana Webber, ‘Adam Sandler: Funny Guy’ is distributed by Legacy Distribution.

Adam Sandler: Funny Guy is now available on Amazon Prime Video!

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