Adam Sandler has certainly had his ups and downs throughout his film career. The comedies we’ve all seen and loved were also a kick start into stardom. His filmography has in later years turned from comedy classics such as Happy Gilmore and Grown Ups, rom coms in 50 First Dates to The Wedding Singer, to more serious and complex characters in Uncut Gems and Hustle, which elevated Adam into completely different light from what we’ve used to see him in. Let’s look at some of Adam Sandler´s greatest films, with some more questionable works.
Murder Mystery 2
In classic Adam Sandler fashion this movie is quite a fun and fast paced movie, together with Jennifer Aniston the full-time detectives get right into a murder scene with an old friend, which is then up to solve for the struggling private agency pair. This is a mediocre follow up to Murder Mystery which had its charm on the big screen. The movie is closely like the first edition, while being more current with the comedy. No box office numbers are in yet, but we can expect it not to be an outstandingly large figure.
Another comedy which made a hit at the box office while still getting its fair share of critique was Grown Ups. The movie, which has almost no plot, is made up of a crew of old veteran comedians. The movie has its moments, and the numbers speak of it, coming in at $271,000,000 the movie is one of Adam Sandler’s hits and will be remembered in his repertoire of comedies.
Uncut Gems is a movie Adam will be remembered for. Following up the huge hit of The Meyerowitz Stories, which received a Palm Dog in 2017 and was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or. Uncut Gems won 27 awards with over 90 nominations in competitions. Here’s where Adam Sandler shines, working as a more complex character which he, for obvious reasons, pulled off well. The movie was one of the biggest hits of 2019 and the anxiety-inducing drama was critically acclaimed worldwide. The movie depicts a once successful gems dealer with a problematic gambling habit, waiting for the next big bet. It’s not a coincidence this has struck a chord in many people, since gambling is on the rise, not only through brick-and-mortar casinos, but also through online casinos. An article written by Casivo.ca shows how regulated and licensed casinos help players and the industry with safety going forward.
The character Adam Sandler plays is a basketball coach, eyeing the next big player. He sees an opportunity with a street player in Spain which can grant him into the big room of NBA. Following up his success with Uncut Gems, Hustle also received good amounts of credit to Adam and the heartwarming story between the young basketball player and a scout with one last chance. The movie earned 7 nominations and was received extremely well with fans, earning a rate of 93% on rotten tomatoes, which is not any figures that Adam Sandler has come close by since The Meyerowitz Stories and Uncut Gems.
One of Hollywood’s top earners
It’s safe to say that the actor has had his ups and downs in cinema. Adam Sandler has however a skin in the game not only as an actor, but also as producer, screenwriter, and executive producer. This has made him one of the wealthiest actors in Hollywood. Despite what one might think of the many rom-coms and comedies, he has earned an enormous amount by doing all sorts of things around the movies. The top earners lies mainly within the hits with Transylvania, which have made above 1.3 billion worldwide.