The life of a bank manager is turned upside down when a friend from his past manipulates him into faking his own death and taking off on an adventure.
The plot threads can be a little hard to follow, especially since most of them revolve around two unseen characters who are dead before the story even begins, but Sandler and Spade’s partnership gives the whole enterprise enough emotional grounding to mak
The Do-Over is a de facto R-rated movie for Sandler, with the attendant bad language and sex jokes, but most of the faux-naughty stuff seems like an afterthought. The jokes that work best fill in the sad details of Charlie’s life.
Despite an idiocy metastasized into the marrow of its script impervious to any radiation, there is, as with many of Sandler’s productions, at least something of an upbeat quality to its reprehensibility.
The Do-Over isn’t Sandler at his best, but it’s also not quite as putrid as what we’ve come to expect from him lately.
It’s just as predictably mind-numbing and tedious as any other comedy Sandler has attached his name to post-“Funny People.”
The Do-Over is atrocious, but it’s atrocious in different ways than any of Adam Sandler’s previous comedies.
There are comedies that make you double over in laughter, and there are comedies that are eerily unfunny to the point where you start thinking about a class-action suit.