Hubie Halloween (2020)



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Hubie Halloween is the latest Netflix Adam Sandler project. It was written by Sandler and Tim Herlihy, his long-time writing partner. Steven Brill is back behind the camera for another Sandler project as well. The cast is filled out with the usual crew; Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schnieder, Tim Medows. Julie Bowen is a new addition to the Sandler lineup.

Adam Sandler plays Hubie Dubois with a voice like Waterboy; it is that kind of Sandler movie. If you want to see Sandler at his best and a truly never wracking film watch Uncut Gems. Adam Sandler is one of the top-grossing movie stars of all time and signed a massive deal with Netflix. Movies like this are going to keep coming out and by now everyone should know exactly what to expect.

Like many recent Sandler comedies, this movie is full of slapstick humor and many jokes that don’t land. There is a very simple message to leave with the audience, be kind to each other despite your insecurities. The cast is full of great comedians doing pretty good work. The script doesn’t provide much to work with, but every actor delivers as best they can. I enjoy slapstick humor and wish it were more present in comedies today. This is not one of Sandler’s best films, but it is not one of the worst. This is another delivery of a known quantity and by now you should know if you like Happy Madison productions or not.

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