It’s the last one that really makes me fear for America. Ever seen “Blended”? “Jack and Jill”? “Grownups 2”? Me neither. But I have noted the scores on Rotten Tomatoes: 13 percent, 3 percent and 7 percent respectively. I have seen 20 minutes of “Spanglish,” which is a bit higher ( at 53 percent, it’s like the “Citizen Kane” of Adam Sandler movies). But like most of the man’s films, it’s still so horrifically disgusting that most people would probably prefer a beheading video. So where’s ISIS’ four-picture deal?
Netflix announced the Sandler thing like it was a great coup: four pictures very similar to “That’s My Boy,” all of which you’ll be able to view without the embarrassment of standing in line for a ticket. Perfect for those late nights when you get tired of watching infomercials on broadcast TV. Or of having splinters shoved up your fingernails.
It seems crazy and disheartening. But I guess you have to hand it to Netflix. Apparently there’s a great pent-up demand for viewing total crap in total anonymity. And in Adam Sandler, it has tapped a limitless supply.