There are good Adam Sandler movies (The Wedding Singer, Punch-Drunk Love, Reign Over Me, Funny People) and bad Adam Sandler movies (almost everything else). While his cinematic track record may be hit or miss, apparently Adam Sandler is having a hard time swaying the members of his own household to the positive side of his cinematic track record. His two daughters, Sadie and Sunny, are now old enough that they request his movies. But as Cinema Blend reports, Sandler told Ellen Degeneres when he appeared on her show last week that they don’t stick with them for very long:
I’ll put them on. Because they beg to see them. They’re like, “Please, it’s not fair! Let me watch your movies. Those people always yell things at you on the street. I don’t know what the heck they’re talking about.” So I show them the movies—they demand this—and they get, every time, I’d say about 20 minutes in, and then I see them tuning out, and then I hear them. They’re nervous to say it, but like, “Can we watch something else?”
It’s understandable that even children lack the fortitude to stick with something as infantile as the ironically titled Grown Ups and its sequel, or perhaps a Jack And Jill or That’s My Boy. But at least Sandler’s kids have to be pretty psyched that he’s the main character in the charming Hotel Transylvania franchise, with a third movie scheduled for 2018. And they’ll probably love The Wedding Singer once they’re old enough, even though they probably don’t know who Billy Idol is.