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The Return of Adam Sandler We Have All Been Waiting For

Sean McDermott

Posted on October 18, 2020 01:45

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How the new Adam Sandler film 'Hubie Halloween' is so reminiscent of his older works, it is the best film he has made in almost 20 years.

Attention children who grew up in the '90s! Grab your nearest cackle-happy Millenial and rejoice for the love of the sophomoric humor that once had us laughing and gasping for air on the floor in front of our CD players. Adam Sandler has returned!

No, not the Adam Sandler who abandoned us for almost 20 years to appear in mostly cliché, humdrum, romantic comedies, family-friendly animated films, or smaller cameos for Rob Schneider/Kevin James' films.

This new film which extracts nostalgia for the hysterical laughter we shared in the character skits of "They're All Gonna' Laugh at You" and the innuendo-laced exploitation of elementary innocence in "Billy Madisonis titled Hubie Halloween.

Hubie Halloween is exclusively available on Netflix, and Sandler's introduction into the movie gives you a good sense that this movie will have you cracking up like the days of old. Sandler enters donning a painter's brush mustache while riding a bicycle through a suburban neighborhood. His lips and mustache are forced up by his chin to form a half-smirk so goofy looking, it instantly reminds you of the faces he made in favorites like "Little Nicky" and "The Waterboy."

Adam Sandler plays Hubie Dubois. Hubie is a local Salem, Massachusetts man-child who is regularly bullied for annually volunteering as a Halloween safety monitor (mostly by teens and pre-teens.) Eggs, footballs, and watermelons are seen flying past his head when he rides by. In a tribute to Billy Madison, Hubie is chased by a bicycle gang of children who witness him informing Sgt. Downey (Kevin James) about their massive purchase of eggs and toilet paper; likely for mischief night.

The leader of the gang pulls alongside Hubie to call him a snitch, causes him to flip over a mailbox, and yells "O'DOYLE RULES!"

The town comes to appreciate Hubie when residents start disappearing, and Hubie comes to their rescue. With his heroism, he wins the heart of longtime love Violet Valentine (Julie Bowen) who, other than his mother, was the only figure in the film to appreciate Hubie Dubois' efforts.

There are so many instances reminding you of older, laugh-out-loud works.

Hubie tries hiding his lonely introversion and residing with his mother by saying he has a girlfriend who is a "Canadian resident of Canada" from "Ontarionto." His mother's t-shirts bear hysterical phrases like "Boner Donor" and "Kayaking Makes Me Wet."

"Happy Gilmoreand "Billy Madison" both valued the use of the elderly making memorable contributions to his films. Sandler engages Bob Barker in a fist fight in "Happy Gilmore." In "Billy Madison," a senior-citizen woman aids Sanders and a boy with wet pants saying, "If peeing in your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis." This film has its own incorporation of the elderly:

After a tender conversation where violet offers Hubie free soup from the diner she works, an older nun aside Hubie says, "I'm asexual, but that girl's making me hella' horny!"

Sean McDermott

Posted on October 18, 2020 01:45

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