Adam Sandler probably doesn’t have a lot of complaints about how his life has ended up. He went from being a regular kid from New Hampshire to one of the most talented members of Saturday Night Live’s cast during its best years. From there, he became a wildly successful movie star in comedies from Happy Gilmore to Billy Madison and dozens of others in the years that followed.
However, things haven’t been going so well for him recently. His last two movies, Jack & Jill and That’s My Boy, didn’t just underperform at the box office — they were savaged by critics and labeled as some of the worst movies to come out in the past year.
Of course, Sandler is still making plenty of money, but if there was ever a time when he felt he needed to up his artistic game, now might be it. He’s shown flashes of this kind of talent in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love, as well as Judd Apatow’s Funny People. His next effort, according to ComingSoon.net, will apparently be The Ridiculous Six, which is a Western parody of classics like The Magnificent Seven.