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Adam Sandler sets a new Rotten Tomatoes record with his most recent Netflix film

Adam Sandler sets a new Rotten Tomatoes record with his most recent Netflix film

With 34 years of acting and numerous films under his belt, the actor has achieved his highest-ever reviewed film.

Adam Sandler’s latest Netflix movie, “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah,” has become his highest-reviewed film of all time, surpassing his previous works spanning 34 years in the film industry. The teen comedy, available for streaming since Friday, boasts an impressive 96 percent “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

This narrowly outshines his 2022 film “Hustle” (93 percent), 2017’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” (92 percent), and 2019’s “Uncut Gems” (91 percent) in terms of critical acclaim. However, it’s worth noting that the rankings could potentially change if additional negative reviews for “Bat Mitzvah” emerge later in the week.

In “Bat Mitzvah,” Adam Sandler takes on a relatively minor acting role, but he serves as the film’s producer and shares the screen with his teenage daughters, Sunny and Sadie, portraying their father.

The Hollywood Reporter delivered an enthusiastic review, highlighting the film’s charming qualities driven by family involvement, describing it as a delightful and relatable movie aimed at a younger audience. The film centers around the lead character’s personal challenges as she prepares for the main event of the story. As they put it, you don’t necessarily need to be Jewish to enjoy the film, but it certainly adds to the experience.

Adapted from Fiona Rosenbloom’s young adult novel, the official synopsis reads: “Lifelong best friends Stacy (Sunny Sandler) and Lydia (Samantha Lorraine) have always envisioned grand bat mitzvah celebrations, but when the arrival of popular boy Andy Goldfarb (Dylan Hoffman) and the drama of Hebrew school disrupt their plans, hilarity ensues.”

Directed by Sammi Cohen, known for “Crush,” with a screenplay by Alison Peck, the film is a collaboration between Happy Madison and Alloy Entertainment. It also features Idina Menzel, Sarah Sherman, Luis Guzm├ín, and Jackie Sandler in its cast.

As part of his ongoing $250 million Netflix agreement, Adam Sandler has added another project to his impressive roster. The actor-comedian has already produced an impressive eight titles for the streaming platform, spanning from the somewhat infamous Western spoof “The Ridiculous Six” to the dramedy “Sandy Wexler.”

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