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Movie Review Flashback: Two Netflix Originals, Two Adam Sandler Movies, Two Opinions

Yesterday my family and I went on a Netflix binge involving watching two Adam Sandler comedies; Murder Mystery and The Week Of. One was hilarious and truly enjoyable, the other was disturbing, totally awkward, and yet hearteningly believable. If you’ve seen both of these films you probably can tell which description fits which movie. After watching both Netflix Originals I found myself feeling a palpable sense of joy and as I went to bed I couldn’t wait to wake up this morning and share with you my experience watching these films. So on that note, here are my reviews of The Week Of and Murder Mystery.

The Week Of 

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The Week Of is a very long, very disturbing, very awkward, very realistic take on what would happen if two families of a bride and a groom have to stay together for a week. Personalities clash, everything is just…strange, egos are high, it’s just a hot mess. And yet, with its rotten 27% score on Rotten Tomatoes and 5.1 out of 10 rating on IMDb, it’s pretty safe to say that it’s not regarded highly by its viewers. However, as a writer, I found an appreciation for the movie simply through the incredible sense of storytelling provided by Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel.

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Two Netflix Originals, Two Adam Sandler Movies, Two Opinions

Yesterday my family and I went on a Netflix binge involving watching two Adam Sandler comedies; Murder Mystery and The Week Of. One was hilarious and truly enjoyable, the other was disturbing, totally awkward, and yet hearteningly believable. If you’ve seen both of these films you probably can tell which description fits which movie. After watching both Netflix Originals I found myself feeling a palpable sense of joy and as I went to bed I couldn’t wait to wake up this morning and share with you my experience watching these films. So on that note, here are my reviews of The Week Of and Murder Mystery.

The Week Of 

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The Week Of is a very long, very disturbing, very awkward, very realistic take on what would happen if two families of a bride and a groom have to stay together for a week. Personalities clash, everything is just…strange, egos are high, it’s just a hot mess. And yet, with its rotten 27% score on Rotten Tomatoes and 5.1 out of 10 rating on IMDb, it’s pretty safe to say that it’s not regarded highly by its viewers. However, as a writer, I found an appreciation for the movie simply through the incredible sense of storytelling provided by Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel.

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