Being an Adam Sandler fan must be pretty sweet. Studios seem eager to throw money at every idea he proposes and he consistently appears in two or three films a year. The comedian is also famous for his large stable of regular co-stars and friends, regularly sharing a screen with the likes of David Spade, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi and Jon Lovitz. But perhaps his most famous co-star is Drew Barrymore, who starred opposite Sandler in The Wedding Singer (1998), 50 First Dates (2004) and Blended (2014).
The pair accepted the “Dynamic Duo” award during the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time special virtual event last night, in which the network celebrated some of the most iconic moments that have taken place during MTV’s existence. Sandler and Barrymore appeared together by video link, with Barrymore saying how much fun it was to make a movie with Sandler in every one of the last three decades.
Sandler replied “Drew, it’s 2020. So you know what that means!” Barrymore responded that it means “everything sucks”, and then Sandler said:
“Yeah, that’s true, but also it’s a new decade, so we get to make another movie together.”
It takes two to receive the Dynamic Duo honor at the #MTVAwards: Greatest of All Time!
— MTV (@MTV) December 7, 2020
Sandler and Barrymore went on to say that they should wait until they have an amazing idea for a movie, but that they have nearly an entire decade to work out what that is. The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates are definitely above-average Sandler movies, but let’s hope they can improve on the mind-blowingly terrible Blended.
When this new movie surfaces it’ll almost certainly be on Netflix. Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions have had a long and lucrative relationship with the streaming giant, with their four-movie deal in 2014 proving a great moneymaker for both parties and his movies regularly topping the charts. Proof of this was a new Netflix/Adam Sandler partnership announced in January 2020, which buys a further four new movies for a whopping $275 million.
Critics might turn their noses up at Adam Sandler‘s comedic fare, but audiences are obviously still hungry for it.