Just Go with It (2011)
On Tuesday, Netflix shared the news in a tweet, claiming that over 30 million accounts watched the Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler flick in the first three days of its release. The streaming platform also said it was the “biggest opening weekend ever” for a Netflix original film.
Netflix also added that 13 million of the accounts were based in the United States and Canada, while the other 17 million were worldwide.
The streaming service rarely shares viewership numbers for its films and series,
The streamer via its comedy Twitter handle announced today that the Friday-Sunday viewership for its Jennifer Aniston-Adam Sandler movie Murder Mystery was watched by 30.87M accounts, making it the biggest opening weekend for a Netflix film. That breaks out into 13.37M in the U.S./Canada and 17.5M accounts abroad.
The movie written by James Vanderbilt and directed by Kyle Newacheck dropped on June 14. Murder Mystery follows a A New York cop and his wife who while on a European vacation, get framed and are on the run for the death of an elderly billionaire. Murder Mystery reps Aniton and Sandler’s second movie together after 2011’s Just Go With It which grossed $214.9M worldwide ($103M domestic) off an $80M production cost.
Murder Mystery, directed by Kyle Newacheck, once again team’s duo Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston after their coupling in Just Go With It, released eight years previously in 2011.
Murder Mystery is the sixth entry into Adam Sandler’s infamous Netflix deal after his departure from Sony almost two years ago. It’s been quite the rocky road to balance sufficient entertainment value from Sandler at his new home. With three films out of the six being a horrendous slog to sit through. Thankfully, his latest is one of his better instalments, perhaps his best comedic performance since the late Nineties. All thanks due to the talent of his co-star Jennifer Aniston, who is delightful as Audrey Spitz,
“She loves it,” Sandler, 52, told the Associated Press in a new interview. “She sends me texts, ‘Nine days til kissing — here it comes.”
“Get ready,” Aniston, 50, added with a laugh.
However, the actress went on to share that before the cameras started rolling, she made sure Sandler did one very important thing to prepare.
“I did have him learn to oil the beard up a little bit,” she shared.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 33 percent
“There’s no way to recommend it, yet I wouldn’t ask for my two hours back (though I do wish that they could have been sped up somewhat)” New Yorker critic Richard Brody wrote.
Critic Approval Rating: 22 percent
“Like spending 84 minutes in Hell,” critic Christy Lemire wrote when it hit theaters in 2000.
“That’s My Boy”
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 20 percent
“Vulgar, trite, sexist, misogynist, hacky, tacky, gross, sentimental and stupid, with occasional flourishes of racism and veiled homophobia thrown in to boot,” TheWrap’s Alonso Duralde wrote in his 2012 review.
“Just Go With It”
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 19 percent
“An early contender for worst movie of the year. If they were showing this on an airplane,
The multiplex may be in peril, but at least it’s faring better than tycoon Malcolm Quince (an imperious Terence Stamp) who saunters into the ballroom of his yacht to announce that he’s disinheriting all of his guests, and is promptly stabbed to death. The suspects could have all rolled in from a game of Clue.
Adam Sandler’s monstrous eight-movie deal with Netflix arrived as both a blessing and a curse for those who had actually endured any of his last eight self-produced theatrical releases. While it allowed most of us to simply pretend he had stopped working (points for anyone who’s even aware of what Sandy Wexler is), it also allowed him to continue making the same films that even his most impassioned fans had stopped buying tickets for. His streaming output has been predictably, punishingly unfunny up until now, and one would safely expect the same from his latest, which reunites him with Jennifer Aniston, who starred with him in 2011’s execrable romcom Just Go With It.
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The longtime pals famously costarred as love interests in 2011's Just Go With It, and the following year, Adam spoke at Jennifer's Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony, cracking jokes and declaring, "I love this girl. My wife loves this girl. The entire world loves this girl." Since then, the two have remained closer than ever, hanging out with each other's families and gushing
At the film's Los Angeles premiere on Monday, Aniston said that she did the movie exclusively "because of [Sandler], that's the only reason," since he was already attached as a star and producer.
As for how this one compared to their first collaboration, the actress noted how they filmed "one in Hawaii and one was in Italy, so ...
According to the site, the plot synopsis reads as follows:
Good-natured but eccentric community volunteer Hubie Dubois (Sandler) finds himself at the center of a real murder case on Halloween night. Despite his
devotion to his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts (and its legendary Halloween celebration), Hubie is a figure of mockery for kids and adults alike. But this year, something really is going bump in the night, and it’s up to Hubie to save Halloween.
Hubie Halloween will be directed by frequent Sandler collaborator Steven Brill and is slated to begin production in July.
Sandler’s latest Netflix feature Murder Mystery reunites him with his Just Go With It co-star Jennifer Aniston, and is
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The clip opens with Nick (a mustached Sandler) spoiling his wife Audrey’s (Aniston) murder mystery novel while flying off to Europe for their long-awaited honeymoon. (Does she always play characters who get their books ruined?) Nick, a detective, falls asleep on the plane while Audrey encounters a suave Charles (Luke Evans) in first class, who invites the couple aboard
Sandler plays a New York detective who, after 15 years of marriage, finally takes his wife (Aniston) on a long-promised European trip. When Aniston meets a charming and wealthy British man (Luke Evans), they’re invited to an intimate family gathering on a yacht of an elderly billionaire, only to be present when the man is murdered. They become the prime suspects in a modern day whodunit.
The first trailer for the film shows a queasy scene of a man removing and then putting back the bloody murder weapon in the body, and another in which Aniston takes control behind the wheel of a Ferrari.
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“You have any idea how gorgeous you look right now,
Things start off with some gags involving low-hanging fruit, as one might expect, with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston doing their best not to get into an argument on a flight. Then Aniston's character comes across a rather dashing, mysterious gentleman in first class. This leads them to a much more, interesting, high-class adventure than they had previously planned. Until things go wrong because, as the title makes explicitly clear, someone gets murdered.
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