How Adam Sandler's Own Kids Feel About His Movies

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Over the years, Adam Sandler has made a slew of movies, some more fondly remembered than others. And while he has a lucrative Netflix deal and fans worldwide, there some individuals who have admitted they may not be super fans of Adam Sandler's movies, although we are assuming the individuals in question are fans of the comedian himself. Sandler revealed in a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres that his daughters Sadie and Sunny totally don't get his movies, although they dutifully try. Here's what he had to say:

I'll put them on. Because they beg to see them. They're like, 'Please, it's not fair! Let me watch your movies. Those people always yell things at you on the street. I don't know what the heck they're talking about.' So I show them the movies---they demand this---and they get, every time, I'd say about 20 minutes in, and then I see them tuning out, and then I hear them. They're nervous to say it, but like, 'Can we watch something else?

This about the most true-to-life story Adam Sandler has told, although it's not nearly as funny as his reveals about playing dodgeball on the set of Billy Madison. I love that his kids have gotten super obsessed with watching his movies, probably because they've been told most of his filmography is no-so kid appropriate and most certainly features adult humor. They are "PG-13ish," as Sandler himself calls them. Per what Adam Sandler told The Ellen Show, his kids are pumped about getting a peek at the adult humor, that is until they are actually subjected to it and then they get bored fast, as kids tend to do during movies that aren't geared toward them.

Luckily, Adam Sandler has been in a few movies that hopefully keep his kids' attention. He does the voice of Dracula in both of the Hotel Transylvania movies, and there is a third one of those on the way. He also does voice work in The Zookeeper, which is a PG-rated Kevin James film. And while I'd keep kids away from watching movies like Little Nicky and The Waterboy, some of his other PG-13 flicks like Pixels are a bit tamer.

Eventually down the line, we hope Sandler can watch some of his flicks with his kids without them wanting to turn the movies off in the first 20 minutes. However, we'd be perfectly fine if they never get on board with movies like Jack and Jill and That's My Boy. Now, if we revisit this topic in 10 years and they still hate The Wedding Singer, I'm going to be a little more offended.

Hotel Transylvania 3 hits theaters in 2018, but in the meantime, there are plenty of additional Adam Sandler movies heading to Netflix. Find out what is coming with our Netflix premiere schedule.

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