After you watch a few of these Adam Sandler releases on Netflix, you have to start wondering whether we are all part of the world’s most expensive practical joke. There’s no denying that the man is funny or that he can act. Hell, he was in the running for an Oscar nod just this past year. Then there’s stuff like this. Hubie Halloween is one of those movies that you’d never go see in a theater, but you’ll probably turn on when you are done binging a new season of something on Netflix and this pops up as a suggestion.
As much as you’ve got to respect the money train that Sandler has created for himself on the streamer, you’ve also got to respect that he seems to love bringing his friends along for the ride. In this new Halloween adventure about a town loser who must save everyone when a real mystery happens on All Hallow’s Eve, he’s joined by his Happy Gilmore co-star Julie Bowen, Kevin James, Kenan Thompson, Rob Schneider, Steve Buscemi, Tim Meadows, Maya Rudolph, Ray Liotta, Michael Chiklis, June Squibb, Karan Brar, George Wallace, Paris Berelc, China Anne McClain, Shaquille O’Neal, and Ben Stiller.
Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. But this year, an escaped criminal and a mysterious new neighbor have Hubie on high alert. When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police (Kevin James, Kenan Thompson) and townsfolk that the monsters are real, and only he can stop them. Hubie Halloween is a hilarious family film about an unlikely hero with an all-star cast including Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Noah Schnapp, Steve Buscemi and Maya Rudolph, produced by Happy Madison.