Adam Sandler is one of the biggest guarantees of success in the world of Netflix original films. In case of THE WRONG MISSY However, he prefers to leave the stage to his friends. We’ll reveal in our review whether it’s still fun.
Is there something going on between Tim and Melissa (Molly Sims)?
It is also helpful that David Spade (“Sandy Wexler”) plays his role more smugly than disgusted and shocked, so that the inevitable, predictable story arc in which Tim gradually falls for Missy is still not believable – but at least plausible by Happy Madison standards. With “Scrubs” star Sarah Chalke as Tim’s friendly ex-flame, who also hangs out in Hawaii, and Geoff Pierson as Tim’s tongue-in-cheek, cocky boss, the central supporting roles are also pleasantly cast. Furthermore, even in 2020, it still has a different flavor when, in a crude comedy, a funny, loud, conspicuous guy doesn’t yell at a well-behaved woman and shame her and attack her uninhibitedly until she falls for him, but rather the roles are reversed are. To describe “The Wrong Missy” as a Happy Madison self-deconstruction would be going too far. Too many narrative sideshows are resolved too formulaically and too rarely are targeted shots against the studio recipe.
2Director Tyler Spindel often doesn’t know when enough is enough and a scene should end before it goes from crudely funny to blatantly caustic.”
Nevertheless, there are actually bits of self-criticism (or at least self-awareness) present – for example, when a dramatic kiss accompanied by sultry music is shown through a recut as something that really doesn’t interest anyone else. For a good film, a lot more could and should have been achieved – but measured on the gradual scale of “Sandler’s crew wants to have their vacation in a beautiful place financed by making a film there – and they are committed to it” – The Wrong Missy” is actually one of the more committed genre entries.
Conclusion: Obscene, loud and flashy – and supported by a leading actress who really tries to make something out of the half-baked script: “The Wrong Missy” has major problems in some scenes, but overall this comedy is one of the more pleasant Happy Madison ones -Netflix movies.
“The Wrong Missy” is now available to stream on Netflix.