“ ‘[Paul Blart]: Mall Cop’ is a very funny film, and someone should make it, but that’s not what we’re doing. We want to work with visionary filmmakers who are making interesting films that you’re still going to be talking about in three years,” Amazon Studios chief Roy Price recently told Variety about the difference in approach between themselves and Netflix. Indeed, with their competitors serving a massive worldwide market, their original programming has to include fare that’s broad enough to attract new subscribers, which means doing things like signing up Adam Sandler for a four-picture deal. We saw the first result of that collaboration with “The Ridiculous 6,” which Netflix claimed was their most watched film on its service in its first thirty days of release. And now, comes “The Do-Over.”
Directed by Steven Brill (“Little Nicky,” “Mr. Deeds“) and also featuring David Spade, Paula Patton, Luis Guzman, and more, the movie follows a bank manager whose life is turned upside down when a friend from his past manipulates him into faking his own death and taking off on an adventure. It looks pretty dumb, as you might expect.
“The Do-Over” arrives on May 27th. Watch below.