This New Comedy Starring Adam Sandler’s Daughters Shot to #1 on Netflix in Only a Day

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Still from 'You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah.'
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Talk about the power of the Sandler family. While Adam Sandler, 56, has starred in a number of blockbuster hits (Grown Ups) and popular streaming films (Murder Mystery), it seems his daughters also have the magic touch. Both of Sandler's kids—Sadie, 17, and Sunny, 14—star in the new Netflix coming-of-age comedy You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah. And in a matter of only twenty-four hours, the flick has already moved into the top spot on Netflix's list of most-watched films.

Based on Fiona Rosenbloom's 2005 YA novel of the same name, this comedy follows 12-year-old Stacy Friedman (Sunny), who is preparing for her Bat Mitzvah and wants everything to be perfect. She may not be the most popular kid at school, but at least she's got her best friend by her side...that is, until she catches her BFF secretly kissing her school crush.

As you might expect from a film about a bunch of tweens, when Stacy witnesses this betrayal, lots of drama and comical shenanigans ensue, and she must decide what's really important to her in the end.

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In the film, Adam Sandler portrays his daughter’s on-screen dad. Meanwhile, his other (actual) daughter, Sadie, portrays Stacy’s sister, Ronnie. Frozen star Idina Menzel plays the family matriarch, but don't worry, Sandler's real-life wife, Jackie, has a role in the film too—as Gabi Rodriguez Katz (the mom of Stacy’s bestie).

Besides jumping into the top spot on Netflix's most-watched movies list, the film has also gotten rave reviews from critics. It currently has a 95 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with a consensus that reads: “A coming-of-age comedy that sidesteps simple nostalgia, You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah finds fresh humor in adolescent anxiety -- and suggests a bright future for star Sunny Sandler.”

We're totally here for this Sandler supremacy (and we know what we'll be watching this weekend).

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