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Fans are in love with Adam Sandler's new very different Netflix movie

Emily Brown

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Fans are in love with Adam Sandler's new very different Netflix movie

Featured Image Credit: Netflix/Robin L Marshall/WireImage/Getty Images

Adam Sandler is back once again with a brand new movie, but this one is a little bit different from what you might be used to...

When you think of Adam Sandler, what comes to mind? Maybe the face of Sandler himself? Or maybe Kevin James, or Drew Barrymore?

If that's the case, you might be surprised by his new movie which doesn't tick even one of those boxes.

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Rather than appearing himself, Sandler has instead only offered up his voice to the Netflix movie, titled Leo.

Like many of his other movies, Leo is produced by Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, but this time Sandler has opted to keep his face out of the spotlight and instead let a lizard do the talking.

Just to be clear, the lizard is animated.

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Sandler stars as the ageing lizard, Leo, while Bill Burr takes on the role of his longtime tank-mate, Squirtle the turtle.

The movie arrived on Netflix just in time for Thanksgiving and quickly made its way into the streaming service's Top 10, offering a fun film for all the family.

Adam Sandler takes on the role of Leo. Credit: Netflix
Adam Sandler takes on the role of Leo. Credit: Netflix

Leo follows the lizard as he realizes his time on Earth might be coming to an end, prompting him to wonder if there's more to life than sitting in the tank of a classroom, learning the same information with each new batch of kids that comes through.

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The lizard decides to make it his mission to make the most of the time he has left, though he's surprised by what happens after he tries to make a run for it.

As well as being an animated movie, Leo strays from the norm of Sandler's creations by throwing in the odd musical number, though there are countless jokes to keep fans entertained as well.

It might not be the kind of movie fans are used to seeing from the comedian, but it's definitely gone down well as viewers have hailed the film as 'fantastic'.

Leo desperately tries to escape the tank. Credit: Netflix
Leo desperately tries to escape the tank. Credit: Netflix
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Many viewers said their kids loved the movie, but the odd innuendo and relatable adult character means it's definitely not just for children.

"I watched this with my family the other night there and it was amazing," one viewer commented, while another wrote: "It was great we are enjoyed my 16 yr old and my 8 yr old and me at 41 fun for all ages."

Leo isn't the first animated movie from Happy Madison Productions, which also produced the movie Eight Crazy Nights in 2002, but it's definitely not the norm for Sandler, whose face we're so used to seeing in his films.

If you're in need of a pick-me-up this week, Leo is obviously the one to watch!

Topics: Film & TV, Adam Sandler, Film and TV, Netflix

Emily Brown
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