Sandler’s Hubie Halloween Will Put You In The Spirit

An easily recognizable ensemble cast of Sandler’s friends blends anti-bullying message with holiday fun


Bridget Seaman, Senior Staff Reporter

The new Adam Sandler film on Netflix is a solid Halloween movie. While watching Hubie Halloween, a Netflix original, I felt the spooky spirit of Halloween time coming through the screen. Adam Sandler is not only the main character, but also the producer of the production. 

I love how Sandler cast all his friends because everyone has great chemistry on screen, and it looks like they had a great time making the movie. Sandler even has his wife and children play roles in the movie. 

It’s a fun film and will easily become a Halloween classic. It may not be Hocus Pocus level, but with the cast including Kevin James, Rob Schneider and even Disney stars like Peyton List and China Ann McClain, the film will definitely succeed.

It’s rated PG-13, but the film should be fine for any age. There’s adult humor, but nothing provocative, and the jokes will generally go over kids’ heads. I’d say that it’s decently family friendly and is right on par with the other Adam Sandler classics when it comes to age appropriateness. 

It also has a great anti-bullying message.  The moral of the story is about how bullies can be the scariest monsters of all, and to treat others with kindness—how you want to be treated.

Other cast members you might recognize who contribute to the fun ensemble are Julie Bowen, known for her role on Modern Family, SNL favorites Maya Rudolph, Tim Meadows and Kenan Thompson. Ben Stiller and Shaquille O’Neal also appear along with a few actors your parents will recognize if you let them watch it with you. 

At the end of the film, Sandler pays respect to his deceased co-star Cameron Boyce, who played his son in the Grown-Ups series. Boyce suffered a tragic death by epilepsy in 2019 at 20 years old. 

Sandler casts lots of Boyce’s co-stars in the movie, like Karan Brar, who played Boyce’s brother on the Disney series, Jessie

The message displayed on the end of the screen reads, “In loving memory of Cameron Boyce. Gone way too soon and one of the kindest, coolest, funniest, and most talented kids we knew.”