The latest Netflix comedy is here starring David Spade and it comes from the same production company as the other Adam Sandler movies on Netflix. Here’s what you need to know before and after you watch Father of the Year on Netflix including the soundtrack, best moments, what to watch next and the complete cast list and where you’ve seen them before.
Before you watch Father of the Year
What’s the movie about?
David Spade plays a bum dad who has his son and his best friend return to town before eventually heading off for a new life in New York. He reconnects with old friends but most importantly, he bets with his best friend that his dad can beat up the other dad.
Who’s behind the movie?
The movie is directed by Tyler Spindell who is mostly known by his other projects with the same production company including Jack & Jill, The Bunny House and the best movie of all time, Ball Blart Mall Cop. Happy Madison is the production company behind the movie and as you may know, Happy Madison is the production company behind most Sandler movies. Although Adam Sandler doesn’t star in this title, his wife does. Fun Fact, Jackie Sandler has now appeared in every Netflix Happy Madison project!
Should you watch this movie?
Although this movie is by no means unwatchable it is one of David Spade’s worst appearances in recent memory. A few laughs are provided throughout particularly with Nat Faxon in the latter stages of the movie. Its plot is watertight even if a little cliche.
Ultimately our review boils down to this. If you like Adam Sandler movies, you should dive right in. If the answer is no, then avoid like the plague.
After you finish watching
Father of the Year Cast List
|David Spade||Wayne (Ben’s Dad)||Grown Ups, SNL, Joe Dirt, Tommy Boy|
|Nat Faxon||Mardy (Larry’s Dad)||The Way Way Back, Club Dread, Bad Teacher|
|Joe Bragg||Ben||Liv and Maddie, Mark & Russell’s Wild Ride|
|Matt Shively||Larry||The Real O’Neals, Paranormal Activity, Santa Clarita Diet|
|Bridgit Mendler||Meredith||The Secret World of Arreitty, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Good Luck Charlie|
|Allen Covert||Trey’s Dad||50 First Dates, Happy Gilmore|
|Jared Sandler||Ben’s Friend||The Week Of, Sandy Wexler|
Father of the Year Soundtrack
Like other Happy Madison productions, Father of the Year features a massive and varied soundtrack. Most are from up and coming artists with a particular slant to rap songs. Here’s the full soundtrack for the movie:
- Dreamin – Wax
- Come With Me Now – KONGOS
- Don’t Even Know- Michael Kisur
- What You Do – Red Red Lips
- Lovesick – The Dead-On
- Poppin Bottles – Scully Boyz
- Good Time – Love Kelli
- All the Right Movies – The Blah Blah Blahs
- City’s Alive – El Camino
- Badmon Ting – Fool’s Gold Records
- Unified – Chris Carthage featuring Red Baraat
- Shake – Iamsu!
- Church – Prof
- 2 – Ruwanga
- Feel It Still – Portugal The Man
- White Collar Crime – The Dead Exs
- Roll Up – Fitz and the Tantrums
- ‘Merica (The Good Ole U.S.A) – Hellbound Glory
- Dance With Me Baila Conmigo – Audio Crooks
- If This Is Love – Ruth B.
- Roach Killa – Tripp Jones
- Love Like We Used To – Captain Cuts
- Breakdown – Color Me Black
- Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now – Endway
- We Come Alive – FreeSwim
- Cut It Loose – G.D. Jones
- The Boys are Back – Campfire
- Anotha’ BBQ – People Under The Stairs
Here’s the embedded Spotify playlist with the songs that are available on their streaming service.
What to watch next on Netflix
The immediate choices to watch after you wrap this movie up is the other exclusive Sandler movies on the service. These include the most recent such as The Week Of and Sandy Wexler.
Questions You May Have
If you’re wondering why the conducted the interview at the end in VR, why every girl was attracted to larry or how Larry’s dad was being paid to test nipple cream, you’re looking into the movie too far. Enjoy it for what it is and don’t question it.