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‘You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah’ Review: Starring The Sandler Sisters

Adam Sandler and his family grace our screens in this Netflix comedy that is all about preteens.

  • written by Joy Onu
  • 4 min read
  • 26 Aug, 2023
You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah || Netflix

When I first saw the trailer of You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah! I immediately set a reminder, because Adam Sandler is a legend, and who wouldn’t be excited to watch anything he’s in? Also, hearing that his two daughters, Sadie and Sunny, were starring in the movie peaked my interest a million times more.

The Netflix comedy based on Fiona Rosenbloom’s novel of the same name, is a coming-of-age movie that follows the lives of preteen Jewish kids about to step into adulthood. It specifically follows Stacy Friedman (Sunny Sandler) and her upcoming dream Bat Mitzvah, then there’s her friends and a lot of drama in the middle.

The friendship between Stacy and Lydia (Samantha Lorraine) is pretty cute and integral to Stacy’s character growth, when she’s first introduced, she comes off as bratty, loud and a bit selfish. Some might say, she’s just like any teen girl, and they might even be right. In a way, Sunny Sandler’s character reminds me of Devi Vishwakumar from Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, they are both endearing and annoying in a way that is comical and cute.

Sadie Sandler plays Ronnie, Stacy’s sister, and her character might just be my favorite, she’s the brooding sister that gives off a quirky vibe you just can’t forget. The fact that Adam Sandler’s wife wasn’t his onscreen wife was actually a good move, Ronnie and Stacy’s parents, Danny (Adam Sandler) and Bree (Idina Menzel) made quite the parental pair.

Jacqueline Sandler played Lydia’s mum, they had a great dynamic as far as the mother/daughter vibe goes, and Lydia’s father (Luis Guzmán) was the little comedic icing on the cake. The main storyline of the movie follows Stacy as she obsesses over her dream Bat Mitzvah party, and a crush she has on a boy at school. She gets into a squabble with her BFF, Lydia, and that’s when things take a crazy turn.

Stacy and Lydia have both their Bat Mitzvah's planned out, but then a boy gets in the way, and Stacy therein stops Lydia from coming to hers. Overall, the dynamic between the two girls is actually interesting to watch, and half the time, you will be screaming at your TV, begging Stacy to get over her crush for Andy (Dylan Hoffman). After breaking up with her BFF, Stacy sets out on a solo journey to discover who she is as a girl stepping into her adulthood.

The movie is super lighthearted, it is a great watch for the entire family, one of the best parts of watching You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah, has to be the soundtrack, it has songs by Olivia Rodrigo, Willow, Selena Gomez and so on. DJ Schmuley, the weird DJ, also fully got the job done time and time again at every single Bat Mitzvah he played in.

You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah has the eccentric appeal that classic family movies used to have, the fact that it stars Adam Sandler, and the rest of his star studded cast makes it even more interesting. The whole movie is a vibe, and the Sandler sisters were the absolute perfect choices for the movie.

There are so many moments in the movie that will have you shedding a tear or two, moments that will have you laughing, and moments that will leave you thinking , ‘that’s cute’, for me, it was every scene where Mateo was trying to get Stacy’s attention.

Just like everything on this entire planet, there’s good and bad reviews, to each their own, but this was an absolutely good movie in our books. The movie was light, easygoing, funny, emotional, a little bit deep at times, super contemporary and appealing to Gen Z’ers.  I totally recommend you go see You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah, what do you have to lose?

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