At long last, Adam Sandler and Netflix’s first of many comedy film collaborations, “The Ridiculous 6,” is about to debut on the popular streaming service. With a star-studded cast and a production that was marred by controversy, many are curious to see what the latest from the “Saturday Night Live” alum has to offer a modern-viewing audience.
Those that are eager to be among the first to consume “The Ridiculous 6” will have to wait until 12:01 a.m. PST on Dec. 11 (Thursday night). That means those hoping to watch the movie on the east coast will have to wait until roughly 3:01 a.m. EST in order to do so.
If you aren't already a Netflix customer, there's still a chance for you to watch the movie for free. According to the official Netflix website, you can start a free one-month trial of Netflix. After your free month, in which you can stream all of the company's content including "The Ridiculous 6," you can cancel the subscription or simply leave it alone and allow the service to bill you $9.99 per month. Once you have an active subscription, tuning into the Adam Sandler film is as easy as finding a Netflix-enabled device such as a smart TV, tablet, mobile phone, web browser or gaming console with a working internet connection.
According to the film’s first trailer, the movie is about six unlikely outlaws led by Sandler’s character, White Knife, as they go on a daring adventure to steal money from a town’s bank in the wild west. The film is packed with celebrities, but the six in question include Sandler, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Terry Crews, Taylor Lautner and Jorge Garcia.
“We were just trying to make as good of a western as we could make and we tried to make it as funny as we could make it,” Sandler told Variety at the film’s premiere.
Speaking to the outlet about what the collaboration with Netflix meant for the way the movie turned out, director Frank Coraci said that a normal studio system wouldn't have allowed as much creative freedom.
“They allowed us to make a movie that might have gotten watered down if it went through a studio system,”Coraci explained.
However, as previously reported, the film’s fast and loose attitude got it in some hot water during production when a handful of its Native American actors very publicly walked off the set after complaining that those in charge were blatantly disregarding any cultural accuracy and were being disrespectful to those that were willing to voice such concerns.
Luckily, it looks like the situation was somehow rectified as the film moved forward to its premiere anyway. Meanwhile, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the company stands by its decision to sign a multi-picture deal with the comedy giant. As a result, there is a lot riding on the success of “Ridiculous 6” when it becomes available to stream on Netflix on Dec. 11 at 12:01 a.m. PST.