Night 6 of “If Hallmark Made Hanukkah Holiday Movies Starring Adam Sandler


Newly divorced, angsty accountant Zach Segal (Adam Sandler) embarks on a journey around his mother’s house. He soon discovers the true pleasure of nourishment prepared by a mother (June Squibb) who’s been “holding in a lot about your ex-wife, the shiksa,” praying he can find a new rent-controlled apartment, finding love with the beautiful Jewish widow next door (Salma Hayak), then eating again because his girlfriend didn’t know he already ate. It’s fine. No, really, it’s fine.

The two women both want Zach to choose who to spend Hanukkah with, competing in increasingly ridiculous ways that only happen on basic cable. During a latke cook-off, a freak blizzard occurs, trapping them all in the kitchen with only enough oil for one latke, and, well, you can probably guess what happens.

But the real miracle of the holiday would be if any of us could shake off the uncomfortable feeling that this film would probably get great ratings no matter how many stereotypes it perpetuates.

justjared and Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

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