Actor and renowned comedian Adam Sandler celebrated for his roles in films like “Hotel Transylvania” and “The Wedding Singer,“ graces audiences with his distinctive humor in this heartwarming coming-of-age animated musical comedy. The story unfolds against the backdrop of the final year of elementary school, a journey through the eyes of a unique observer – a class pet.
Meet Leo, an aging and world-weary 74-year-old lizard brought to life by Sandler’s unmistakable voice. Leo has spent what feels like an eternity cohabiting in a terrarium in a Florida classroom alongside his trusty companion, a wise turtle voiced by Bill Burr. The monotony of their shared existence is suddenly disrupted when Leo receives startling news – he has but one year left to live.
In the face of this ticking clock, Leo concocts an audacious plan to break free from the confines of his glass enclosure and experience the world beyond. However, fate has a different plan in store for him. Instead of embarking on his anticipated adventure, Leo finds himself entangled in the complex lives of his anxious young human classmates, all grappling with their own trials and tribulations. Adding to the mix is an outrageously wicked substitute teacher, making Leo’s remaining days in the classroom anything but ordinary.
What ensues is a remarkable and somewhat bizarre journey for Leo, as he inadvertently becomes the unlikeliest of mentors to these impressionable youngsters. As he helps them navigate the challenges of growing up, Leo finds himself checking off the most unexpected items from his own bucket list. This extraordinary turn of events sets the stage for laughter, heartwarming moments, and an exploration of the profound connections that can develop in the unlikeliest of places.
With Adam Sandler’s comedic genius and the enchanting world of animation, “Leo’s Last Lesson” offers a delightful and touching narrative that transcends age and species, reminding us all that life’s most meaningful lessons can be learned when we least expect them.
Directed by Robert Marianetti, Robert Smigel, and David Wachtenheim the voice cast includes Adam Sandler, Bill Burr, Cecily Strong, Jason Alexander, Sadie Sandler, Sunny Sandler, Rob Schneider, Jo Koy, Jackie Sandler, Heidi Gardner, Robert Smigel, Nick Swardson, Stephanie Hsu, and Nicholas Turturro.
Adam Sandler is Leo premieres on Netflix on November 21, 2023.