Hubie Halloween (2020)

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Hubie Dubois, despite his devotion to his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts (and its legendary Halloween celebration), is a figure of mockery for kids and adults alike. But this year, something really is going bump in the night, and it’s up to Hubie to save Halloween.

"Hubie Halloween" is a 2020 American funny scary movie directed by Steven Brill and written by Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy. Produced under the Happy Madison banner, the movie features an ensemble cast that consists of Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Rob Schneider, June Squibb, Noah Schnapp and Steve Buscemi.

Set in Salem, Massachusetts, the story focuses on Hubie Dubois, played by Adam Sandler. Hubie is a good-hearted but awkward deli employee who is ostracized and buffooned by his neighborhood for his eccentricity and immaturity. Every Halloween, he takes it upon himself to ensure that everyone else follows the town's guidelines and policies and has a safe vacation, however his efforts are mostly unappreciated.

The 2020 Halloween season unfolds differently as Hubie begins to discover people vanishing, leading him to think that something more ominous is occurring. Contrary to his normal way, he uses up the duty of examining these mysterious disappearances.

Character Development
Hubie Dubois is undoubtedly the center of the film. He's a genuinely good person barely acknowledged by his neighbours who consider him a laughing stock up until Halloween comes, where his knowledge of safety measures is valuable. As strange occasions begin happening, he attempts his finest to convince the police and residents about the spooky happenings, causing his function becoming more central.

Julie Bowen plays Violet Valentine, an old classmate who rebuffs Hubie's advances while hiding her own affection for him. Sergeant Downey and his partner Officer Steve, played by Kevin James and Kenan Thompson, have humorous functions, their initial suspicion towards Hubie's claims, however, changes as the narrative progresses. Steve Buscemi and Rob Schneider add an extra layer of comical relief.

Styles and Messages
While the motion picture follows well-honored customs of horror-comedy, it also communicates a much deeper message about approval, bravery, equality, and compassion. Characters who initially ridicule Hubie finally acknowledge his importance, emphasizing "don't judge a book by its cover". The silly Halloween hilarity likewise brings a refreshing tone of love, with romance blooming in between Hubie and Violet.

"Hubie Halloween" is a comedy scary flick that mixes the comedic and suspensive components exceptionally well across the narrative. The movie's comical timing, integrated with its touch of horror managed to keep viewers engaged without becoming heavy or too serious. The motion picture's caricatured characters of Hubie and his eccentric friends and enemies render it a satisfying look for various age groups.

Although the film mainly got blended reviews, it did excel in unforeseen jumpscares and creative funny, making it an enjoyable Halloween movie, appropriate for the whole family. It also effectively communicated messages of approval and kindness, offering it a much deeper meaning regardless of the comedic overtones. It drew a large audience on its release on Netflix, proving that even in the middle of pandemonium, there's constantly space for a well-crafted light-hearted flick with numerous components of suspense and romance.

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