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Realenur's avatar


Wait a minute, Adam Sandler can actually act! Who Knew?
His last compelling performance was in Punch-Drunk Love, which dates back to 2002. After an infinite list of miserable films, Grown Ups and the sequel, Jack and Jill (The Worst Comedy Movie Ever Made) and The Ridiculous 6, I had forgotten the man's talent.

This movie is not for everyone and I think that's because people don't understand it. The focus here is a dysfunctional family and their relationship with each other. The Meyerowitz Stories' requires empathy, we don't get it all delivered. You need some intelligence to understand the movie's humor. If you only love action and superhero movies you will say that this movie is boring and bad, which is sad. It is a pleasure to hear Baumbach's fine dialogue being performed with great enthusiasm.

Harold is an illegitimate narcissistic artistic fool with giant minority complexes. He does not want to recognize that his works may not be as unique as he himself believes.
6 years 6 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


Noah Baumbach is really THE voice when it comes to presenting New York artist families, but The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is not my favorite of the lot. I just feel like a lot of the actors are playing to type, especially Dustin Hoffman as the patriarch who isn't doing anything particularly new here. Adam Sandler got a lot of praise for his work, but that's because the bar is set so low. He's nevertheless pigeon-holed as a loser with anger management issues (though I do enjoy that, as the frustrated unheralded member of the family, his scenes always get cut off mid-shout). No surprises from Ben Stiller either. But lower-tier Baumbach is still better than a lot of less-well observed comedy-dramas. Hoffman's siblings are brought together by circumstances and for perhaps the first time, deal with the issues they had growing up. It's a very compassionate film, about the unconditional family love, yet honest about what is very conditional "like", and what it means to live in the shadow of a parent, its positives and negatives both. I wish I liked it more, but Baumbach's cinematic world has given me more interesting takes on these themes to revisit.
4 years 7 months ago
gobberpooper's avatar


Some scenes were excellent, like when the son and dad got lunch together, and others were a bit drawn out. This movie is more like a teleplay, with vignettes, than a full feature film. More of a screenwriting experiment. I personally enjoyed it, but you need to know that going in if it's not your thing.
5 years 11 months ago
mvchckr's avatar


You should have seen that other Baumbach movie.
6 years 6 months ago
chunkylefunga's avatar


It was ok, not as amazing as so called critics are wanking on about.
6 years 9 months ago
fonz's avatar


6 years 9 months ago
Ceejzor's avatar


First half of movie was a slow drawn out mess.

Second half was written a bit better, but still didn't deliver what it could have with the cast.
6 years 9 months ago
heat_'s avatar


The script and dialogues lack humor and some intelligent tricks which are expected to be seen in such a movie. Although people compare to Woody Allen movies that might have been one of the worst Allen movies.
5 years 6 months ago
Kublai Khan's avatar

Kublai Khan

I just finished watching it...

I loved the writing and the acting was really good, but I didn't care for the editing and framing device. It just felt clunky and episodic. It took away from the movie rather than added to it.
5 years 10 months ago
Czarniak's avatar


So brazen!
6 years 5 months ago
Earring72's avatar


Dreadfull DULL Woody Allen wannabe of a movie with not one likeable character or anything funny or interesting happening. What a waste of a great cast.
5 years 2 months ago
Yama's avatar


God, that was excruciating!
6 years 3 months ago
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