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Year
2017
Runtime
112 min.
Director
Noah Baumbach
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
27,299
Checks
2,063
Favs
117
Dislikes
11
Favs/checks
5.7% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
11:1
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  1. Realenur's avatar

    Realenur

    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
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    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
  3. gobberpooper's avatar

    gobberpooper

    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
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