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  • Macbeth
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    #165823

    The trailer for the upcoming Thomas McCarthy comedy-drama

    Starring Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Method Man, Ellen Barkin and Dustin Hoffman

    Sandler’s involvement almost made this a dealbreaker for me, but the trailer makes it look very different, and Sandler has been known to do great work under a good director (Paul Thomas Anderson for example) 

     

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    Tye-Grr
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    #165825

    The dreadful reviews it got earlier this year were the deal breaker for me.

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    Tye-Grr
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    It has three reviews on Metacritic so far with scores of 50, 25, and 20 (one “mixed”, two “negative”): http://www.metacritic.com/movie/the-cobbler

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    Halo_Insider
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    Yep, this was probably the most derided film at Toronto. Such a shame, too, because I love McCarthy, and was hoping to see Sandler get back to delivering a performance like he did in Punch Drunk Love. 

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    vinny
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    I appreciate Sandler actually trying but I feel so bad for him at the same time.

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    KyleBailey
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    This looks interesting but could flop. Sandler is making smart choices picking directors like Reitman and McCarthy. I also love Lynn Cohen from Catching Fire is in this too as Sandler’s mom. I don’t know, it looks like it could be charming 

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    Tye-Grr
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    I appreciate Sandler actually trying but I feel so bad for him at the same time.

    Yes! The poor guy tries to change things up by working with Reitman and McCarthy, but both films are critically panned as the worst of each director’s career. Damn… Guy can’t catch a break.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Hmm, interesting. Hopefully Sandler will actually TRY in this film unlike Jack and Jill, That’s my Boy and Grown Ups 2 *shutters*

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    [quote=”vinman422″]I appreciate Sandler actually trying but I feel so bad for him at the same time.

    Yes! The poor guy tries to change things up by working with Reitman and McCarthy, but both films are critically panned as the worst of each director’s career. Damn… Guy can’t catch a break.[/quote]

    He is on the right track I think. If he keeps appearing in comedy-dramas, maybe one where he appears as a man who lost everything or tries to redeem himself from a crime, who knows? Maybe we’ll be talking about Adam Sandler as an Oscar nominee in a few years. It worked for McConaughey. 

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    Tye-Grr
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    ^To his credit, he got good notices for ‘Men, Women, and Children’, and I agree that it’s a step in the right direction.

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    Halo_Insider
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    #165834

    That bit where he almost takes a shower with another man’s girlfriend was… ick. 

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    M H
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    That looks hideous. 

    The problem with Adam Sandler is that when he tries to do something different, audiences aren’t interested. “Jack and Jill” didn’t do particularly well, but it made more money than “Punch Drunk Love,” “Spanglish,” and “Men Women and Children” put together.  

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    vinny
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    [quote=”Tye-Grr”][quote=”vinman422″]I appreciate Sandler actually trying but I feel so bad for him at the same time.

    Yes! The poor guy tries to change things up by working with Reitman and McCarthy, but both films are critically panned as the worst of each director’s career. Damn… Guy can’t catch a break.[/quote]

    He is on the right track I think. If he keeps appearing in comedy-dramas, maybe one where he appears as a man who lost everything or tries to redeem himself from a crime, who knows? Maybe we’ll be talking about Adam Sandler as an Oscar nominee in a few years. It worked for McConaughey. [/quote]

    I’m sure that has to be a bad comedy comin gin the future from him soon (unfortunately) but it’s definately cool to see him just put himself out of his comfort zone. At some point he will find the right film.   

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    Based on the director and screenwriter Tom McCarthy’s success and my own affection for Spotlight (and Up, The Visitor, and the underrated The Station Agent), I chose to screen The Cobbler this evening despite the warnings from virtually every reviewer. This misfire is the disaster everyone claims.

    Reflecting on the experience, I can’t help but think that this is McCarthy’s homage to Woody Allen. A Jewish cobbler with a magic stitching machine passed through generations of his family, Max Simkin (Adam Sandler) resoles the shoes of his customers. He can wear the repaired footwear, and Simkin’s physical appearance changes to that of the shoe’s owner. It is a touch of magical realism that Allen has used to varying degrees in many of his comedies, though the absurd cliche of Simkin becoming the guardian of the souls/soles of the shoes is something Allen would have avoided.

    The hook itself is clever enough. Supporting performers are asked to portray Adam Sandler pretending to be them. Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens and Method Man are among the many character actors who are required to play broad comedic sterotypes whose bodies are temporarily housing Sandler’s cobbler. Each quite effectively permits the audience to see Sandler inside.

    The movie has one scene that is actually quite moving when Sandler puts on the shoes of his father (Dustin Hoffman) who abandoned the family years ago to allow his mother (Lynn Cohen) a joyous reunion for a single night. Cohen is the single redeeming feature of the film.

    After the sweet moment, the film enters into some silly claptrap about violent slumlords and a grassroots battle against gentrification. It is neither amusing nor exciting. Actors the caliber of Hoffman, Ellen Barkin and Steve Buscemi are wasted here.

    In interviews, the gifted McCarthy stated that this is his one film that could generate a sequel. Let’s hope not.

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    One of the five worst films I watched this year. Every single note rings false. It would be a travesty if McCarthy were to win an Oscar for Best Director in the same year he released this utter mess.

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