Adam Sandler is the most maddening actor in the history of the medium, at least in my opinion. Because, while he farts away his career with horrible garbage over and over again, every once in a while he shows what he’s capable of. Case in point: The Meyerowitz Stories.
Noah Baumbach’s latest is headed to (surprise!) Netflix, and has gotten tremendous buzz since it debuted at Cannes last spring. This first trailer is set around Sandler singing at a piano, and I am sold.
Check it out:
An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.
The full title is The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), and it looks to tackle Baumbach’s thematics of artistic family disfunction, which he all but perfected in The Squid and The Whale. The rest of his filmography is hit or miss with me, but all of his work is worth checking out regardless.
The Meyerowitz Stories stars Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, and Emma Thompson alongside the rare “engaged” Adam Sandler. Also, Randy Newman is scoring the film, which is a nice little touch. It will screen at the New York Film Festival and head to Netflix October 13.