The First Trailer for ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ is Here, is Great

The Meyerowitz Stories, Noah Baumbach’s latest dysfunctional family dramedy, has been getting tremendous buzz in the festival circuit this year. It’s even brought up the notion of (stop me if you’ve heard this one before) an Adam Sandler Oscar nomination.

Who knows about all that, but this first trailer is pretty damn great. The introduction of the actors is especially brilliant. Check it out:

From writer/director Noah Baumbach, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is the emotional and comic intergenerational tale of adult siblings (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Elizabeth Marvel) contending with the long shadow their strong-willed father (Dustin Hoffman) has cast over their lives.

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I like Noah Baumbach. His films are like acerbic, twee-less Wes Anderson films. What’s most impressive about this trailer is how it didn’t remind me of the Fockers movies at all despite Dustin Hoffman playing Ben Stiller’s dad. I promise.

As for the Sandler buzz, well, this is a road we have traveled at least twice before. He’s getting some attention, that’s for sure, but can we really see this coming to fruition.

Either way, he looks great and everyone else looks great. The Meyerowitz Stories will open in limited release and on Netflix October 13.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.