The Meyerowitz Stories movie review: Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler-starrer is the perfect 'Netflix film'

Tweet cast: Adam Sandler , Dustin Hoffman , Ben Stiller , Elizabeth Marvel , Emma Thompson , Grace Van Patten director: Noah Baumbach Halfway into The Meyerowitz Stories , I had to pause and check if it is a Wes Anderson movie . It turns out it isn’t but it is in the same ballpark. Noah Baumbach, the writer and director of The Meyerowitz Stories, has worked with Anderson before ( The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Fantastic Mr Fox ), and the influence shows. The Meyerowitz Stories is — and there is no better word for it — a beautiful film. It uses unorthodox camera techniques and intricate shot-framing to create a work of art. It doesn’t over-utilise them, but every time the characters are in motion, it is depicted oh-so-well. It is a really good-looking film. And that is even before you get to the story and the acting. Still from The Meyerowitz Stories The story pulls in all directions and is yet, extremely coherent The narrative is held together by an irritating old man, Harold Meyerowitz (Dustin Hoffman), a retired college professor whose sculpting career never reached the heights it once promised to. He has […]

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