The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) movie review: The best Adam Sandler film in a decade

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) movie review: Director Noah Baumbach extracts one of the best performances of Adam Sandler’s career in this offbeat family dramedy co-starring Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman. Would it be odd to begin the Adam Sandler Oscar campaign? The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Director – Noah Baumbach Cast – Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Elizabeth Marvel Rating – 4/5 It is one of modern cinema’s great mysteries – right up there with ‘What did Bill Murray whisper into Scarlett Johansson’s ear at the end of Lost in Translation?’ and ‘What was in Tom Hanks’ FedEx box in Cast Away?’ Why, oh why, has Adam Sandler spent his entire career starring in some of the worst ‘comedies’ ever made? Why has he chosen – because don’t forget, no one forced him into it, like some sort of bizarre revenge plot – to ignore all signs of greatness, and waste his talents on movies that seem to be ageing like roadkill? There can be no easy answers. Doing stuff like Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore early in your career can be explained – they were, after all, big starring roles for an […]

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