A story that follows as a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.
Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
Marilyn Faith Hickey
This film and Okja (2017) generated some controversy after being selected for the competition line-up of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, due to the fact that, as Netflix productions, they wouldn't receive a theatrical release in France after the festival. Netflix did try to make a deal with French distributors and cinema chains for a limited release prior to the streaming premiere, but this was hindered by very strict French laws which prevent any film that's released in cinemas from being available on a streaming service prior to 36 months after the original theatrical release date. Although both films were retained in the competition line-up, the festival did respond to the controversy by amending its rules, specifying that, starting with the 2018 edition, all filmmakers and producers submitting their work for consideration for the competition must be committed to obtaining regular theatrical distribution in France. See more »
While Danny is on the phone with Eliza (who is at Bard College), he states, "I might go stay at Jean's in Rochester for a while. I'll be closer to you...". The distance between Rochester and Bard College is actually significantly greater than New York City to Bard. See more »
Brian and James, who you've met...
Very charming interracial, homosexual couple, and smart about the work. They were familiar with Gilded Halfwing.
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Family dysfunction is rarely this entertaining, poignant or effortless to watch.
Ah yes, family dysfunctional. Everyone has it, and frankly its an over
mined sub genre in film. With entries often pushing melodrama and
character arcs to neat, organised catharsis, it has become as
predictable as bad romantic comedies. Which is why i'm so happy to
report that 'The Meyerowitz Stories' is one of the best dramedies I've
seen all year!
Told through various character perspectives in no real cinematic
structure, there's a naturalism to the style. A humbleness that revels
in subtleties rather than climatic overtures. And by god is it
refreshing. There isn't a drop of pretension to be found in the film,
no barriers between you and the characters, who are all lovingly played
by an assured, veteran cast.
Adam Sandler is a standout in what is already an outstanding ensemble.
This is a performance quite different from what you might expect. It
isn't a retread of Punch Drunk Love, or a dramatic overhaul of his past
characters either. He instead lends a striking amount of humanity to
Danny, which can be said of the entire cast. But Ben Stiller in
particular deserves a shout out. I've never quite seen him pull off
drama this straight faced and earnest before, and like most of the
film, the sporadic dramatic beats are interspersed throughout his
Yeah i cant quite say enough nice things about 'The Meyerowitz
Stories'. This was a joy to watch.So i'll just say this, if you love
Wes Anderson films, in particular 'The Royal Tenenbaums' this is an
easy recommend. And while it lacks the formalism and ridiculously
cinematic glory of Anderson's style, there is far more humanity is
Noah Baumbach straight faced approach. Meyerowitz Stories may not
provide anything radically new, but it provides a great entry in the
tired list of dysfunctional comedies, along with some of the year's
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