A cobbler, bored of his everyday life, stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to become other people and see the world in a different way.

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Tom McCarthy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elli ... Goldman (as Elli Meyer)
Adam B. Shapiro ... Schneider (as Adam Shapiro)
Evan Neumann Evan Neumann ... Neumann
Allen Lewis Rickman ... Kessler
Donnie Keshawarz ... Pinchas Simkin
Ethan Khusidman ... Herschel Simkin
Adam Sandler ... Max Simkin
Sondra James ... Anna O'Hara
Kim Cloutier ... Taryn
Dan Stevens ... Emiliano
Steve Buscemi ... Jimmy
Melonie Diaz ... Carmen Herrara
Lynn Cohen ... Sarah Simkin
Method Man ... Leon Ludlow (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)
Stuart Rudin ... Old Bearded Man
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Storyline

Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Sometimes walking in another man's shoes is the only way one can discover who they really are. Written by Anonymous

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Saving the neighborhood one sole at a time. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, language and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Max first looks into the mirror and sees Leon's (Method Man's) reflection, he says "oh boy", a nod to the line said by Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) on Quantum Leap (1989), a program where the main character also changes into someone else. See more »

Goofs

When Max returns to the apartment to show two officers the body of the one he's "murdered," the two have their gold badges pinned to their lapels going in. On the way out, the shields are looking loose as they now appear to be the hang-around-the-neck ID badges and are not even in the same place as before. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: I was always telling your pop he should sell this crap and make some money, but he can never throw anything away.
Max Simkin: Yeah, except his family.
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Alternate Versions

The scene in which Leon is killed by being stabbed in the neck with a stiletto heel is censored in both the US and UK versions of the film to attain a PG-13 and 12 rating respectively. The version shown at festivals, and the German release, are uncut. In the censored version, blood has been digitally reduced in the medium shots of Leon, and a shot is removed entirely of Leon taking the heel out of his neck as blood runs down his shirt. The UK version makes an additional change to the scene where Leon roughs up a thief; throughout the scene, the blood on the thief's face has been digitally recolored to be darker in order to soften the impact of the scene. See more »

Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015) See more »

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Oh Oh
Written by Linkoban and Yo Akim
Performed by Linkoban
Courtesy of Superbillion Records
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Sandler's best film in a long time
6 April 2015 | by spmactSee all my reviews

I used to be a big Adam Sandler fan, until he started phoning it in with the same kinds of immature jokes and "safe" comedies that sucked but still made a lot of cash.

I'm really glad he branched out and took a chance with this film; I think it really paid off. This film has a lot of heart, some decent comedy, and a nice story. It's more drama than comedy, but it's not too much drama. It even has a nice fantasy element without getting too caught up in it.

I don't get why it has such a low rating. I read some negative reviews by "critics" and thought it was another disappointment by Sandler, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it wasn't. Give it a chance, and if you're not already prejudiced, I think you'll be glad you did.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

13 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cobbler See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,501,058
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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