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The Cobbler (2014)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elli ... Goldman (as Elli Meyer)
Adam B. Shapiro ... Schneider (as Adam Shapiro)
Evan Neumann ... Neumann
Allen Lewis Rickman ... Kessler
Donnie Keshawarz 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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Taglines:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

13 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zapatero a tus zapatos See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is Adam Sandler's and Steve Buscemi's tenth film together, after Grown Ups 2 (2013), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Grown Ups (2010), I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007), Mr. Deeds (2002), Big Daddy (1999), The Wedding Singer (1998), Billy Madison (1995), and Airheads (1994). They co-starred for the eleventh time together in Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015). See more »

Goofs

When the thug who is beating "Patrick the Ratprick" pulls out a semi-automatic Glock pistol to shoot Patrick, you hear the sound of the gun's slide being cycled, which would put a round into the empty chamber. When Leon tells him to stop, you see the thug cycle the slide again, as if this action would "de-cock" the weapon, which it does not. In addition, no cartridge is ejected when he does this, which is what would happen had a round actually been in the chamber. See more »

Quotes

Abraham Simkin: You know, barbers have always been very trusted friends to us. We never have to worry about them.
Max Simkin: Uh, who do we have to worry about?
Abraham Simkin: Dry cleaners.
Max Simkin: Dry cleaners? Really?
Abraham Simkin: They're not nice fellas, and they're very powerful.
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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 Conan: Adam Sandler/Jonathan Banks/Broods (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

So Near and Yet So Far
Written by Paul Singerman
Performed by Paul Singerman ft Jan Eisen
Courtesy of Singerman Entertainment
By arrangement with The Talent House
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I honestly don't get all the hate..
13 March 2015 | by lonniewSee all my reviews

As you've read, this is not your typical Adam Sandler movie.. yes it has it's jokes but it's not his typical shtick .. some of that is thrown in for good measure, but this is much lighter.

This has what I thought to be a very good story and even a nice twist, even though I saw it coming before it was revealed, it was still a nice twist.

I think this movie has a lot of heart and it has morality tale spun in for good measure.. It has a pretty good cast of characters as well.. I got my laughs, I got some sincere emotional moments and the "yay for the underdog" moments as well .. I left satisfied!

The KEY to this movie is don't go in with expectations.. if you're going there hoping to see another "Click" or "Happy Gillmore" movie you'll be disappointed..

I honestly do feel bad for Adam because he's gotten typecast .. if he tries to step out of the expectations then people think he sucks.. Jim Carrey has fought that for a long time.. just as so many others have... Give them a chance!


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