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 the possibility of realizing them 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,
Lester is an occasional substitute teacher and he's very jealous. He is jealous about the last boyfriend of Lester's slightly wacky current partner Ramona - arrogant best-selling author ... See full summary »
Adam Sandler stated in an interview that he enjoyed working on this movie so much, that he would do another movie with Writer, Producer, and Director Noah Baumbach as soon as he offered it to him. He was quoted saying "If Noah has an idea, I'm in." See more »
In the beginning of the film, Adam Sandler tells his daughter to put the Mets game on the car radio. He says he splurged and got satellite. The movie is set in NYC so it's available on regular radio. See more »
It was like walking barefoot through broken glass to get a milkshake. I loved the milkshake, but, you know, my feet were bleeding.
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Baumbach and Sandler Meet in the Qualitative Middle
Noah Baumbach is often unfairly accused of pretension & navel-gazing in his films. This is the first that I've really felt those critiques are warranted. Mostly a sob story of whiny yuppies & self-centered artists, the individually strong drama & comedy don't meld as well as they do in his better films (Frances Ha, Mistress America). Luckily all the performances, especially Sandler giving maybe his best turn ever, are so great that you could almost ignore the film's shortcomings.
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