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The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (original title)
TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 13 October 2017 (USA)
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An estranged family gathers together in New York City for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

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Noah Baumbach

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Noah Baumbach
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Danny
Grace Van Patten ... Eliza
Dustin Hoffman ... Harold
Elizabeth Marvel ... Jean
Emma Thompson ... Maureen
Danny Flaherty ... Marcus
Adam David Thompson ... Brian
Ronald Peet ... James (as Ronald Alexander Peet)
Hannah Mitchell Hannah Mitchell ... MOMA Employee
Judd Hirsch ... L.J. Shapiro
Rebecca Miller ... Loretta
Sigourney Weaver ... Sigourney Weaver
David Cromer ... Glenn Twitchell
James Hamilton James Hamilton ... MOMA Guest
Josh Hamilton ... Loretta's Friend
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An estranged family gathers together in New York City for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

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1.85 : 1
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Received a four minute standing ovation when it was shown at the Cannes Film Festival. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Harold: It's called flirting when you're young. I'm not sure what it's called when you're over 70.
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Prelude No.11 in B Major
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Hélène Tysman (as Helene Tysman)
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The Dramedy Of The Year
13 October 2017 | by kjproulxSee all my reviews

I have been a fan of director Noah Baumbach ever since his work on films like Greenberg and Frances Ha. Continuing his talented ways, I found myself really enjoying his work when I came across the film While We're Young back in 2014, but I must admit that his newest mark on the industry may just be my favourite film that I've seen of his. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) isn't wide enough of a release to score any big awards this year, but if that wasn't such a factor, I feel as though this movie deserves a few nods. Now streaming on Netflix, here is why I'll be giving this film a glowing recommendation.

There's just something special about a movie that mirrors reality, in that it takes itself very seriously, while still giving many laughs to its audience in order to provide levity. Following a family that reunites due to an illness of a relative, this really is a tale about sibling rivalry and the fact that it really shouldn't be a thing. I found myself entranced throughout this entire film, feeling as though I was watching someone provide insight into real events, and for all I know Noah Baumbach could've written this about his own experiences, but I just have to give him props for his terrific screenplay here.

It's not very often that a fantastic film stars Adam Sandler, but I'll admit it when I see it. He knew how to choose a good project here and he clearly cares about the material at hand, because he is 100% devoted to this character. He and Ben Stiller both deliver wonderful performance as step brothers and throughout certain portions of this movie, I felt as though they were growing a bond in real life. Movies like this don't come around very often, and I feel are unappreciated when they finally do. A story about family is very hard to accomplish, especially when you're trying to make it feel as real as possible, but I feel The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) nails it.

Not to compare the two in any way, but I love Aaron Sorkin's screen writing and when it comes to his dialogue, I honestly don't think it can be topped in today's day in age, but Noah Baumbach definitely gives him a run for his money here. Never once did I find myself bored, and when a movie is just a series of sequences with people talking, that can be hard to keep audiences engaged, but I feel this movie accomplishes that nearly impossible feat. From the way a character reacts, to a memory that's being explained from their past, to a revelation they have, opening up to a crowd standing in front of them, this screenplay really goes for it.

In the end, with a screenplay as terrific as this one, having a cast as talented as it does, with addition of applause-worthy direction, and a satisfying conclusion, I really can't complain about this movie all that much. Aside from a few awkward moments in editing that will definitely take certain viewers out, I found them to be oddly fascinating, so I have nothing but praise for The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) from my end. This movie is now on Netflix for the world to see and I can't recommend it enough.


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