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,
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Despite playing the youngest sibling, Ben Stiller is older than Adam Sandler and Elizabeth Marvel. 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 »
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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This new Netflix entry that debut at Cannes is simply charming and outstanding. The Meyrowitz Stories utilises Adam Sandler in what is likely his best defined work along with the magnificent cast of Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller and Elizabeth Marvel. What The Meyrowitz stories does so well is to portray such a realistic yet witty dysfunctional family with a deeper discussion on sibling rivalry and the need to be wanted/needed. All wrapped up in a cozy package that is the Meyrowitz Stories.
Watching the Meyrowitz Stories certain feel this way, it is a slow unraveling of these different story lines that tie in into a beautiful bundle. While certain cut-offs of scenes may feel disruptive to some I found it well chosen and deliberate.
The performances given in this film were so relatable, familiar and hence warm and enjoyable. This viewing experience really feels like peering into someone's life and the emotions were so realistic and relatable. Once again thanks to the amazing performances, particularly the relationship/chemistry between Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller. Something that we certainly don't often get from Sandler, in fact he often has so little chemistry he is unable to create chemistry between himself and himself in his infamous work 'Jack and Jill'. So, kudos to this film, Sandler and Stiller.
I very much enjoyed the unravelling of the dysfunctional relationship caused mainly by the central patriarch of the film portrayed by Dustin Hoffman. But, then even more enjoyable is seeing the progressing of the film and the slow amending of the relationship between the characters.
I will say that one particular scene did throw me off as too edgy and unnecessary brining be out of the film and stopping the momentum that it has built up. A specific scene regarding the character of Eliza Meyrowitz(Grace Van Patten) showing Danny Meyrowitz(Adam Sandler) her film school project. On the one hand I understand that the Meyrowitz Stories is shooting on the film community but that particular scene to me just felt completely out of place and unfortunately distasteful.
Nonetheless, the film is a heartwarming and enjoyable good time.
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