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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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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) See more »

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Despite playing the youngest sibling, Ben Stiller is older than Adam Sandler and Elizabeth Marvel. 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

Danny: 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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References Stardust Memories (1980) See more »

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Old Man
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Randy Newman
Published by WB Music Corp. and Randy Newman Music
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
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Witty, Realistic and Warm
15 October 2017 | by austin0731See all my reviews

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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