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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

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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English

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1.85 : 1
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Elizabeth Marvel (Jean Meyerowitz) and Sakina Jaffrey (Dr. Soni) also appeared in the Netflix Original Series House of Cards (2013). See more »

Goofs

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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References Videodrome (1983) See more »

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Genius Girl
Written by Adam Sandler and Noah Baumbach
Performed by Adam Sandler and Grace Van Patten
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Family dysfunction is rarely this entertaining, poignant or effortless to watch.
13 October 2017 | by leonthesleepySee all my reviews

Ah yes, family dysfunctional. Everyone has it, and frankly its an over mined sub genre in film. With entries often pushing melodrama and character arcs to neat, organised catharsis, it has become as predictable as bad romantic comedies. Which is why i'm so happy to report that 'The Meyerowitz Stories' is one of the best dramedies I've seen all year! 

Told through various character perspectives in no real cinematic structure, there's a naturalism to the style. A humbleness that revels in subtleties rather than climatic overtures. And by god is it refreshing. There isn't a drop of pretension to be found in the film, no barriers between you and the characters, who are all lovingly played by an assured, veteran cast. 

Adam Sandler is a standout in what is already an outstanding ensemble. This is a performance quite different from what you might expect. It isn't a retread of Punch Drunk Love, or a dramatic overhaul of his past characters either. He instead lends a striking amount of humanity to Danny, which can be said of the entire cast. But Ben Stiller in particular deserves a shout out. I've never quite seen him pull off drama this straight faced and earnest before, and like most of the film, the sporadic dramatic beats are interspersed throughout his performance. 

Yeah i cant quite say enough nice things about 'The Meyerowitz Stories'. This was a joy to watch.So i'll just say this, if you love Wes Anderson films, in particular 'The Royal Tenenbaums' this is an easy recommend. And while it lacks the formalism and ridiculously cinematic glory of Anderson's style, there is far more humanity is Noah Baumbach straight faced approach. Meyerowitz Stories may not provide anything radically new, but it provides a great entry in the tired list of dysfunctional comedies, along with some of the year's best performances. 


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