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Uncut Gems | A24 | December 13th, 2019 | dir. Safdie brothers (Good Time) | Not Your Average Adam Sandler Movie | Premiering at TIFF

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Besides "ooh, Safdie Brothers, I need to watch Good Time", I can't say if this sounds good or not, but

 

> Uncut Gems

 

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It's fine, I'll leave.

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I'm taking Netflix's early involvememt as a sign of confidence in regards to how good this concept is. Plus, they got Idina Menzel. That's a steal. They definitely didn't get her by chance.

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2 hours ago, NickDisney13 said:

 

 

It's fucking crazy the cast they're getting for this.

 

2 hours ago, CoolEric258 said:

 

 

Does she want it now just to see Sandler get beat up?

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Star Wars/Cats BTFO. Sandman Best Actor nom incoming!!

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22 minutes ago, TMP said:

Star Wars/Cats BTFO. Sandman Best Actor nom incoming!!

 

Well, this is a project they probably believe in. The question now becomes: if  A24 is giving this film that primetime December release, then where are they putting The Lighthouse, and where are they putting Waves? I'm sure we'll know about both films soon. But in the meantime, this is exciting for the film even if we don't know anything about it, and I'm willing to bet that the release date increases Adam Sandler's chance at a nomination--because it certainly doesn't diminish it.

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TIFF write-up:

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Returning to the screen with a pulse-pounding crime comedy, directing duo brothers Josh and Benny Safdie (Good Time, Heaven Knows What) tell the story of Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic and slippery jeweller. Howard is determined to prove himself a champion in his day-to-day life, and he idolizes his client list of famous athletes procured for him by his middleman, Demany (LaKeith Stanfield, also at the Festival in Knives Out). Ever scheming, Howard intends to sell a mined chunk of rock full of embedded gems at auction — after it's shipped to him from Ethiopia inside a fish carcass. If he can navigate his way through marital problems, girlfriend problems, imaginatively vicious debt collectors, and his unquenchable desire to be close to success, he might just have a clear shot at winning.

Sandler commands the screen with such a nuanced performance that it's like Howard has been sewn into his skin. He juggles the film's uneasy comedy with a sense of imbued optimism, one that keeps him in trouble but also keeps everyone around Howard — including the audience — rooting for him.

The Safdie brothers give their signature gritty, naturalistic feel to the story, cementing their place in the canon of down-anddirty New York cinema alongside greats like John Cassavetes and Abel Ferrara.

With surprising turns from former NBA star Kevin Garnett and The Weeknd playing themselves, the Safdies present a vibrant and chaotic picture of the city that is very much of the moment. Wrapped in frenetic, stop-at-nothing energy and full of laughs, Uncut Gems is a meaty, edgy diamond in the rough.

 

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I have seen more movies that I can count but the movie from these guys with The Batman was the most horrifying thing I have ever seen...sweet yeezus.

I always finnish a movie I started even the latest AMPAS ready moralizing tale for children.

I stopped after 45 minutes, I couldn't believe that crap was actually praised by critics.

Every movie has redeeming qualities, this one had none, from the "acting", to "story" to "sets" to "writing", everything was dreadful.

 

SO the good news is that the only way from here is up.

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