Uncut Gems - Sandler

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  1. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    holy shit.
     
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    Jay Brown Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    I saw this yesterday and I had this "unsure" look on my face because the trailer was incredible.
     
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    The trailer looks like there might be something to it. We're confused because so many Sandler films are done with a script written on a napkin.
     
  4. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    I don't think it's a secret the man has talent. He just prefers to shoot a simple comedy in a tropical paradise with buddies and chill. He'll do projects like this from time to time. Seems like a good formula IMO.
     
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    I'm with Drew. Dude has LEGIT talent, he just prefers to work on a comedy where 90% of the budget goes directly to him and his friends salary than doing something big. But he's been FANTASTIC in some serious roles.
     
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    jasn Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Watched my son's screener last night on my basement HT. This is a great, great movie. Sandler is perfect...Best Actor perfect. The tension is breath-taking. Even the sound is intense. My MotY, I believe.
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I'm decidedly less enthusiastic than jasn. That doesn't mean Sandler won't get props for his performance. And so it goes.
     
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    jasn Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    This is shaping up to be one of those thumbs up/down films. Many on both sides.

    :thumbsup: for me...
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    RT scores ~93 (critics) and ~54 (audience)
     
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    I was reminded of James Caan in "The Gambler", of course. I was also reminded of Roy Scheider in "All That Jazz". Scheider's Bob Fosse-like character is (likewise) more than a bit disagreeable. The difference for me is I found a way to feel human about Scheider's character; no such luck with Sandler. YMMV.
     
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    jasn Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    I wish I could agree about Sandler's character, or practically anyone else's in the film for that matter, to not feel human, but I can recognize many real-life person's actions in today's world, in their own selfish ways, almost as bluntly. (Don't get me started...:smilingimp:)
     
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  13. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    TBF Cinemascore has zero to do with quality. The rating ASAIK is guess on the profitability/ticket sales of a movie.

    I think the movie was fantastic.
     

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