Discussion in 'Movies' started by Drew, Sep 25, 2019.
I saw this yesterday and I had this "unsure" look on my face because the trailer was incredible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm decidedly less enthusiastic than jasn. That doesn't mean Sandler won't get props for his performance. And so it goes.
This is shaping up to be one of those thumbs up/down films. Many on both sides.
RT scores ~93 (critics) and ~54 (audience)
I Just Saw Uncut Gems' CinemaScore And Now I'm So Mad
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.
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...)
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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