Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) - Richee Review

Another day, another Adam Sandler film on Netflix. This one comes with an all star cast, and no, it's not his usual entourage of idiots. Sandler is joined by Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller and Emma Thompson. This film strays into a dramatic story with Sandler shouting at moments to bring in comedic elements. 

The story follows Danny Meyerowitz as he goes to stay with his father after breaking up with his wife, and his daughter heading of to college. Danny's father Howard is a former artist/ art teacher in a new relationship with a slightly extravagant Maureen. As Howard plans to sell off the family home, Danny is unhappy to learn half-brother Matthew has a hand in it. When the father is taken ill, the three step-siblings have to pull together for each other.
So the good thing about the film is the quality of the acting, as everyone in this does a good job. Now that's out the way, lets talk about the bad. Firstly, no matter how well acted the characters are, they're also all bloody unlike able. The story is generic and boring, following the same old dysfunctional family story I've seen time and time again. Then finally, the film wasn't funny. Fair enough, it's a dramatic story, but with the actors cast you know they were trying to make certain scenes funny, like Sandler getting road rage, or Sandler's daughters and the awkward films they watch.

There really isn't much to say about this one. I found it very dull, multiple plot points seem pointless, and the struggles the family go through I just didn't care about because of how much I disliked them. Throw in some pointless cameos from Sigourney Weaver and Adam Driver and you have the Meyerowitz Stories. Final verdict 3/10: another bad Adam Sandler film, this time due to it's tedious story over the usual stupid story where Sandler is the hero, at least they didn't go down that angle this time. Richee 


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