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Title: The Meyerowitz Stories
Post by: wilder on May 19, 2017, 05:00:00 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/erva8zG.jpg)

An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach
Starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Candace Bergen, Emma Thomspon, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, and Grace Van Patten
Release Date - October 14, 2017 on Netflix


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYzFieit8dI
Title: The Meyerowitz Stories
Post by: wilberfan on October 15, 2017, 01:06:28 PM
I found watching this quite unbearable.  I was out 40 minutes in.

What am I missing??
Title: Re: The Meyerowitz Stories
Post by: Drenk on October 15, 2017, 02:20:33 PM
A good movie.
Title: Re: The Meyerowitz Stories
Post by: BigSock on October 15, 2017, 05:06:21 PM
I worship Baumbach, but this is a mess-- he so clearly aims for accessible broad material, but he's trapped by just how talky and unnaturally stylized the film is
Title: Re: The Meyerowitz Stories
Post by: Drenk on October 15, 2017, 05:16:05 PM
What do you mean by unnaturally stylized? To me it is filmed like most of his movies. I find the structure fascinating. It's mostly linear and the gaps add something to the story. They all follow the same "story" in a different way.

I don't know. It deeply touched me.
Title: Re: The Meyerowitz Stories
Post by: wilberfan on October 15, 2017, 06:23:22 PM
I wasn't into the story at all.  I just kept thinking, "Wow.  Great cast.  They sure have a lot of words to say...  Wonder how many pages the script was...?"
Title: Re: The Meyerowitz Stories
Post by: Drenk on October 15, 2017, 06:54:14 PM
I'll quote this line by @fauxbeatpoet about the movie : "Living with inherited trauma is noisy business."
Title: Re: The Meyerowitz Stories
Post by: Sleepless on October 16, 2017, 09:48:09 AM
I'm not a huge fan of Baumbach's stuff (WA collabs aside) post but this was okay. It held my interest, but not great. Like wilberfan said, great cast, and that's what held it for me. For all those reviewers saying this is next-level Sandler, though, even PDL aside, he's not doing anything here that he hasn't done before in, say, Reign Over Me. I did really like the very, very ending though - like an anti-Raiders ending. Not everything is forgotten. Overall, though, it's unremarkable and forgettable. Pure manifestation of what "a Netflix original" has come to mean.
Title: Re: The Meyerowitz Stories
Post by: KJ on January 11, 2018, 07:24:26 AM
this felt like a continuation of The Squid and the Whale, and I liked that. it could almost have been a direct sequel to that one.