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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

 

Rated R · 110 minutes · 2017

Comedy, Drama
Noah Baumbach's biggest critical success, The Squid and the Whale (2005), was a loosely autobiographical tale about two school-age brothers in New York contending with their arrogant, insecure father, a fading novelist; 12 years later, Baumbach delivers a loosely autobiographical tale about two grown men in New York (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller) contending with their arrogant, insecure father (Dustin Hoffman), a faded sculptor. The father kvetches at them, they kvetch at each other, and Baumbach develops a running gag in which he'll cut one of them off in mid-kvetch to present the onscreen title of the next "story." This gets a laugh every time, though you have to wonder about a writer-director who wishes his characters would just shut up. I thought that was my job!
Director: Noah Baumbach
Producer: Noah Baumbach, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin and Lila Yacoub
Cast: Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, Judd Hirsch, Rebecca Miller, Adam Driver, Matthew Shear, Candice Bergen, Danny Flaherty, Adam Thompson and David Cromer

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