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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 13 October 2017 (USA)
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An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

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This film and Okja (2017) generated some controversy after being selected for the competition line-up of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, due to the fact that, as Netflix productions, they wouldn't receive a theatrical release in France after the festival. Netflix did try to make a deal with French distributors and cinema chains for a limited release prior to the streaming premiere, but this was hindered by very strict French laws which prevent any film that's released in cinemas from being available on a streaming service prior to 36 months after the original theatrical release date. Although both films were retained in the competition line-up, the festival did respond to the controversy by amending its rules, specifying that, starting with the 2018 edition, all filmmakers and producers submitting their work for consideration for the competition must be committed to obtaining regular theatrical distribution in France. See more »

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Harold: It's called flirting when you're young. I'm not sure what it's called when you're over 70.
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Really cool facepalm-worthy family mechanics, but the movie falls asleep halfway in
9 November 2017 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I'm not an expert film critic, just a regular movie-watcher like most readers here looking for a cool movie for the night with a lover or friend.

Don't expect any knee-slapping comedy - just a grin at best at a smart comment or silly situation - but that does not make the movie bad in any way. It just makes it, perhaps, not the best pick if you're looking for actual comedy.

The film features an, as time passes, increasingly disturbed family. While slow at first getting you acquainted with all the characters, eventually you start wondering why this movie is not a series. I, at least, could watch this all day.

The movie revolves around the egoistical, even narcissistic, self- centered and, not in the least, seemingly arrogant father and his three children and grandchild, and their increasingly crazy conversations the family members have, with scenes that are painfully recognizable from our own daily lives.

Sadly though, the father and star of the show ends up missing for a part of the movie and while this is a time for re-self-discovery for his children, it does mean that suddenly, the movie is slow, almost boring, and devoid of the witty crazy that we got used to prior to his absence.

It's worth watching, especially if you have the patience to read this review - just pick the right people to watch it with. That, probably, does not include your crime-action loving boyfriend, however, and it's also not a pick for fun-laugh night. It's, however, a great idea for people with some patience and who are able to value the thought and skill that went in portraying this family.


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