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The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)

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

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Noah Baumbach

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Noah Baumbach
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Danny
Grace Van Patten ... Eliza
Dustin Hoffman ... Harold
Elizabeth Marvel ... Jean
Emma Thompson ... Maureen
Danny Flaherty ... Marcus
Adam David Thompson ... Brian
Ronald Peet ... James (as Ronald Alexander Peet)
Hannah Mitchell Hannah Mitchell ... MOMA Employee
Judd Hirsch ... L.J. Shapiro
Rebecca Miller ... Loretta
Sigourney Weaver ... Sigourney Weaver
David Cromer ... Glenn Twitchell
James Hamilton James Hamilton ... MOMA Guest
Josh Hamilton ... Loretta's Friend
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An estranged family gathers together in New York City for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

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English

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Elizabeth Marvel revealed that John Cazale's performances in The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) was one of her main inspirations for how she portrayed Jean. See more »

Goofs

While Danny is on the phone with Eliza (who is at Bard College), he states, "I might go stay at Jean's in Rochester for a while. I'll be closer to you...". The distance between Rochester and Bard College is actually significantly greater than New York City to Bard. See more »

Quotes

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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Written by Jo Callis (as John Callis), Phil Oakey, Philip Adrian Wright
Performed by Adam Sandler
Published by BMG Platinum Songs by arrangement with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, Music of V2 America administered by Domino Publishing Company USA
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As close to real life as it gets...
13 July 2019 | by saracnhamillSee all my reviews

I am surprised by other reviews of this film, but I think understanding this work depends wholly on whether you have ever lived with or known intimately a narcissist. It may not be pretty to watch, but it's not pretty to live either. And this movie nails it. It may be a small percentage of the population that can truly understand the subtleties of this movie and appreciate them. The skill it took to capture the complexity of these characters and to make it believable is remarkable. Baumbach paints in detail the devastated landscape of a narcissist's world. Hoffman's character displays perfectly how a narcissist's personality cannot and will not make room for anyone else's experience or emotions, especially his children's. Every conversation eventually returns to him: his needs, his opinions, his preferences, his ego, his career, his art, his place in the world. People have remarked that Hoffman is tedious and exhausting in this film. Yes. Because that is exactly the point. And Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Elizabeth Marvel are brilliant as the relational afterthoughts of his all-consuming ego. I would recommend this film to anyone. Not because you'll feel great after watching it but because it dares to tackle a deeply complex human subject and succeeds. And isn't that the point of art anyway?


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