We all know Adam Sandler is a talented actor. Sure, for the past five years or so, he’s been getting slammed by critics for his Netflix original comedy films. But we all know that’s not Sandler at his best. That’s Sandler wanting to make some money and have a good time filming family comedies with his friends.
Sandler can turn on his magic anytime he needs it, as we saw in Punch-Drunk Love, The Meyerowitz Stories, and his most recent stand-up special, 100% Fresh.
And according to the early reports, we can go ahead and add his next film, Uncut Gems, to the list. The movie, which was directed by the insanely talented Safdie brothers, is described as a crime thriller.
‘Uncut Gems’ is a crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.
The movie is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the director of the festival claims Sandler gives his best performance since Punch-Drunk Love in the movie.
“It moves at a breakneck pace. It’s cranked up to 11 the whole time, it’s exhilarating to watch,” so yeah, it’s safe to say we’re pretty damn excited.
A24 will release this movie inside theaters in December, 2019, right in time for awards season.[mashshare]