Adam Sandler is a tough nut to crack. For the past 5-10 years, every Adam Sandler film (put out by his Happy Madison Productions) has been awful. They have been so terrible that people have started to forget about his great movies in the ’90s and early 2000s. Kids today see Sandler as a joke.
And that’s really sad because we all know he has real talent. He showed off his acting skills in the 2002 drama Punch Drunk Love, but for some reason he didn’t continue down drama road. Instead, he went the opposite direction and started making movies like The Ridiculous 6.
But maybe, at the age of 50, Sandler is ready to turn things around. He stars in Noah Baumbach’s latest film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).
The movie, which is about an estranged, dysfunctional New York family, received a four-minute standing ovation after it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
And do you know which cast member is getting the most praise? Adam Sandler. And that’s saying a lot because this movie also stars Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller and Emma Thompson. In the film, Sandler plays the oldest son of a cranky “and memory-challenged New York sculptor Harold Meyerowitz, played by Hoffman.”
Sandler is getting legit Oscar buzz for his performance. Several critics say Sandler deserves a nomination for his performance. Variety wrote this in their review…
“Perhaps that’s why Netflix, which is in the Adam Sandler business, scooped up this relatively high-brow Scott Rudin production just weeks before its Cannes film festival premiere. Still, it’s odd to think that the company responsible for Sandy Wexler and The Ridiculous Six could conceivably earn Sandler his first Oscar nomination — and his best role since Punch-Drunk Love played Cannes in 2002.”
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to watch this movie.