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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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Marcus
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Brian
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James (as Ronald Alexander Peet)
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MOMA Employee
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L.J. Shapiro
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Loretta Shapiro
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Sigourney Weaver
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Glenn Twitchell
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MOMA Guest
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Loretta's Friend
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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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Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller also worked together in Happy Gilmore (1996). 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 »

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Matthew: Brian and James, who you've met...
Harold: Very charming interracial, homosexual couple, and smart about the work. They were familiar with Gilded Halfwing.
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References Badlands (1973) See more »

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Prelude No.11 in B Major
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Helene Tysman
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
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A Wonderful Family Dramedy
18 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm not sure who the morons are who couldn't sit thorough this film, but too bad for your brain damaged mind due to over saturated computer graphic driven movies. This is a film, and it's a gem. The story is of a semi-famous sculpture at the twilight of his career. Being honored at a school he teaches, his estranged sons and (less we forget daughter) are coming home to attend it.

The film starts with an amazing father/daughter moment between Eliza (Grace Van Patten) and Danny (Adam Sandler). What makes this INCREDIBLY touching is that Eliza isn't a terrible millenial child. She is a mature thoughtful doting on her father person. Who is about to attend college and can't seem to abandon her lost father. She's obviously strong willed yet incredibly concerned about his life (shouldn't this be the opposite...nope!). She is so independent..she makes semi-pornographic films as a student filmmaker and passes it as art, as father, grandfather and aunt look on, uncertain if to continue to support the creative gene in the family.

Eventually, the dysfunctional piece-mealed family does unite, in the way only deeply strained inconsistent families do. And the common thread is a somewhat bitter art father Harold Meyerowitz (Dustin Hoffman) who can't face his failures in how he raised his children. Very much in the vein of a Robert Benton type film, it is bittersweet in its cantankerous unlikable male lead (think Paul Newman in "Nobody's Fool.") I love this film. Director Noah Baumbach has done something I didn't realize could still be done in this trash heap of spectacle movies...he touches human interaction at the core details. Bravo!


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