A story that follows as a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.
Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.
When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
Marilyn Faith Hickey
Ben Stiller and Adam Driver previously starred together in the film While We're Young. See more »
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 »
Brian and James, who you've met...
Very charming interracial, homosexual couple, and smart about the work. They were familiar with Gilded Halfwing.
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Stiller and Sandler are OK, the rest needs rethinking
What everybody wanted to know before The Meyerowitz Stories came out, if combining Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller can work in the end. Luckily, it does - even in a non-comedy production. They are both highly skilled and professional actors and give their best to make the movie better, so no surprises about that, I would like to see them working together in the future. Sadly, it's the scripting and story that lacks detail here and that's why poor old Dustin Hoffman's role failed. So unfortunately it's one of those movies, where the director and writer being the same person caused a huge uncertainty. That doesn't means Mr. Baumbach would be particularly bad at either one, but here the two jobs should really have been separated. A wise choice would have been to send back such a script for rewriting - but you naturally won't do that if it's your own work. I didn't really get the editing either - it's clear that they wanted to provide some chaotic artistic view by separating the movie into chapters - yet always cutting the ending scenes of each episode. But that doesn't make the movie any better and you don't get more involved in Harold Meyerowitz's insanity. It's really just there to divert your attention from the main story-line which is below average. Anyways - I still think it's still a must watch for those who are fans of the family drama genre (there aren't many movies released for them), but otherwise you might want to turn off the play after about 30 minutes. I advise you to don't do that - there are some good bits in the second half, but it's understandable if someone still won't like the Meyerowitz Stories in the end.
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