The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Noah Baumbach, 2017) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by TJ Wells, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. TJ Wells

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    Is this Adam Sandler's redemption? If anyone can do it, it's Baumbach. Also starring Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson and Candice Bergen.

     
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  2. Morrissey

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    Baumbach always fluctuates in quality, so it is hard to ever get a feel for what to expect. Last year he comes out with something great in Mistress America and then something very tone-deaf in While We're Young. It has been that way since The Squid and the Whale.
     
  3. TJ Wells

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    Margot at the Wedding is the only bad movie Noah Baumbach has ever made.
     
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  5. popdisaster00

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    I'll see this.
     
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  6. Serh

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    I guess I'm in
     
  7. brandon_260

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    While We Were Young was a major misstep, but Frances Ha and Mistress America are among the decade's best. Curious to see how this goes.
     
  8. Joel

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    I still enjoyed While We're Young quiet a bit but Mistrss and Frances Ha are very obviously better. Looking forward to this immensely.
     
  9. I Am Mick

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    Frances Ha is the only Baumbach movie I sort of like (haven't seen Mistress America yet) but kind of curious to see Sandler in this role
     
  10. Joel

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    People don't like Squid? That was a big deal for me in high school
     
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  11. Aregala

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    re-watched While We're Young last night and it definitely held up better than I remember. It's definitely on the nose, but I think the pure comedy brings it up for me, but I could understand people thinking it was a big misstep.

    Had no idea this was coming out though! Sandler + Baumbach + Emma Thompson has me very intrigued
     
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  12. brandon_260

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    Honestly, I don't think I ever want to watch While We're Young again. I did rewatch Mistress America the other night. It becomes way better when Baumbach ditches the Frances Ha-lite aspect and goes full screwball in the back half.
     
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  13. Aregala

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    That's totally fair, I just saw it was on Amazon Prime and had a curiosity. Totally agree on Mistress America though, it just gets so delightfully ridiculous in the back half. What would you say his peak thus far is? Frances Ha?
     
  14. brandon_260

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    Frances Ha, for sure. I remember The Squid and the Whale being very good, but it's been quite a few years since I've seen it.
     
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  15. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    I liked While We're Young a lot
     
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  16. Anthony_

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    Definitely will keep this on my radar. Sandler has demonstrated that he has legitimate acting talent while working with actually talented filmmakers in the past, specifically in Punch-Drunk Love, so him teaming with Baumbach could be great.
     
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  17. Nathan

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    Frances Ha and Squid and the Whale make a filmography worth keeping up with. I missed While We're Young though.
     
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  18. Anthony_

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    Not to mention his collabs with Wes Anderson.
     
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  19. Nathan

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    And no one ever mentions Madagascar 3!
     
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  20. Anthony_

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    And Kicking and Screaming, that classic Will Ferrell soccer comedy!
     
  21. Nathan

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    I actually legitimately did forget about his Kicking and Screaming, I remember liking it but can't remember much about it
     
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  22. OhTheWater

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    Frances Ha was just okay
     
  23. Joe

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    Love Frances Ha, not a fan of While We're Young, thought Mistress America was pretty good. Definitely curious about this.
     
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  25. Anthony_

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    Gotta change the title of this thread, too.
     
  26. Aregala

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