Netflix have released the brand new trailer for Cannes favourite, The Meyerowitz Stories, starring Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller as sibling rivals in competition for their father’s attention. You can check it out below.
Notices were strong when this debuted on the festival circuits back in May, and it’s a world away from Adam Sandler’s other contributions to the streaming giants. Although say what you will about The Ridiculous 6, it remains one of Netflix’s most watched films of all time. The Meyerowitz Stories carries a different kind of intrigue for viewers, because it sees the inverted commas labelled funnyman take on serious material for the first time since 9/11 misstep, Reign Over Me. The reason for wanting to see Sandler play it straight is because of the impression he made all those years ago in Punch Drunk Love.
It also helps that Dustin Hoffman appears to be having a lot of fun as their eccentric father, Emma Thompson being in anything is an immediate tick in the ‘must-see’ box, and it’s riddled with typical Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha, Mistress America) idiosyncratic observations on everyday life.
From writer/director Noah Baumbach, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is the emotional and comic intergenerational tale of adult siblings (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Elizabeth Marvel) contending with the long shadow their strong-willed father (Dustin Hoffman) has cast over their lives. With an original screenplay by Baumbach, the film also stars Emma Thompson, Grace Van Patten, Adam Driver, Candice Bergen, Judd Hirsch, and Rebecca Miller. The film was produced by Scott Rudin, Baumbach, Lila Yacoub, and Eli Bush.
We’ll have a review for you when The Meyerowitz Stories has its UK premiere as the Laugh Gala at the BFI London Film Festival early next month, before it hits Netflix on October 13th