Adam Sandler in First Trailer for Safdie Brothers' 'Uncut Gems' Film
"Please - give me another shot." A24 has unveiled an official trailer for the film Uncut Gems, the latest from filmmaking brothers Benny & Josh Safdie (aka the Safdie Brothers of Heaven Knows What, Good Time previously). Set in the diamond district of New York, Adam Sandler plays Howard Ratner, a jewelry store owner and dealer to the rich and famous, who must find a way to pay his debts when his merchandise is taken from one of his top sellers and girlfriend. He "must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win." Also with Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Eric Bogosian, & Judd Hirsch. This just premiered to excellent reviews from the Telluride & Toronto Film Festivals earlier this month. Looks incredibly intense and and a wild as hell trip around New York - really looking forward to seeing this.
Here's the first full trailer (+ poster) for Benny & Josh Safdie's Uncut Gems, direct from A24's YouTube:
From acclaimed filmmakers Josh & Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. Uncut Gems is directed by American filmmaking brothers Josh & Benny Safdie, directors of the films Daddy Longlegs, Heaven Knows What, and Good Time previously. The screenplay is written by Josh & Benny Safdie, with Ronald Bronstein. This originally premiered at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals this fall. A24 will release the Safdie Brothers' Uncut Gems in select US theaters starting December 13th coming up soon. Follow @uncutgems for updates. Who wants to see this?
Am I weird seeing a thinner Al Pacino on the pictures??? Anyway, this might be the movie that Adam Sandler FINALLY sells to me...
Joe Kundlak on Sep 24, 2019
Sandler does some of his best acting when it's dramatic. I've been a fan since Punch-Drunk Love.
THE_RAW_ on Sep 24, 2019
His performance in that one blew me away. I had no idea he was capable of that, which is partly why it's been disappointing to see some (many) of the choices he's made since.
grimjob on Sep 25, 2019
The dude is worth over $300 million. As much as we lament his choices, he's not hurt in the slightest by making them AT ALL. What I would give to just grab a comedic script off the shelf, get some buddies of mine and go take a vacation and "work" filming a movie then release to the masses and get paid for it.
THE_RAW_ on Sep 26, 2019
He's always done exactly what he wanted. As shitty as a lot of his movies are, you can immediately see he and the cast were having a great time doing it. Can't blame him. But, The Ridiculous Six...
grimjob on Sep 26, 2019
Haha, I've not seen any of the "Grown Ups", "The Ridiculous Six" or whatever garbage comedies he's peddled the last decade. I avoid them on purpose because I'd probably be angry at what a waste of time they are.
THE_RAW_ on Sep 27, 2019
I've avoided most of them, I had to watch Ridiculous Six, because it's a "western". Although I will say, there is a fantastic scene with John Turturro inventing baseball. As I recall, that was funny as hell.
grimjob on Sep 27, 2019
LOL @ "western". You sir, are dedicated!
THE_RAW_ on Oct 1, 2019
To a fault. I had to see his take on the genre, knowing it would be shit.
grimjob on Oct 2, 2019
Not going to lie when I first saw the screen cap I thought it was another Sandler Zohan crap movie. Then I watched the trailer and I'm highly impressed, this looks good! (Plus it's A24 approved)
Oblique on Sep 24, 2019
There's not many folks I dislike more than Sandler. By everything I've read, he seems to be a cool guy, but I really felt like by releasing so many crap movies, he had a disdain for his audience. I have to give him props, though. He was good in "Spanglish" and this looks good, too. Why can't he be more consistent?
kitano0 on Sep 24, 2019
Bravo for mentioning the film Spanglish. I really liked that film and Sandler was good in it. It was a very well done, heart-felt movie and all involved did a good job. As far as the rest of Sandler's movies I don't even bother. Cheers.
thespiritbo on Sep 24, 2019
@npr-be1b4d5930a3ad3b5ada2a8236376237:disqus have you seen Punch-Drunk Love? A brilliant dark comedy under the guise of a romantic comedy and it's fantastic. One of Paul Thomas Anderson's best.
THE_RAW_ on Sep 27, 2019
Yes, I've seen it and not too sure I think it's brilliant. I'm not a fan of Paul Thomas Anderson's work for reasons I'd have to contemplate vigorously (..lol..) in order to elaborate on intelligently...his films just don't work for me or resonate or whatever. However, you might be correct that Punch Drunk Love is his best work. Cheers!
thespiritbo on Sep 28, 2019
He suffered from the Bruce Willis syndrome. Acting became a heavy burden to lift...
tarek on Sep 25, 2019
Things like this test your sanity when you consider a film with A. Sandler to be a good one ...
shiboleth on Sep 24, 2019
Heard great things about this, but why Adam Sandler? Looks good though. Edit: Oh and I love the music and the 35mm look.
Efterklang on Sep 24, 2019
P O T E N T I A L . This has it!!!!!!!!!
DAVIDPD on Sep 24, 2019
An Adam Sandler movie I'm looking forward to seeing. It's been a while.
CShane on Sep 24, 2019
This will be a fun watch. Sandler pulls off the crooked New Yorker well. Should do a mobster film next!
Electronic Eric on Sep 30, 2019
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