Starring Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, Elizabeth Marvel, Candice Bergen
(7-Very Good Film)
Humorous. Intelligent. Poignant.
Episodic dramedy following the lives of the Meyerowitz family led by Harold (Hoffman), a semi-successful sculptor. Danny (Sandler), Matthew (Stiller), and Jean (Marvel), middle-aged adults still cope with being loved too much or not enough by their domineering father. Writer/director Baumbach has been doing terrific work within this niche for a while now, and this movie represents another strong work dealing with the funny and awkward moments that make up his neurotic characters’ lives. Sandler proves once again that he is an excellent actor when he decides to be, and Hoffman gives one of his best performances in many years.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-