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Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« on: September 24, 2019, 06:44:12 AM »


I can't wait for this. "Good Time" is a fucking masterpiece, and their prior film "Heaven Knows What" is also great.* Plus, it has what looks like Adam Sandlers best performance. And here's the poster for good measure



*It took me a second viewing to really appreciate it.

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Re: Uncut Gems
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 06:51:59 AM »
Saw this earlier today. Looks incredible. Sandler is actually getting Oscar buzz for it.

Mike Francesa of all people has a cameo in it. And he made the trailer!

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Re: Uncut Gems
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 06:57:06 AM »
Serious Adam Sandler + Kevin Garnett playing himself in a supporting role= King Kamala seeing this on opening weekend.

PLUS MIKE FRANCESCA?! Hoolah boolah boolah!

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 11:25:17 AM »
I guess we were due for our “Adam tries once a decade” movie.

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 11:31:23 AM »
He was good in The Meyerowitz Stories too. Don't know why he's trying more often now.


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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2019, 04:12:02 PM »
In the 00's I thought despite it being a over long mess, he was pretty good in Funny People so he tries two times per decade it seems like.

This does look like it will be his best performance and it has shot up my most anticipated of the year list.

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2019, 02:47:27 AM »
Kevin Garnett is getting good reviews for his performance in the film.

Will the 2004 NBA MVP get a Best Supporting Actor Nod? ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

I will not be happy if Kobe is the only '00s NBA Icon with an Oscar!

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2019, 06:37:52 AM »
I never want to yuck anyone's yum but man oh man does this article tempt me.

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2019, 07:48:42 AM »
I liked this a lot but there are some points it feels like the worst of Adam Sandler keeps seeping into a pretty solid drama. I don't know if this needed more takes or just some better editing but it took what was feeling like a strong 9/10 and because of 3 scenes it got bumped down to a solid 7.5/10. So it's still a really good movie and I'm probably one of the only people who feels this way going by reviews.

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2019, 01:16:13 AM »
For people who have seen the movie. Would Sandler be getting this praise for the movie if he wasn’t making trash most of his career? (Even the movies I like aren’t very good) or if any actor with a regular career gave the same performance would it be getting the same acclaim?

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2019, 01:23:23 AM »
I think reviews confirm that many intellectuals (including the Safdi Brothers) secretly love Adam Sandler. which is extremely validating TO ME!

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2019, 06:56:52 AM »
For people who have seen the movie. Would Sandler be getting this praise for the movie if he wasn’t making trash most of his career? (Even the movies I like aren’t very good) or if any actor with a regular career gave the same performance would it be getting the same acclaim?

A few times it feels like he's doing a bit of a John Turturro thing and I can't help looking back now thinking how better this would've been with John Turturro in the role... but I doubt it would've got the same attention to it.

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2019, 04:38:58 PM »
This was pretty good but like KOAB stated, there were a few moments that showcased the worst of present-day Sandler. Other than that, great performances all around with an intriguing story. It's nice to get deeper insight on an industry I basically see everyday.

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2019, 06:18:58 PM »
I can't write a full review until tomorrow night, but I do think this is a great film. This is also a film that suffers from comparison syndrome as almost everyone who saw Good Time will immediately think to compare it to this movie in the first twenty minutes of the film. It isn't as fast paced because it isn't possible for it to be, and it isn't as good as Good Time either, but the plot is great. This is a great concept and an excellent script. Sandler is good, but I wouldn't give him more credit than that, outside of one scene where he really drives home his role.


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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2019, 10:35:53 AM »
Don't know if this was mentioned but the Safdis wanted to make this movie ten years ago (before Good Time) but Sandler turned them down. I think that was when he made Funny People

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2020, 10:19:18 AM »
I saw it today. I thought it was a great and unrelenting film but Sandler was a slight distraction (but still very good).

Also wth was up with the brief John Amos cameo? Was it the settlement of some unknown Good Times/Good Time related litigation?

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2020, 10:20:46 AM »
I saw it today. I thought it was a great and unrelenting film but Sandler was a slight distraction (but still very good).

Also wth was up with the brief John Amos cameo? Was it the settlement of some unknown Good Times/Good Time related litigation?

They wanted to show how much wealth Howard actually had while doing all this stupid shit. So they had him live next to John Amos, and you have the Good Time tie-in, and it's perfect.


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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2020, 10:22:59 AM »
I get that but why John Amos as his neighbor!? I thought it was a random choice but still great.

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2020, 07:20:47 AM »
Damn. Everyone is angling to play the KG role in the sequel.

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2020, 12:37:47 AM »
Really enjoyed this like most of ya'll. I post on a movie group on FB often (for AMC A-List folks) and my god, there are SOO MANY who complained how this movie sucked so bad because of "terribly vulgar scenes" and "characters that were not fun to watch" and I thought to myself, does these people want a cookie cutter formulaic happy go lucky film every time?

I will admit that this brought out a certain level of anxiety in me though because of the general tone and flow of this, but that was the fucking point. It was supposed to show Sandler's character manically jumping from one hustle to the next to support his out of control addiction. The tone was meant to be out of control and schizophrenic as fuck.

I get this one isn't for everyone though, but it was a really amazing film in my eyes.

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2020, 06:56:36 AM »
Apparently Sandler gave a speech at the New York Film Critics awards last night that absolutely brought down the house.

We are living in a world where Adam Sandler is being an indie critical darling. Ha!!

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2020, 07:02:05 AM »
https://www.businessinsider.com/adam-sandler-threatened-to-make-bad-movie-if-he-doesnt-win-oscar-uncut-gems-2019-12

oh no

he just signed a deal with netflix for four more films so it's gonna happen


I can't believe a guy can be that big, and jump around like he does what a great athlete!

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2020, 07:19:26 AM »
He should do the baby man fake movie they showed clips of in Funny People.

That and a crossover of Little Nicky and Jack And Jill should be on the docket.

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Re: Uncut Gems-From the Safdi Brothers
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2020, 10:41:52 AM »
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