Chrissy, I’ll be on the lookout for this on my next free HBO weekend. Adam Sandler can occasionally bring the goods to a role … he started out stupid in everything, but has really upped his game.
I was scanning some reviews at various sites and this is a love-it-or-hate-it film, as polarizing as I’ve ever seen, which of course further whets my interest. I watch a movie a day, and I’ve got a theory that many, perhaps most, movies fall into the conservative or liberal camp, even when politics is nowhere involved. For example, The Skeleton Twins and Silver Linings Playbook are lib movies. We’re the Millers is a conservative flick, even though the F-word is flung every 8 seconds.
Someday I’ll expand on my lib-cons film theory but not today. Suffice it to say, it has to do with hope vs. despair, antagonism vs. cooperation, etc.
I think you’ll put The Cobbler into the Con class. 🙂
I’d be curious to see the love-hate groups broken down by age. I could easily the teens, 20s and even 30s just not getting it. But the 40s and up, definitely.
Dearest and I went to see Multiplicity in the theater when it first released. A lot of the college crowd was panning it as we were all leaving. We LOVED IT, but i doubt you could find a more ideal audience for that movie than us. We had 3 young kids and hubby, the architect-builder, had so many unfinished DIY projects in our house that I had lost count of them all, and it definitely caused muy friction in our marriage.
Sometimes when a famous actor/actress does a movie that’s out of character for them, it discombobulates audiences. If Adam Sandler fans saw this movie thinking it would be a typical AS movie, I’m guessing they’d be disappointed and would probably hate it. And people who dislike AS movies might never watch this one, even though some of them might really like it if they did watch it. Something like that happened with the movie “Stranger Than Fiction,” a Will Ferrell movie that is nothing like most Will Ferrell movies. It’s a wonderful movie, one of my favorites, but it flopped — I think because people who might have liked it avoided it because they don’t like Will Ferrell movies, and WF fans hated it because it wasn’t the kind of movie he usually makes.
Sometimes films like these become big hits on DVD, because word of mouth. I gave AS a go, because I love his romantic comedies with Drew Barrymore. They’ve done 3 and they’re all wonderful. This is not a comedy, but it does the depth and sweetness that (IMHO) his potty humor comedies lack.
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I loved “The Wedding Singer,” but I’ve avoided most AS movies because I have a low tolerance for potty humor.
The other two he made with Drew Barrymore are as good as Wedding Singer.
Thanks, I’ll look them up.
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