What’s the similarity between Adam Sandler and a large gemstone? They both cost a lot to get but leave you wondering why.
Uncut Gems is a simple idea. Dealer in gems, Howard (Sandler) acquires a stunning opal from an Ethiopian mine, imaging it will sort out his many problems financial and personal. It does not. As he tries to sort out his mucky and messy affairs, his instinct to double down in case of looming disaster just digs his hole deeper. And deeper.
The pace builds. Exponentially. It goes beyond furious. You want to call a time out. No, actually you want to blow Sandler’s gonads off in the hope he’ll just stop for a moment but this guys would probably look at the gap between his thighs and give you odds that he can grow another pair and then double it.
The man is gross. The epitome of selfish and obscene. You can’t root for him when you want to root him out. Yep his actions are stupidly compelling. It’s so bad you don’t even squint between your fingers, but simple sit and stare. Can you be both catatonic and over stimulated? It felt that way.
The Safdie brothers who Co-wrote and directed it have done some job to hold the plot together. They race you hither and yon. I’d like to recommend it….
But trouble is, Adam Sandler’s in it. Every bloody scene.
BTW it’s now on Netflix in the U.K. if you have access to that particular platform. If you haven’t please don’t subscribe to see this. Get your corns done instead. Or Read D Trump’s collected tweets backwards in their original incoherence.
I thought I’d list A Sandler’s greatest movies. Just to fill up the page. Ah well, I tried…..