Uncut? Maybe. But A Gem? #uncutgems #filmreview

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…..

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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23 Responses to Uncut? Maybe. But A Gem? #uncutgems #filmreview

  1. Ritu says:

    So, we shouldn’t watch, then? Lil Man is a total Adam Sandler fan, and a Netflix addict… wonder if he’s watched it yet?

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  2. Mary Smith says:

    Did you at least get an ice cream?

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  3. Fair call – and that’s said without having heard of this particular movie. Did it put you off having an ice cream?

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  4. JT Twissel says:

    I think Sandler is best when he plays against strong female characters. As in Spanglish. Otherwise he’s just gross!

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  5. Suzanne says:

    We found the stop button and never returned to view the rest of the film. Not sure why we started watching it? I was feeling more positive than Les about the it pan out.

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  6. Suzanne says:

    “about how it would pan out”!!

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  7. Erika says:

    😂 The movie was worth reading your review, Geoff. I noticed that Sandler’s movies are in constant downfall lately…

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  8. But I thought everyone loved both of Adam Sandler’s facial expressions!

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  9. Widdershins says:

    I considered it a great … pile of steaming s**t … but there are some out there who are praising it to the skies – silly humans.

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