The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)
April 1, 2018 8:13 AM - Subscribe

An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.
posted by ellieBOA (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I enjoyed this. I like Noah Baumbach, despite that his movies are all "rich white people with problems!" This went to some places I didn't expect it to. It had a solid emotional core. I am no fan of Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller had sunk so much into playing himself lately, but there were some moments where they just stopped being the "stars" and just became their characters.

I may feel differently about this movie if I watch it again (and I wouldn't mind watching it again) but it worked for me.
posted by darksong at 3:19 PM on April 2, 2018 [2 favorites]

I saw marriage story yesterday, and tonight this. I’m going to watch now all his other films too.
posted by growabrain at 6:12 PM on December 11, 2019

I love that most (?) Baumbach are on Netflix right now. Someone at the mothership likes me.

Squid and the Whale is the one I've watched multiple times. "Across the park? Is that even Brooklyn?" Very Kafkaesque.
posted by rhizome at 12:11 AM on December 13, 2019

I liked this movie, which surprised me, because generally I dislike Baumbach's movies.

It is often funny, and it does a good job showing the tiny cuts and jabs of families of divorce, and having a narcissist for a parent. Hoffman running away from the restaurant was really funny. Sandler's a better actor than Stiller. And sorry Candance Bergen but your apology to the two children you mistreated doesn't mean anything when you make it to not-them.

Jean is hilarious, I love Jean, but she doesn't get a chapter, and the small amount of personal story she relates immediately becomes the brothers' revenge story on Paul's car.

I was also creeped out a bit by the shallow sexualization of Danny's daughter Eliza. Always made up, always wearing a short skirt, gratuitous T&A, well-adjusted and perfect child. Bleh...
posted by fleacircus at 6:29 AM on February 2, 2020

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