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First Look: Adam Sander in Tom McCarthy's The Cobbler

01.06.2014by:

Mindless comedy after mindless comedy, fans start to wonder when Adam Sandler would get back to films like PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE and SPANGLISH. What's a comedian to do? The guy puts out movies that are the equivalent of one big fart joke, he makes them with his closest friends, and continues to get paid. Why leave that?

The one promising project that Sandler has in the bag is THE COBBLER. Here's a synopsis:

"a lonely New York shoe repairman who starts to sense that he’s let life pass him by — going nowhere while fixing the shoes of more-assertive customers taking vacations and living adventures. Things change, though, when he discovers a family heirloom that magically lets him “walk in another man’s shoes” and see the world differently."

The first photo for the film shows Sandler with less of an open mouthed grin, and more of a cynical smirk. Director Tom McCarthy (WIN WIN, THE STATION AGENT) knew that Sandler was the perfect guy for the lead, “For a guy who’s known as a funny guy, Adam has a very soulful quality to him. One of the things that makes Adam right for [the role] is that he does handle the various levels of comedy very well. And he transitions really well from comedy to drama. He can make even the smallest, simplest moments funny.”

THE COBBLER starring Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Melonie Diaz, Ellen Barkin, and Dan Stevens just wrapped in New York. No word on a release date.

Source: EW

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6:00PM on 01/07/2014
well here's hoping it's more in the vain of Spanglish and Reign Over Me, than his last fart joke movies. It's sad because we all know he does have the talent to make better movies, but for some reason he picks the dumbest ideas for his movies.
well here's hoping it's more in the vain of Spanglish and Reign Over Me, than his last fart joke movies. It's sad because we all know he does have the talent to make better movies, but for some reason he picks the dumbest ideas for his movies.
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4:53PM on 01/07/2014

CLICK! I'm moving on

I think I'm done with Sandler. Which is too bad, 'cause I used to enjoy watching his shit. AND his movies! Zing.
I think I'm done with Sandler. Which is too bad, 'cause I used to enjoy watching his shit. AND his movies! Zing.
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1:02PM on 01/07/2014

the secret life of walter shitty

this is not a good idea. magic Birkenstocks are not going to turn this Sandler train wreck around any more than that magic tree did for Eddie Murphy.
this is not a good idea. magic Birkenstocks are not going to turn this Sandler train wreck around any more than that magic tree did for Eddie Murphy.
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1:26AM on 01/07/2014

Wait

I'll divide this up into four parts... The first part of the movie will be him getting down on his life and knowing there is something more, the second part of the movie will have something magical happen and him having fun (which is where most of the trailer will come from), the third part of the movie will have him realize whats he is really missing from the first part of the movie and the forth part will be the big reconcile. Yeah, I've seen this before.
I'll divide this up into four parts... The first part of the movie will be him getting down on his life and knowing there is something more, the second part of the movie will have something magical happen and him having fun (which is where most of the trailer will come from), the third part of the movie will have him realize whats he is really missing from the first part of the movie and the forth part will be the big reconcile. Yeah, I've seen this before.
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9:36PM on 01/06/2014
Who in the hell keeps giving people money to make Adam Sandler movies?
Who in the hell keeps giving people money to make Adam Sandler movies?
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9:26PM on 01/06/2014
Sounds like it could be a really good film. I like the premise, but the whole "magic part" is a little too fantasy for a story like this. I would rather see a more realistic approach with some heart.

I would love for this film to show the great part of Sandler that he perfectly portrayed in Punch Drunk Love and Reign Over Me.

Also, Win Win is a very underrated film.
Sounds like it could be a really good film. I like the premise, but the whole "magic part" is a little too fantasy for a story like this. I would rather see a more realistic approach with some heart.

I would love for this film to show the great part of Sandler that he perfectly portrayed in Punch Drunk Love and Reign Over Me.

Also, Win Win is a very underrated film.
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9:21PM on 01/06/2014
Thought this movie would be about Sandler turning into a talking pie.
Thought this movie would be about Sandler turning into a talking pie.
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7:40AM on 01/07/2014
A loud-mouthed, farting talking pie.
A loud-mouthed, farting talking pie.
9:17PM on 01/06/2014
back to Spanglish?
back to Spanglish?
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9:15PM on 01/06/2014

Walter Mitty.

It's a Walter Mitty variant. A year ago someone hears that Mitty is being remade and thinks it's gonna be big. So we need a movie with a similar theme.
It's a Walter Mitty variant. A year ago someone hears that Mitty is being remade and thinks it's gonna be big. So we need a movie with a similar theme.
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9:07PM on 01/06/2014

But does it need...

.. a Magical thingie that teaches him a lesson about life? Just tell a good human story with a bit of humour. Skip the dumb plot devices.
.. a Magical thingie that teaches him a lesson about life? Just tell a good human story with a bit of humour. Skip the dumb plot devices.
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8:07PM on 01/06/2014

You had me at Tom McCarthy

Win/Win was so great and is severely overlooked. This sounds like it could be a little cheesy based on the premise, but I have faith that McCarthy will deliver again.
Win/Win was so great and is severely overlooked. This sounds like it could be a little cheesy based on the premise, but I have faith that McCarthy will deliver again.
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7:37PM on 01/06/2014

Adam Sander......

He now related to Colonel Sander?.....sorry, just a stickler for Spell Check. [link]
He now related to Colonel Sander?.....sorry, just a stickler for Spell Check. [link]
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7:49PM on 01/06/2014
And Colonel Sander had an S on the end of his name (and I don't know that Sandler is covered by Spell Check).
And Colonel Sander had an S on the end of his name (and I don't know that Sandler is covered by Spell Check).
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7:31PM on 01/06/2014
Why is it that every fucking movie Adam sandler is in, he looks like he just rolled out of bed. Like if the roll doesn't call for a guy who wears sweat pants he's not interested.
Why is it that every fucking movie Adam sandler is in, he looks like he just rolled out of bed. Like if the roll doesn't call for a guy who wears sweat pants he's not interested.
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9:22PM on 01/06/2014
Yet his characters can still land super models...Harry met Chuck.
Yet his characters can still land super models...Harry met Chuck.
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