The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). 2017. USA. Directed by Noah Baumbach. DCP. 112 min.
Noah Baumbach shows off his knack for character study in this comedy about a modern New York family. Harold (Dustin Hoffman) is the egocentric patriarch concerned mostly with his underappreciated career as a sculptor. Living with his current wife Maureen (Emma Thompson), he gets a visit from his three adult children (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel). Interconnected vignettes portray a family of dissatisfied characters with complex neuroses and frustrations. The all-star cast lights up the screen, projecting humor, cruelty, and vulnerability. Special mention goes to Sandler for his affecting performance as a recently divorced father and would-be musician. Courtesy of Netflix.