Post-screening conversation with Noah Baumbach
The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
*The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)*. 2017. USA. Directed by Noah Baumbach. Courtesy of Netflix

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.

This film accompanies The Contenders 2017.