Josh and Benny Safdie's UNCUT GEMS starring Adam Sandler as a jewelry dealer with a gambling habit

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an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 21:20 (five months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTfJp2Ts9X8

this looks great. glowing reports from ppl I trust, too.

Simon H., Tuesday, 24 September 2019 14:41 (four months ago) link

mike francesca?!

Mommy...can I go out and VAPE tonight? (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 24 September 2019 14:44 (four months ago) link

finally got around to seeing good time last week and it blew me away so i'm very much looking forward to this

Is it true the star Beetle Juice is going to explode in 2012 (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 24 September 2019 14:46 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

best flick abt gambling addiction ive ever seen & wildly entertaining taboot

johnny crunch, Thursday, 21 November 2019 03:59 (three months ago) link

can't wait to see this

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 November 2019 04:11 (three months ago) link

I went to the movies on Monday and they played this trailer twice!

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 21 November 2019 04:28 (three months ago) link

Lol at the article in the first post marveling that Sandler is good playing someone annoying.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Thursday, 21 November 2019 15:49 (three months ago) link

i hope the weeknd/lopatin tracks surface at some pt

johnny crunch, Thursday, 21 November 2019 16:46 (three months ago) link

Found out yesterday that this movie still doesn't have a Canadian distributor, what the fuck

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 21 November 2019 16:51 (three months ago) link

i'm super-psyched for this even though i wasn't quite as high on Good Time as a lot of other folks, i sort of agree w/what Alfred said about it.

omar little, Thursday, 21 November 2019 17:12 (three months ago) link

the energy and style is def the same as good time; i prob prefer good time slightly

johnny crunch, Thursday, 21 November 2019 17:59 (three months ago) link

Well.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 December 2019 01:15 (two months ago) link

That can be read many different ways.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 2 December 2019 01:29 (two months ago) link

I drank a glass of wine and a mug of coffee while watching, a gastronomic choice reflecting...the film's rhythm.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 December 2019 01:39 (two months ago) link

This and Climax are the movies of the year and I'm clearly dancing willfully on the edge of oblivion.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Saturday, 7 December 2019 04:43 (two months ago) link

looking forward to seeing it

Dan S, Saturday, 7 December 2019 05:33 (two months ago) link

Doing an advance screening/live Q&A with the Safdies this Thursday at my local Alamo (still tickets left if anyone's interested, but not that many).

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 December 2019 18:36 (two months ago) link

Well!

Simon H., Monday, 16 December 2019 13:23 (two months ago) link

Watched this on screener at home and enjoyed it, but picked up a ticket for a Christmas evening screening 'cause I need to see this thing with an audience.

Simon H., Monday, 16 December 2019 13:40 (two months ago) link

still mad I skipped seeing good time on a big screen, not gonna make the same mistake with this one

warn me about a lurking rake (One Eye Open), Monday, 16 December 2019 14:15 (two months ago) link

burying the lead that Kevin Garnett is in it apparently!
went to must watch status

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 16 December 2019 19:29 (two months ago) link

he's in it *a lot*

Simon H., Monday, 16 December 2019 19:30 (two months ago) link

(role was apparently originally attached to Kobe, Embiid and Amar'e)
https://www.si.com/nba/2019/12/12/kevin-garnett-uncut-gems-adam-sandler

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 16 December 2019 20:18 (two months ago) link

absolutely UNREAL levels of Tri-State Guy emanating from this interview. incredible. https://t.co/KG5p0RFovc

— Max Read (@max_read) December 16, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 16 December 2019 23:24 (two months ago) link

he looks like the dumpster woman from mulholland drive

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 16 December 2019 23:25 (two months ago) link

otm

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 December 2019 23:48 (two months ago) link

This is like a sports movie if the sport was gambling

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:40 (two months ago) link

Listening to the soundtrack. It's great but how on earth is this going to work in context?

Frederik B, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 19:16 (two months ago) link

It doesn't -- unless you imagine the soundtrack as the aural equivalent of Sander's fried neurons.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 19:17 (two months ago) link

Hm. Well that works in Punch-Drunk Love.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 19:19 (two months ago) link

(role was apparently originally attached to Kobe, Embiid and Amar'e)
loved this tidbit from the new yorker piece:

Stoudemire was not cast, partly because he declined to shave his dreadlocks, which he did not have in his playing years.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/12/16/the-safdie-brothers-full-immersion-filmmaking

mizzell, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 19:20 (two months ago) link

dvdscr of this has leaked.

calzino, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 19:20 (two months ago) link

The use of the music is very striking, it doubles down / gets almost comically louder in scenes where you'd expect it to ease off

Simon H., Tuesday, 17 December 2019 19:21 (two months ago) link

kg was great, i wouldve loved to see how kobe wouldve been ~ script wouldve had to change quite a bit

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 19:42 (two months ago) link

I thought this was much better than their last one, and just as much in thrall to the gritty neo-noir aesthetic of Chinese Bookie/Eddie Coyle - which is a good not bad thing imo.

calzino, Thursday, 19 December 2019 08:01 (two months ago) link

this is the only time I will link to an SNL clip, vintage or otherwise

https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/wfpas-monsters-of-monologue-94/2872689

Simon H., Sunday, 22 December 2019 01:55 (one month ago) link

saw this at 11pm in an empty theater on xmas night, great way to blow off holiday stress.

Didnt like this as much as Good Time just bc GT felt like a bolt from the blue, but thought it was great. Only thing I didnt like was the music, which I thought was extremely bad & ridiculous in all the wrong ways, and actually ruined what should have been a couple of the strongest scenes imo. KGs performance was legit good & much better than I was expecting.

warn me about a lurking rake (One Eye Open), Thursday, 26 December 2019 16:13 (one month ago) link

Saw this in a basically sold-out Christmas evening screening. A couple walkouts and at least one "this is so stressful!"

Simon H., Thursday, 26 December 2019 16:38 (one month ago) link

It has that in common with Little Women.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 December 2019 16:42 (one month ago) link

lol, my little women viewing was punctuated by irregular bouts of sniffles/weeping around the theater. people take their fantasies seriously!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 26 December 2019 16:46 (one month ago) link

Saw this same day as Star Wars ; both excruciating but this had more cathartic ending and more deft use of CG. Music felt like 70s after-school special scolding, which I guess this was?

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 26 December 2019 16:50 (one month ago) link

Kevin Garnett’s force awakening was really done much better in this movie.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 26 December 2019 16:52 (one month ago) link

decision to make Rey the granddaughter of Amar'e Stoudemire a major misstep imho

warn me about a lurking rake (One Eye Open), Thursday, 26 December 2019 17:05 (one month ago) link

Julia Fox gonna be everywhere before long.

Simon H., Thursday, 26 December 2019 17:31 (one month ago) link

this was fantastic, upped the walking-a-tightwire-over-the-void tension of good time even further

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 26 December 2019 17:51 (one month ago) link

the stressful cacophony of overstimulation, the weird grace of a dirtbag juggling scams. see also killing of a chinese bookie, california split

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 26 December 2019 17:53 (one month ago) link

This is like Requiem for a Dream, but with gambling (and but good).

... (Eazy), Friday, 27 December 2019 22:07 (one month ago) link

Also, love that Eric Bogosian has this role and the completely different Bernie Sanders-type role in Succession in the same year. Thought we had lost him to Law & Order.

... (Eazy), Friday, 27 December 2019 22:08 (one month ago) link

When he's hiding in the closet I just assumed her outfit was for someone else and that's why the scene was unfolding as it was - the fact it was all genuinely for him was shocking and sweet and surprising

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 22:55 (two weeks ago) link

if she was listing where she was going, why did he get so angry and distracted at dinner? he starts getting worked up and frantically texting her asking if she was fucking with him, then gets mega insistent on checking to see if she's gone on the way home. Which, yes, he did tell her to be out and send a picture confirming it, so he would have showed up to check on that regardless, and it's true dude doesn't give much of a shit about other people, but I felt like he was probably more likely to wait until he got them home so his kids wouldn't find out if he hadn't been spooked by her text.

I interpreted to be her posing a prank and listing his apartment for far less than it was worth on Craigslist so that people would keep coming by and fucking with him asking about the place. Apparently other people thought this too, but maybe we're wrong! (http://themoviespoiler.com/movies/uncut-gems/)

He just seemed mega convinced that she was up to no good and seems surprised when he hears loud music but finds nobody inside.

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 23:14 (two weeks ago) link

I guess the thugs must've been working on contingency, only getting paid when howard does

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 23:15 (two weeks ago) link

xp my revised read on the whole sequence was he's mad because it seems like she's actually leaving, which of course he didn't actually want her to do?

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 23:16 (two weeks ago) link

the 'script' i found online just says it's just a one bedroom, not that it's his, so *shrug*.

xpost possibly

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 23:20 (two weeks ago) link

i think she's saying "here's where I'm going when you decide you want to see me; I'll be okay" and he reads it as "buy me this place instead" or just otherwise misconstrues it in asshole fashion

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 23:23 (two weeks ago) link

Lol the dialogue was coming fast so obviously I missed an important word of two but I thought “Timberlake” meant tickets to see Justin.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 03:05 (two weeks ago) link

154-minute cut hitting theaters shortly

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 14:43 (two weeks ago) link

Does this film need a longer cut? Any indication about what is added?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 14:45 (two weeks ago) link

an extra 30 mins of colonoscopy footage, apparently

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 14:47 (two weeks ago) link

Does this film need a longer cut? Any indication about what is added?

yes; not yet

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 14:49 (two weeks ago) link

We're going to see flashbacks of a young Howard in elementary school and the plot twist is that he's actually his character in Billy Madison

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 15:01 (two weeks ago) link

Does this film need a longer cut? Any indication about what is added?

― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 14:45 (forty-three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

caught as far as him letting himself in to his gfs apartment after winning big on the game last night before switching off totally disinterested

if it needs a longer cut they could do with putting something compelling in up to this point i spose

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 15:30 (two weeks ago) link

i think the first julia/howard scene is also key to their dynamic--she's sleeping late and he's annoyed but she convinces him to get in bed and *cuddle*--there's a little sense of sweetness and vulnerability in how he is around her vs. the rest of the time when he has to be always on and operating.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 15:47 (two weeks ago) link

yes

k3vin k., Wednesday, 5 February 2020 17:52 (two weeks ago) link

Absolutely.

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 18:09 (two weeks ago) link

idg the "Julia's feelings for Howie are ambiguous" idea mentioned a couple time itt. They're totally unambiguous!

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 18:10 (two weeks ago) link

I've said it a couple times and I stand by it. I think it was purposefully framed this way. That's why those scenes where she shows a sweet or playful side are so surprising. Perhaps a second screening would change my mind.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 18:25 (two weeks ago) link

i don't need a longer cut.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 18:30 (two weeks ago) link

First circumcision was just fine

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 18:35 (two weeks ago) link

I heard they have an extra 25 mins of colonoscopy that better sets things up

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 18:41 (two weeks ago) link

the twofer!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 19:07 (two weeks ago) link

uncut gems, uncut

uncrut gems (crüt), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 19:16 (two weeks ago) link

oh jeez sorry bg xxxxxp

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

Any indication about what is added?

It's a Q&A / prank show comedy short that will play after the film, if the trailer featuring the Safdies, Sandler, Megan Amram and Jason Bateman at Mel's Diner is any indication. (Though I've only seen announcements of a Q&A, not an extended cut, so maybe that's something different.)

MOAR PETE (sic), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 19:57 (two weeks ago) link

lol no worries xp

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 19:58 (two weeks ago) link

I love that Wayne diamond was very horny for Julia fox in uncut gems but also is very horny for Julia Fox in real life pic.twitter.com/AkJZtMf6uH

— 🥺😈 (@olivia_vault) February 5, 2020



relatable

caucus fricked iowa account (mh), Thursday, 6 February 2020 04:39 (two weeks ago) link

lol senegal?

nxd, Thursday, 6 February 2020 13:11 (two weeks ago) link

wayne diamond is working on a different level in many respects

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 6 February 2020 13:16 (two weeks ago) link

The opening to this instantly made me think of the opening of The Exorcist and it's tempting to read what follows as a straight-up tale of a curse coming to haunt the greedy owner of an immorally expropriated artifact

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 6 February 2020 13:19 (two weeks ago) link

I totally thought of The Exorcist, too! Certainly Howard is ... possessed.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 6 February 2020 13:32 (two weeks ago) link

funnily enough watching the start of this again yesterday i thought that the font which establishes the location was very similar if not identical to the font on the poster for the exorcist

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 6 February 2020 13:40 (two weeks ago) link

you're right - they are v similar! though the exorcist caption provides less information to help orient us about which teams are in the playoffs

https://i.imgur.com/4wMsaWl.png

https://i.imgur.com/lMkz5Ho.png

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 6 February 2020 13:57 (two weeks ago) link

that lack of playoff specificity is one of the exorcist's great failings, i've always said it

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 6 February 2020 14:23 (two weeks ago) link

I thought the titles were more reminiscent of Raiders of the Lost Ark, though can see Exorcist connection too.

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 6 February 2020 15:53 (two weeks ago) link

im in a safdie meme facebook group and one of arno’s goons joined it and he keeps flexing on it and posting gems memes and it owns lmao pic.twitter.com/yJObPJWM2r

— robert franco (@responsiblerob) February 6, 2020

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Friday, 7 February 2020 10:39 (two weeks ago) link

that guy has such an incredible face, even in a movie full of faces that make you go ‘holy shit check out THIS guy’

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 February 2020 11:34 (two weeks ago) link

posted that mostly for "homeless rabbis" line

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 9 February 2020 19:41 (one week ago) link

Man this was relentless.
It really reminded me of that novel by Kazuo Ishiguro that's written so specifically like a dream, with the main dude kind of sleepwalking from one important task to another but never quite completing each one and seemingly getting tangled in all the duties, risks, seemingly forgetting the point of each one or leaving some valuable thing somewhere vulnerable, although this film takes it to fever pitch level and Sandler kind of has it in hand for enough of it you're not quite sure if he'll pull it all off or end up chucked out of a window.

kinder, Sunday, 9 February 2020 23:25 (one week ago) link

"homeless rabbis" line was great.

Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Friday, 14 February 2020 02:19 (one week ago) link

The Uncut Gems title font is Albertus, which I think of as the Ginsberg's Howl / National Review font.

jaymc, Friday, 14 February 2020 04:35 (one week ago) link

Jewish excellence!!!! https://t.co/fk6OehAaZm

— Naomi Fry (@frynaomifry) February 18, 2020

would watch

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 23:38 (three days ago) link

:D

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 23:43 (three days ago) link

Will watch.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 23:50 (three days ago) link

Lol @ “Flipanthrophy”, perfect

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 02:25 (two days ago) link

Yes

Anyone seen Go Get some rosemary?

calstars, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 02:33 (two days ago) link

oh fuck that's great news

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 05:10 (two days ago) link


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