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Is this the movie that will finally win Adam Sandler an Oscar?

The divisive comedian also gets slapped in the face by Ben Stiller
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After The Meyerowitz Stories premiered and received a four-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival back in May, chatter about Adam Sandler’s sterling performance in the comedy drama immediately led to some early Oscar buzz. The first trailer for The Meyerowitz Stories proves that Adam Sandler really does look Oscar-worthy in the Noah Baumbach film.

There’s even something in The Meyerowitz Stories trailer for those of you that hate The Ridiculous 6 and The Do-Over comedian with a passion, as it features the actor being slapped in the face by Ben Stiller.

While the above clip only clocks in at one minute and three seconds long, it still does more than enough to suggest that The Meyerowitz Stories will be yet another charmingly quirky comedy that’s drenched in heart from the mind of Baumbach, the writer and director of The Squid And The Whale, Margot At The Wedding, Greenberg, Frances Ha, While We’re Young and Mistress America.

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The Meyerowitz Stories revolves around three estranged siblings, played by Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel and Adam Sandler, coming together in New York City to celebrate their father Harold (Dustin Hoffman)’s work as an artist. Chaos soon ensues, especially as Harrold has been married four times. If the above actors don’t quite do it for you, then the fact that the impeccable cast is rounded off by Candice Bergen, Rebecca Miller, Judd Hirsch, Adam Driver, Sigourney Weaver and the always glorious Emma Thompson should do the trick.

This isn’t the first time that Adam Sandler has been touted for Oscar glory. While most fans know him from his array of divisive comedies over the last 20 years, his performances in the likes of Punch-Drunk Love, Spanglish, Reign Over Me and Funny People have each received plenty of plaudits, and sparked some Oscar talk.

As of yet Adam Sandler hasn’t been nominated for an Academy Award. We’ll get a better idea of whether or not that’s going to change in the near future when The Meyerowitz Stories is released on Netflix on October 13. 

 
 
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