In Reply to: RE: 'Uncut Gems': A Christmas release, really? posted by Steve O on January 4, 2020 at 19:39:19:
I just wanted to see if I was being too harsh on Sandler and film. I have softened from sleazy drama to sleazy dramedy. Yes, there was a lot of humor and I remember Sandler's fondness for "sending up Jews". I now see this as more of a "send-up" than a serious drama. It's all the over-the-top behavior and dialog that is so concentrated it hurts. The film presents a problem in that it can be seen as a dramatic comedy or a serious indictment of Jews. It depends on your level of cultural involvement.
Another aspect of the film is sports-betting. I know sports bettors appreciate movies of this nature which actually build betting tension and can project vicariously. Plus, the rather good debut of Kevin Garnett playing himself as an active player, hence the timeframe of the film.
The ending is dramatic and leaves a lot of question marks. As you said, the target market for this film to be fully appreciated is very small, indeed.
PS. His apartment stereo was blaring loudly when he reached down and snapped it off. It was McIntosh for about two seconds screen time.
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Topic - 'Uncut Gems': A Christmas release, really? - Billy Wonka 10:19:54 12/26/19 (3)Follow Ups
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