I’m a few days late in sharing this but no matter! Here’s the trailer for Uncut Gems!
I’ve said this in the past but it bears repeating. If you only knew Adam Sandler from his dramatic performances (in films like The Meyerowitz Stories, Punch Drunk Love, Reign Over Me, Men Women & Children, The Cobbler, and Funny People), you would be totally justified in thinking that he was one of our most acclaimed performers. I mean, as strange as it may seem to say about the star of Jack and Jill and That’s My Boy, Adam Sandler is a surprisingly cable and versatile actor.
(In fact, I think one reason why we tend to get more annoyed with Sandler’s dumb films — as opposed to the dumb films of so many other comedic actors — is because we actually have evidence that Sandler’s capable of a lot more. I mean, if you’ve just seen Sandler in Punch Drunk Love, it makes total sense that then seeing Sandler in commercials for Grown Ups 2 is going to piss you off just a little.)
Anyway, Adam Sandler deserved an Oscar nomination for The Meyerowitz Stories. The early buzz is that he deserves one for Uncut Gems. Standing in his way, of course, is the fact that he’s Adam Sandler. But, we’ll see what happens. The trailer looks intense and the film, which has already gotten some early acclaim, is directed by the up-and-coming Safdie Brothers.
Uncut Gems will be released on December 13th.