With my recent viewing of Grown-Ups 2, it sparked the same old conversation in which we try and fathom why Sandler keeps trying to ruin his career/life with these God awful comedies. He’s so great whenever he does drama (Punch Drunk Love, Reign Over Me) and even when he comes close to dramas with a little bit of feel-good comedy (Spanglish, 50 First Dates).
Well thankfully, it looks like Sandler is teaming up with batting 1.000 director Thomas McCarthy in The Cobbler.
Sandler plays a lonely, modern day cobbler in New York City who feels like his life is going nowhere until he discovers a family heirloom that literally gives him the ability to “walk in another man’s shoes” and see the world differently.
Now this plot synopsis (and the above still) comes dangerously close to sounding like the goofery that was Click. But being that this is Thomas McCarthy at the helm, I have pretty high expectations for good things here. And then of course there’s the rest of the cast: Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz, Method Man, and Dan Stevens.
No release information yet, but assuming photography is underway, perhaps we’ll see a premier at Sundance?