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The Cobbler-A Movie Review
The Cobbler was released in Canada in September 2014 and in the United States in March 2015. This international success film stars funny man Adam Sandler in a PG-13 rated drama/comedy that is a little different for his regular works. All though the storyline could make for an extremely funny role for him, he tends to play a much more serious character.
This movie is written by Timothy McCarthy and Paul Sado. Tim McCarthy directs this film as well writing it. Besides Sandler other cast include, Melanie Diaz, Steve Buscemi, Sondra James, Evan Neumann, Dan Stevens, and Dustin Hoffman as well as many others.
The Cobbler is a far-fetched story of fantasy. Sandler’s character Max Simkin, cobbler is busy repairing shoes when one day his stitching machine breaks. He is forced to go to the basement and use the huge dinosaur contraption there that must have been ancient. The size of it prevented it from being moved upstairs so Max had no choice but to do his work in the basement. Max looks at the size inside the tongue of the shoe he just finished repairing. It is a size 10 ½. The same size he wears. He tries the shoes on out of curiosity and catches a glimpse of the shoe owner’s reflection in a nearby mirror which scares him. He can’t believe his eyes. He begins stitching other shoes and discovers he takes on the identity of the shoe owner simply by putting the shoes on.
Max finds himself into all kinds of adventures as well as trouble. He even ends up helping put some bad guys away. This could be dangerous if they ever found out who he was. Max even takes the form of his own long lost father (Dustin Hoffman). His father had owned the shop before him, but had left him and his mother years ago.
Max keeps his ability to transform a secret from everyone, but finally tells his barber friend neighbor the whole story. The ending to this story will surprise you.
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As we are not use to watching Adam Sandler play such a serious role, this may damper our decisions on how much we like this film. Sure, he had his funny parts in this movie, but the drama/action parts took on more of a super hero appearance and for me it out weighed the funny stuff that Sandler is famous for and my reason for watching this film to begin with. All and all it is worth watching as I don’t tend to keep watching a film that’s not entertaining.
If you are looking for a movie a bit out of the ordinary, The Cobbler could be just what you are looking for.