The Cobbler (2014)
Runtime: 99 min
Genre : Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Movie Release : 13 March 2015 (USA)
Director: Thomas McCarthy
Writers: Thomas McCarthy, Paul Sado
Stars: Dan Stevens, Ellen Barkin, Adam Sandler
Language: English | Yiddish
Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Sometimes walking in another man’s shoes is the only way one can discover who they really are.
I am glad I ignored the bad reviews from users and critics and watched this movie. I didn’t have any expectations when I rented it, but was merely in the mood for a comedy that would take my mind off of a hectic day. Luckily, The Cobbler fit the bill. It was funny, charming, clever and overall very entertaining. The premise of the movie was unique and intriguing, and I enjoyed the plot twists and fantasy moments alike. Adam Sandler was in great form, and the entire supporting cast made the movie work like a well oiled machine (pun intended). I didn’t find the characters played by Adam Sandler offensive or distasteful, and there were some real laugh out loud moments. Of course, there were plenty of moments full of genuine sentiment, with lots of lessons to be learned. This is the kind of movie I want in my permanent collection, and if there is going to be a sequel, I can’t wait to see it.
The Cobbler Trailer