The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (NC16)
Starring Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman
Directed by Noah Baumbach
It was 21 years ago that Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller first appeared together in Happy Gilmore, where they were playing adversaries of sorts.
Cue to the present: The Sandman and Big Ben are reunited in this bittersweet family dramedy where their characters, again, have some animosity against each other. But there’s affection between them as well.
They, alongside House of Cards’ Elizabeth Marvel, give touching performances as dysfunctional siblings reflecting on the artistic legacy as well as the messed-up parenting skills of their grouchy father (the wonderful Dustin Hoffman), following a crisis at home. Now streaming on Netflix. (***/12)