Sunday, June 5, 2016

"The Cobbler"...A Film Review

A Sunday home and Netflix.

The combination can lead to some interesting things. For me, today, it lead to us finding an interesting little film called The Cobbler.

I was looking for a show to watch and as I scrolled through Netflix's menu, so many films for screaming for attention. "Pick me!" "No, pick me!" And then I saw the ad for this film and there was no screaming, no calls for attention. We thought we'd give it a go.

If you've never heard of The Cobbler (like me before today...), it's about a fourth-generation cobbler working in New York City. Sandler, who plays the title character, is a solitary man who dutifully completes his business responsibilities then goes home to care for his ailing mother. But, because of a magical machine buried under the cobbler's shop, the cobbler can change into whoever's shoes were worked on the magical machine.

What would you do if you could transform into another person? In this film, we find out what one lonely cobbler will do.

Sandler headlines a fine cast. We kept finding ourselves saying, "Oh, he's in that," and "It's her." It wasn't a particularly fast movie--it's a little slow getting going, but it does have a dash of an Ocean's 11, or The Italian Job vibe. There's some violence, and a scene with the cobbler's neighbor that isn't too graphic, but still. 

If you love films and the art of storytelling, there's no better time to live than right now. All you need is a couple of hours of free time.

Oh, and Netflix.

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