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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: (L-R) Director Noah Baumbach, actors Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman and Adam Sandler attend the "The Meyerowitz Stories" photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage for Netflix)

The Netflix original film “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” is getting great reviews from the Cannes Film Festival where the small screen vs. big screen argument still rages.

The new film by writer/director Noah Baumbach stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Elizabeth Marvel as the middle-aged siblings contending with the long shadow of their strong-willed artist father, played by Dustin Hoffman. The film also stars Emma Thompson, Grace Van Patten, Adam Driver, Candice Bergen, Judd Hirsch, and Rebecca Miller. The film was produced by Scott Rudin, Baumbach, Lila Yacoub, and Eli Bush.

 

The consensus of opinion among journalists who have see the film at the prestigious festival is that this is Adam Sandler’s best role and performance since Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Punch-Drunk Love” in 2002. That film was the last time Sandler attended the Cannes Film Festival. And, gasp, there’s even award chatter for the “Happy Gilmore” actor.

“The Meyerowitz Stories” will air on Netflix in late 2017.

 

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 21: Actor Adam Sandler attends the “The Meyerowitz Stories” press conference during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Netflix)

 

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 21: Actor Dustin Hoffman and director Noah Baumbach attend the “The Meyerowitz Stories” press conference during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Netflix)
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