My daughter is currently going through an Adam Sandler phase. I think it started with The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates. It then moved on to Big Daddy and Click. As it can often be difficult to watch new movies with a teenager, I figured I would subjugate myself to some of those Adam Sandler films.
Maybe it's because I subjugate myself to bad films a lot. Seriously, I watched Jay and Silent Bob's Reboot just for your amusement. I don't find Adam Sandler movies to be that egregious though. Jack and Jill was bad, yeah, but it wasn't Things. Heck, I might have enjoyed Jack and Jill more than Mr. Deeds. I don't know, maybe it's because I'm getting older, but I kinda appreciate Adam Sandler.
The dude goes and makes a movie and he still manages to work in his friends. Steve Buscemi has done like 14 Adam Sandler movies. And don't even get me started on Allen Covert.
Anyway, I'm not here to talk about all the Happy Madison movies Allen Covert was in. I'm here to talk about The Cobbler and say "hey, that was pretty good." First and foremost, do you hate the fart jokes in Adam Sandler movies? Well, good news, they aren't here. The Cobbler tells the story of a cobbler who is a bit of a schmuck and is more than a bit embittered by his dad leaving him to run the family business.
One day, his stitching machine breaks and he is forced to use the old one in the basement. The stitching machine gives magical powers to the shoes it stitches allowing them to become different people.
I've seen a lot of negative reviews for this movie and I don't really understand it other than people just having a dislike towards Adam Sandler. Aside from the ending that felt like they were trying to set up a franchise, this movie genuinely has a lot of heart. I don't know, maybe I've become less cynical, but I enjoyed The Cobbler.