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The Cobbler (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 13 March 2015 (USA)
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A cobbler, bored of his everyday life, stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to become other people and see the world in a different way.

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Tom McCarthy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elli ... Goldman (as Elli Meyer)
Adam B. Shapiro ... Schneider (as Adam Shapiro)
Evan Neumann Evan Neumann ... Neumann
Allen Lewis Rickman ... Kessler
Donnie Keshawarz ... Pinchas Simkin
Ethan Khusidman ... Herschel Simkin
Adam Sandler ... Max Simkin
Sondra James ... Anna O'Hara
Kim Cloutier ... Taryn
Dan Stevens ... Emiliano
Steve Buscemi ... Jimmy
Melonie Diaz ... Carmen Herrara
Lynn Cohen ... Sarah Simkin
Method Man ... Leon Ludlow (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)
Stuart Rudin ... Old Bearded Man
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Live your life in someone else's shoes See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, language and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

13 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cobbler See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,501,058
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The plot involves Adam Sandler's character "becoming" other characters. Ellen Barkin appears in the film. She also starred in another body-swap film called Switch (1991), where she played a womanizing man who is killed and comes back in the body of a woman. See more »

Goofs

When the thug who is beating "Patrick the Ratprick" pulls out a semi-automatic Glock pistol to shoot Patrick, you hear the sound of the gun's slide being cycled, which would put a round into the empty chamber. When Leon tells him to stop, you see the thug cycle the slide again, as if this action would "de-cock" the weapon, which it does not. In addition, no cartridge is ejected when he does this, which is what would happen had a round actually been in the chamber. See more »

Quotes

Max Simkin: [Wearing a female customer's shoes] I'm a lady.
Max Simkin: [Feeling down his pants] No I'm not!
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Alternate Versions

The scene in which Leon is killed by being stabbed in the neck with a stiletto heel is censored in both the US and UK versions of the film to attain a PG-13 and 12 rating respectively. The version shown at festivals, and the German release, are uncut. In the censored version, blood has been digitally reduced in the medium shots of Leon, and a shot is removed entirely of Leon taking the heel out of his neck as blood runs down his shirt. The UK version makes an additional change to the scene where Leon roughs up a thief; throughout the scene, the blood on the thief's face has been digitally recolored to be darker in order to soften the impact of the scene. See more »

Connections

Featured in Conan: Adam Sandler/Jonathan Banks/Broods (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

So Near and Yet So Far
Written by Paul Singerman
Performed by Paul Singerman ft Jan Eisen
Courtesy of Singerman Entertainment
By arrangement with The Talent House
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The story is so catchy,, the comedy is fresh,, one of the best Sandler's movies in years ;)
9 May 2015 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

The idea of the movie is fresh new ... at the beginning it starts so vaguely intriguing .. if i didn't knew it's Adam sandler's movie and already had watched the trailer and knew it's a comedy i wouldn't get it from that start of New York 1903 story ;)

The plot is catchy starts easy understandable and grows nicely to the flip point where the shoe maker uses that magical "stitcher" machine we saw on the trailer and wears his first shoe ,, there is some predictability but it was still nice storyline to follow.

The screenplay is tight ,, perfectly written, the movie itself is purposeful ,, like literally "put yourself in somebody's shoes" what would you do !! Seeing how everyone's life really is ... having his own life, problems, having fun ...etc until things go waaaaay bad :D

Well as for the cast ,, i mean come on .. it's Adam Sandler and i don't know but i really liked the short appearance of Dustin Hoffman i like him too,, his role kinda brought some emotional moments to the movie ;)

Overall the movie is really sweet ,, not the type of comedy where you find yourself on your back laughing ,, but it works with the events smoothly.


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