Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. 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.
I watch every Adam Sandler movie with the hope it will make me laugh like Little Nicky, Happy Gilmore, or the classic Billy Madison, or hit me emotionally like Click did. The Cobble was another unfortunate miss. This movie falls short every time and doesn't fully pull the trigger. For instance, the sad emotional parts don't completely deliver the emotion and fall flat. The comedy isn't laugh out loud funny and you only get small chuckles.
The story sounds good on paper but sadly it just didn't lure me in; I tried hard to love this movie but it just felt two dimensional. The cast is full of talented people like Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Dustin Hoffman, Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz and let's not forget Method Man. Yes, they work well together but besides Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi, the chemistry between the rest of the cast seems not to be there. The film's ending felt rushed like the writer didn't know how to end it and the wheels just fell off.
The cinematography is basic but the shots of the New York working class streets make you feel like they are there. Because the movie is about a shoemaker get ready for... you guessed it: lots of shoe shots.
All together I wanted to love this film but it just didn't connect with me. The ending is rushed and outright ridiculous for the last 5-10 minutes of the film. I still have faith Adam Sandler will make a classic movie sooner or later but I would pass on The Cobbler at together. Cheers and remember life won't suck as long as there is a good movie to watch, and I watch the bad ones so you don't have too.
3 out of 10
Edited by Samantha Locke